5 Fun Activities To Do With Your Kids This Weekend

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School is out for the weekend. But what should you do with the little ones? It’s time to come up with some fun and creative ways to keep your little monsters entertained for the next couple of days.

Of course, there is weekend homework to do, but it is still important to plan fun activities for the rest of the weekend. Otherwise, your child may end up plopping in front of the television or computer screen and staying there all weekend.

To help you plan fun activities that kids of all ages will enjoy, we have put together a handy guide below.

1. Go for a picnic

If the weather is warm and sunny, why not go for a picnic? Pack up a hamper of sandwiches, sausage rolls and cupcakes and head off to the park for an afternoon of picnic fun.

Don’t forget to take along a football for a kick about and some other toys and games to keep the little ones entertained. You could also consider inviting some family or friends with similar aged children to your along. This will give them a play buddy and you someone to natter to.

If the weather is horrible, there is no reason you have to cancel your picnic. Instead, spread out your picnic blanket on your living room floor and enjoy an indoor picnic instead. You could even invite the teddy bears to join you.

2. Bake

If your kids enjoy baking, then why not spend a weekend afternoon having a baking session with them. Ask your children what they fancy baking - things like cakes, cookies, bread and homemade pizzas seem to be popular choices.

What you bake may depend on how old your children are and how involved they can get. For example, toddlers and young children will love stirring the bowl and decorating their creations afterwards. While older children will want to help in every stage of the bake.

3. Create a mini herb or vegetable garden

To encourage your little ones to spend time outside, spend an afternoon or morning creating a mini herb or vegetable garden with them.

All you will need are a couple of large wooden planter boxes, some good-quality earth and a few different packets of seeds. Before buying the seeds, ask your children what vegetables and herbs they would like to grow - what is their favourite?

Before planting the seeds, help your child to read up on the care that each herb or vegetable you are planting will need.

4. Make a nature collage

Go for a nature walk to your local park or nature area and help your child to collect items for their collage. Point things out to them like fallen leaves, flowers, pine cones, etc. and collect one or two samples of each in a bag.

Once you have everything you need, go home and get creative. Set your little one up with a piece of card, safety scissors, glue dots, paints, and anything else that they might need. As they are creating their nature collage, talk to them about each item they are using, like a leaf for example, and explain to them where it comes from.

5. Build a den

If the weather is bad and you are at a loss as to how to keep the kids entertained, why not help them to build a den? Kids love dens; they are fun and exciting, and best of all, can keep them happy for hours.

Use chairs, tables and old sheets and blankets to construct a den for your little ones. On the floor of the den place pillows and throws for them to play on.

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About Leilani Gamboa

Lai is mommy to two boys. A breastfeeding advocate, a part time blogger, and works as Virtual Assistant since 2013. Coffeeholic, make-up enthusiast, planner junkie.
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  1. I really love the idea of a gardening project. Herbs are my favorite too!

  2. Thanks for the tips, these are cool ways to enjoy and bond with your kiddos..

  3. I love the idea of going for a picnic. As soon as the snow is gone, that is!

  4. these are really great ideas....I would love to do some of these activities with my daughter.

  5. I love all your ideas :) Can't wait for my daughter to grow up so we can do all these activities.

    Anyhooo, our plan this weekend is to let her play in her mini pool haha! We bought her a small pool the other day and I'm so excited to let her use it.

  6. I like the nature collage idea. We've done some with Fall leaves before, but it'd be fun to branch out (ha, pun not intended) a bit and add new things.

  7. Great list! It's a bit too cold and snowy by me to do a few of these, but will definitely want to get outdoors with the kids and garden come Spring!

  8. I like the picnic idea and the baking too! I'll definitely try those one of these days!

  9. It's still really cold here but we are having a movie night and baking!!

  10. Great ideas! We also love travelling and camping and hiking up the mountains on the weekends. The last two are really cheap and great ways to bond with the family!

  11. Love all the fun activities. We do lot of gardening stuff in weekends, so it gives a special interest to my kids in going green all the way. And we do love some short picnic as well.

  12. This is a good list! I also let my little one to do the stirring when I bake. I like it that he also have fun while Mommy does what she loves :)

  13. Thanks for sharing! we love picnics and dens! hihi.

  14. I miss baking. not so good in baking but still, my kids love it when I bake chocolate chips for them :-)

  15. You have this unique set of ideas. I would totally recommend this activities to my busy mommy friends.

  16. I'll make a note of this once my kid is fine for outdoor activities. :)

  17. This could also be a list of great activities for the whole summer. I love the picnic and garden options!

  18. These are all wonderful ideas. We do many of these things. I love family time.

  19. I love to try the indoor picnic idea. Thanks for sharing ^^

  20. My eldest and I always bake, although she makes a mess more than helping. haha! I love the garden idea :) We recently started with out own veggie garden and good thing, my girls are cooperating :) Great list mommy!

  21. I'm sure my son will enjoy building a den with me. Thanks for that suggestion!

  22. We'll try the nature collage. Thanks for sharing these activities.

  23. We'll try the nature collage. Thanks for sharing these activities.

  24. My kids are on Spring Break for two weeks, and we'll be doing a few of these things.

  25. We want to do #3. Since we are living in a condo, we should plan well on what to get.

  26. Our family loves to go on picnic... We really enjoy time spent playing with the kids bubbles. Blue Bay Walk is a good place during the evening that is very much accessible in Manila. ;-)



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