Did you know that it’s National Family week between the 31st May and the 6th June?
Apparently the average family spends only 49 minutes a day together which is such a shame, I love spending time with the kids, whether it’s doing stuff at home, going out somewhere with them or even just snuggling up together on the settee.
I’m really looking forward to half term at the end of this month, which cleverly coincides with National Family Week. I should hopefully have some time off work to spend with them so we can do loads of fun stuff together. We’ve had a chat about what the kids want to do (best to do this in advance – good bribing potential) and we’ve come up with our plan of action:
Monday – Baking Day, I’m going for the easy option here and using the ready prepared mixes that you can buy. The kids love the fact that there’s no measuring involved and they can just get right in to their favourite bit – the mixing and the licking of the bowl 😉
Tuesday – Hopefully, the weather will be nice so we can have our teddy bears picnic in the garden, we might even build a den! We’re also going to choose a book to read together and do some activities around the story (a bit like we did here).
Wednesday – We’re going to make some puppets and a theatre so the kids can put on their own little puppet show. We can’t decide whether to make sock puppets or wooden spoon people yet though.
Thursday – Because we love baking so much we’re going to do some more today ready for our picnic. We’ll also have a themed tea (here’s our last one)
Friday – We’re going to pop to the beach or the park, or even the park near the beach for a picnic. We’re also going to make an art gallery with the masses of art that they always bring home from school before the holidays.
Saturday – Lightwater Valley and /or camping (if we dare attempt it)
Sunday – Pyjama Day – I think we’ll need it by this point lol.
There’s more idea’s here and you can also click on the school holiday activities tag in the tag cloud to the right to see some of the things we’ve done in the last few school holidays.