Half term at home: how to make it fun


Despite having to alter a lot of our plans this year due to Covid-19, it doesn’t mean that we still can’t have fun. After all, it’s important that we try to make as many happy memories as possible during this uncertain period. With half term coming up for your children, why not start planning activities that you can all do together so that you have something to look forward to? For some inspiration on how to keep the kids engaged during their time off school, read our list of activities below.

Trial some new recipes

Do your kids love to eat? If so, encourage them to get involved with making some of their favourite meals or snacks and trial some new recipes together. From crumpet pizzas and rainbow spaghetti, to fajitas and vanilla cupcakes, there’s plenty of inspiration online to help you get creative in the kitchen. Once you’re finished, you can rate your chef skills out of ten!

Get out in the garden

Is your outdoor space in need of a makeover? Perhaps it’s time to invest in some flowers that can add a pop of colour to your otherwise very gloomy garden? Kids love getting dirty, so there’s no doubt they’ll be happy to get digging with you outdoors. It’s worth bearing in mind that the cost of shrubs, plants and pretty flowers can all add up, so before heading off to your local garden centre to stock up on forsythia or honeysuckle, ensure that you have assessed your finances to see what new bits you can afford to take home and plant.

Try out some simple science experiments

If you have curious or inquisitive children, you can help them to get creative on their half term by trying out some science experiments. From making a volcano to creating their own slime, they’ll learn valuable skills such as perseverance and self-confidence.

Get moving

While Joe Wicks’ live ‘PE with Joe’ sessions may have come to an end, you can still stream them on YouTube. If you’re struggling to know what to do with your kids in the morning, these fantastic short interactive workouts will help to make everyone in the household feel energised. With over 70 million views, the fitness influencer’s videos have helped a lot of people to stay active while on lockdown – so why not join in the fun?

Make a scrapbook full of memories 

Have you had to put your family holiday off until next year? If Covid-19 has cancelled your plans of soaking up the sunshine abroad over half term, why not use this time to reminisce on previous trips that you have enjoyed with your family? Print out some of your favourite photos and get the kids to create scrapbooks of your most-loved holidays. These little keepsakes will be something you can cherish forever.  

Which activities will you be trying out first?