School Holiday Activities on a Budget 2024


Schools out for SUMMER! Looking for some school holiday ideas? We’ve got you covered! While there are various school holiday programs available, there are also a few activities that you can do from home!

Here’s an age breakdown of our top activities that you can do from home with your little ones.

2 - 5 year olds

  1. Play in the park 

At this age, all they want to do is play! It is also vital for them to develop their motor skills! Pack a picnic and take a walk to your local park with a playground! 

You can create an obstacle course for them to complete the different activities in the playground (you could even time them to make it more challenging- especially if you do this on a playdate). 

  1. Art and Craft

Another great way to develop your child's motor skills is through the use of art and crafts! If you have scraps of paper, felt and other odd items (could even collect sticks, leaves, sand or feathers from your park visit), you can glue them onto another piece of paper and create some abstract art (recommend to do this outside as you may end up with glue everywhere). 

  1. Colour Wheel Game

Sometimes the kids know exactly what they want! You can both create a colour wheel! 

A basic colour wheel has 6 colours, you can use these 6 colours (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple) and each colour is a different activity. 

For example: red: food (make some cookies and they can help you decorate), yellow: sunshine (take time to spend time outside), blue: water (do a water based activity, that could be visiting the beach, going to the pool or having a bath where you get them to pick up their toys from the bottom of the tub). 

6 - 10 year olds

  1. Chalk it up! 

Now they won’t be putting the chalk in their mouth, you could get them to draw something in the backyard on pavement! You can take turns tracing each-other and then you can have them colour in their full figure sketch! Want to make it more challenging? Ask them if they can name specific body parts (head, shoulders, elbows, hands, hips, knees, feet). You could also design your very own hopscotch! The best part about this? Cleaning up is super easy! 

  1. Tell me a story

Wanting to expand your child’s creativity while you're doing another task? Give them a sentence to get started and ask them to add to it. E.g. ‘Once upon a time, there was a green frog. He lived in the ….’ then your child will add where the green frog lives and maybe what he’s doing. This game can go on for as little or long as you’d like. 

  1. Cooking

Get them helping you out in the kitchen! Especially with this Christmas season! (The extra pair of hands in the kitchen wouldn’t hurt). They can read the recipe for you and help measure the ingredients! The best part? You get to spend time together and you get a tasty treat at the end! 

Some other ideas include: 

  • Visiting the Zoo 
  • Visiting the Aquarium
  • Going to see an Outdoor movie in your area
  • Go to the arcade 
  • Take the family bowling
  • Go play mini golf

Not satisfied? Check out the Community Page in our app. With so many parents on the app, we’re sure you could find some new ideas in the group!

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