April half term has snuck up on us again and many of us here at Blinds4udirect have little’uns so we’ve all been brainstorming what fun activities we can do with our kids so we thought we share our ideas and hopefully help you out a bit, so you have time to browse for those new blinds you need.
Here are our top 5 cracking ideas that are bound to make you a hit this half term:
1. How about making your very own playdough? Your little ones will have the fun of making the play dough and then will be able to mould it to their heart content, you could even have a little moulding competition to see who can create the most inventive object. All you need is: 1 cup of cold water, 1 cup of salt, 2 teaspoons of vegetable oil, 3 cups of flour, 2 tablespoons of cornflour and food colouring
2. Have a treasure hunt! You can hide clues around your home and garden or even a nearby park or woods and let the kids hunt around to kind clues you’ve hidden to eventually lead them to your grand prize (you could even do this inside your house if it a rainy day). Here is a few one liners you could use as clues to get you started:
a. “What begins with a T and is big, brown, and cuddly” – Teddy (and that leads them to a teddy bear where the next clue us)
b. “Where is, Teddy bears favourite place to sleep” – In their bed
c. “Don’t tear the room apart! Just take a look where we do art” – In their playroom
d. “If you were a lawn mower where would you live, but make sure you lower” – In the garden shed, under the lawn mower
e. “What is round and white and fills up with water” – The bath
f. “You still want to look more? Well how about trying the front door?”
g. “Do you want to find the final prize, well how about checking where we watch the sunrise?” – Lounge window
3. Fill up balloons with presents and confetti and fill your lounge or playroom up with them and then let the kids jump all over them, they will love the confetti mess, the loud bangs and the little goodies.
4. Grab your favourite cosy blanket, get some yummy treats and a hot choc and put on the kids favourite film (you might even get to sneak in a cheeky nap)
5. Camp inside! This is a great activity for rainy days, you can get a tent or simply just drape sheets over your furniture, pile up their blankets and duvets, grab your laptop and put on a YouTube video of a campfire and then all that’s left to do is get out the marshmallows and make some yummy indoor s’mores. (http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/indoor-smores-recipe.html) And if they want more to do they can get creative and cut out stars from tinfoil so they can stick it to their tent and sleep under the stars!