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Published on July 22nd, 2014 | by Sally Wenham

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Surviving The School Holidays

The school holidays are already upon us and this brings the eternal question ‘how do I keep my children occupied for six weeks?’ to the fore once again.

When it comes to children’s activity suggestions that will keep youngsters occupied over the summer, here at the Post Office Shop, we’d like to give you a few ideas of how to keep your little ones busy and reduce the cries of ‘I’m bored’.

Firstly, you could encourage your children to get creative and undertake some paintings and drawings. The Crayola Ready Mix Paints are a great way to get your children painting their favourite book or movie scene. Don’t worry about the risk of getting paint all over clothes either thanks to the Crayola Tidy Top Art Smock. This smock will keep children’s clothes clean and free from splashes.

There are plenty of things you can do which don’t risk ruining clothing too. Why don’t you make a fort in your living room using cushions from your sofa and chairs?

Perhaps you could buy a notebook and get your child to write a diary of their holidays, for younger children you could get them to draw a picture of something that happened every day.

Another idea for the summer holidays would be to use some scissors to cut out pictures from magazines and then glue them together to create a collage.

To make the most of the great outdoors, perhaps organising a treasure hunt in the back garden is an idea for you.

Leaving the confines of the home, there are many places where you could go and have fun by visiting local attractions. Why not plan days out to museums, adventure parks and if the weather is good (fingers crossed) perhaps even a trip to the seaside?

And for a rainy day why not try keeping things educational and have fun at the same time? The Silvine Times Table Book contains 30 pages of times tables for your children to practice throughout the summer holidays. If they get them all right, you could even treat your child to a trip to the cinema or local swimming pool as a reward?

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