16 July 2018

Boredom doesn’t get a look in during these school holidays!

One week down, one week to go. School holidays.

While it is lovely for our young scholars to have a break, with it comes some mind work around how to keep them occupied. Of course, they will have their own ideas, but it’s not silly to inject some stimulating suggestions into the mix and temper the time spent on technology.

Here’s hoping there will be days when the weather is conducive to outdoor activity. If indeed the weather Gods smile upon us, then a camping excursion could be just the thing. If travelling away isn’t an option, then setting up camp in the backyard can still provide a sense of adventure and there are plenty of tent options at Torpedo 7 (including sale price items).

Chances are your children may be heading to the movies these holidays. If The Incredibles 2 is the movie of choice then how about going a step further – encouraging creativity along the way – by getting your children engrossed in a The Incredibles’ colouring-in book (available at Spotlight).

I recall receiving, as a child, a wee bottle bursting with scores of different coloured little love beads. Viewing the craft kits available these days rekindles the feeling of pleasure I experienced creating necklaces, bracelets and rings. Perhaps some craft days could be on the holiday agenda? Take a wander down the craft and art isles at Spotlight, for example, where you can find all sorts of projects for little hands to get stuck into. There they have kids’ craft projects promising easy ideas to help develop artistic skills and provide the opportunity for kids to create something to be proud of.  If those promises don’t come to fruition, well hey, at least they probably had fun and would have kept busy.

Another thought. How about extending those feelings of creativity to tackle a bedroom revamp. Some additional pops of colour – courtesy of throws, cushions or rugs – will do the job nicely (they can also help snug up a room for those colder nights). Depending on budget, there’s the option of adding pieces of furniture such as a new bedside table or a groovy chair.

So many options… it’s little wonder I tell my children that only boring people get bored.

Enjoy the remainder of the holidays!

  1. Hoopla, from NOOD, $59.99 | 2. Rubik’s brain athlete puzzle books, from NOOD, $13.99 | 3. Funky Fun Glitter Jewellery Project, from Spotlight, $29.99 | 4. Paw Patrol Sticker Scenes, from Spotlight, $5.24 | 5. The Incredibles Colouring and Pencil Pad, from Spotlight, $8.24 | 6. Torpedo7 2017 Hideaway Tent 3 person, from Torpedo7, $89.99 | 7. Nolan Bedside Table, from Furniture Now, $179.40 | 8. Wedgewood Cushion, from Ezibuy, $15.00 | 9. Sherpa blanket, from Ezibuy, $49.00 |10. Skeleton Chair, from The Design Store, $99.00 |11. Oriental Bedside Table, from The Importer, $450.00 | 12. Davis Round Rattan Mirror, from Ezibuy, $99.99.