School holiday fun doesn’t need to cost a fortune. Here are 5 budget friendly ideas for activities to enjoy during the school holidays this Spring.
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Plant some seeds
In my 5 Ways to Save This Spring post, I mentioned now is a great time to plant a veggie garden. Why not get the kids involved and put them in charge of their own little project these holidays? Let them pick what they would like to grow and who knows, it might even encourage them to try a new veggie or two come harvest time (You can always dream right?).
Spring is the perfect time to get outside in the sunshine and explore! Check out your local area’s website for bush walking tracks near you and see what you can find.
The term “painting” is used loosely here. A number of different mediums can be used to create beautiful rocks; paint, chalk, decoupage, even textas. Collect a few rocks from your backyard, or pick up one or two when you’re out on your nature walk (be very careful you don’t disturb any critters), then get the craft box out and see what the kids come up with. You can even use them to decorate your new garden, if you’re planting one!
Another great idea for getting creative outside is chalk drawing. You can pick up chalk for only a few dollars these days. Set the kids up outside, preferably in a shady spot, and let them go nuts! The best part is clean up is simple; it will all just wash away next time it rains. Make sure you snap a picture before the masterpieces disappear and tag me on Facebook or Instagram so I can see.
Learn a new talent
Porkchop is currently really interested in learning how to code. After a trip to our local library for some books, he slowly teaching himself a thing or two, with a bit of help from the husband. Maybe your kids would love to be able to juggle? Solve a Rubik’s cube? Or do magic tricks? Check out your local library or even have a look on YouTube for how-to videos for their chosen skill, and let them go for it!
There you have 5 budget friendly ideas for activities to enjoy during the school holidays this Spring. What do you have planned for the school holidays? I’d love to hear some more ideas in the comments.