As we head into the school holiday period or are mid way through in some states, I wanted to share some great resources to help you stay sane. I actually love the school holidays. In my house, we are not morning people so being able to sleep in and relax is bliss. I love having a ‘stay-cation’ and just slowing down from the usual hustle and bustle and constant activities. School holidays also mean that some places you normally go to with your little one may be more crowded and noisy than usual, so it’s worth thinking about taking a break or changing things up a bit.
I really love this article, from The Art of Simple with some great tips on camping. Camping is such a classic way to spend the holidays, and is budget-friendly, simple and a great way to reconnect with nature. Over the years we have collected pine cones, shells, twigs and feathers and turned them into artwork- a great keepsake instead of buying souvenirs (although we do like to do that too!). This article also has some brilliant tips on camping with young children.
Holidays are a great time to get creative. We recently had so much fun making these Mindfulness Glitter Jars, they are great at helping teach kids to learn to identify and manage their emotions in a real, tangible way. They are also really soothing to look at and you can give them creative names like ‘Galaxy Jar’ or ‘Fairy dust jar’. A great activity that’s sure to delight.
Spring holiday season is a great time to get out into the garden- there’s a whole world of adventure waiting. Whether it’s planting a vegie patch or some plants, exploring insect and bird life or getting your compost in order. Spring is in the air so head outdoors for some much needed sunshine. Kids, being naturally curious can discover a whole exciting world, right in their own backyard.
We’d love to hear what you’ve been up to or are planning these holidays, what are your favourite holiday activities?