9 THINGS TO DO WITH KIDS FOR A FUN EASTER BREAK
by Sarah ▪ 06 Apr, 2021
There’s no excuse now the sun is making more sustained appearances: it’s time to pull on your wellies and get some fresh air. There are numerous health and developmental benefits to getting out and about for children – and most of them apply to us adults, too! Sunshine is the best way for our bodies to keep up with Vitamin D, which helps kids’ bone development and boosts the immune system among other benefits. Sun exposure also stimulates production of feel-good chemical serotonin, which helps regulate our appetite and sleep rhythms.
Even if you aren’t confident with crafting, that’s no reason to avoid crafting with your kids. For a start, according to Dr Richard Rende, when parents and young children engage in creative activities together, it makes for a unique bonding experience and is likely to create lifelong memories.
Another online option is the wealth of online theatre that has been made available. You surely can’t go wrong with this stage version of Frozen.
A wonderful bonding activity for all ages, board games are a great evening activity for all the family. Nowadays there are some fantastic quirky games and puzzles with appeal for kids and adults alike.
Why not make a day of it and take your family out for an adventure? Pack a picnic (don’t forget a Gourmade roulade for pud!) and head off into the blue.
Whatever their age, kids and adults alike thrill to a challenge – or competition! Why not see if your kids can master a new skill? This may be something that takes repetition and practice, like hula hooping or a handstand, or something you or another family member can pass on, such as knitting or making friendship bracelets.
It’s always good to encourage kids to give back – and to model it ourselves. Scour your local residents’ noticeboards and Facebook groups for opportunities like wildflower or planting, beach clean-ups or litter picking.