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    Creative Ways to Keep Kids Busy During the School Holidays

    With the school holidays upon us, it’s time to gear up for some quality family time. While it’s the perfect opportunity to unwind and bond with your little ones, keeping them entertained can sometimes be a challenge. But don’t worry, we’ve got some exciting ideas to make this break one to remember.

    • Take a Hike: Explore the natural beauty of South Africa by embarking on a hiking adventure. Despite the cooler weather, you can still enjoy the great outdoors by bundling up and hitting a local trail. Choose a route suitable for all members of the family, pack some snacks, and don’t forget to stay hydrated!
    Creative Ways to Keep Kids Busy During the School Holidays, EntertainmentSA News South Africa
    A father and son hiking / Image: National Defense PAC
    • Get Cooking: Turn your kitchen into a culinary playground. Cooking and baking not only provide a fun activity but also help develop fine motor skills in children. From mixing ingredients to decorating cookies, involve your little chefs in the kitchen for a memorable culinary experience.
    Creative Ways to Keep Kids Busy During the School Holidays, EntertainmentSA News South Africa
    A mother and daughter cooking together / Image: Charlottesville Family
    • Create a Family Song: Music is a fantastic way to connect with your kids. Channel your inner rockstar and compose a song together. Keep it simple, meaningful, and don’t forget to add some catchy tunes and fun actions to get everyone grooving.
    Creative Ways to Keep Kids Busy During the School Holidays, EntertainmentSA News South Africa
    A pair of boys singing / Image: Verywellfamily
    • Encourage Reading: Ignite your child’s imagination through the magic of books. Whether it’s joining a reading club or cozying up with a bedtime story, instill a love for reading in your little bookworms. Not only does it boost their vocabulary and creativity, but it also strengthens the parent-child bond.
    Creative Ways to Keep Kids Busy During the School Holidays, EntertainmentSA News South Africa
    A mother and daughter reading together / Image: USA today
    • Play Card Games: Have fun with a deck of cards. From classic games like Crazy Eights to mastering poker skills, card games offer endless entertainment for all ages. Challenge your kids to learn new games and enjoy some quality family competition.
    Creative Ways to Keep Kids Busy During the School Holidays, EntertainmentSA News South Africa
    A game of cards / Image: Happiness is homemade
    • Host a Movie Party: Turn your living room into a mini cinema and host a holiday-themed movie party for your kids and their friends. Pop some popcorn, whip up homemade pizza, and settle in for a movie marathon filled with laughter and memories.
    Creative Ways to Keep Kids Busy During the School Holidays, EntertainmentSA News South Africa
    Kids watching a movie / Image: Parent Map

    With these exciting activities in place, the school holidays are sure to be a blast for the whole family.

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