Cake day, bake day make a milkshake day!
Your children can have all the fun helping you (aka doing all the hard work) mix everything while you deal with the hot side of baking – safe guarding first! Or if that seems a bit too much like ‘hot and bothered’ in the summer heat the milkshake/smoothie options are endless. We love to decorate our glasses too, extra tasty and extra fun! I’ll have a banana, chocolate peanut butter please!
Why not make a day of it? Take your little ones to see a nice film at the cinema and ask them about their favourite parts along with discussing yours, once you’re back home and you’ve had a chance to have a nice cup of tea, how about reenacting your favourite scenes and filming them on your phone for giggles! Fun for all the family!
Camping out in the garden
A fun and inexpensive way to go camping. Let the kids build a camp, or put up an existing tent if you have one. They’ll enjoy building it and they can take their toys in and invite their friends over for a day of fun. You can be their waiter and take their lunch to them and let them order, set them up with a little bell or a walkie talky and let the fun and games begin. It will certainly keep you on your feet but it will feel like a day out for your kiddies. And, if they tidy up nicely they might get a little treat, perhaps in the form of ice cream!
How about a fun day at the water park? This is always a winner with the kids and admit it, you love it too! Why not take a few friends with you, so you can take it in turns to climb the mountain stairs when the older legs get a little tired. I don’t know about you, I’m into fitness but the way the kids can speed around those water parks is unbelievable!
Why not let them have a go at re-designing their room, you don’t have to go out and spend lots of money, how about re-arrange some of the things already in there or buy some arts and crafts goodies and let them decorate a lampshade or make their own pillow, low cost and lots of fun!
Sports day in the garden
This one is so easy to arrange and so much fun! Boil the eggs, fill some bags with beans and get the slippery slide out! The kids can make their own medals from cardboard and ribbon and they’ll love the three-legged race, who doesn’t?
We hope you enjoyed our Top 10 activities for Mums and Nannies alike! If you have any fun ideas for the summer get in touch we’d love to learn some more! Happy Holidays!