While the school holidays are now finished for most of us here in Australia, that doesn’t mean we should forget about having fun for the next ten weeks.
Here are a few more activities you might like to try on the weekends to mix things up a little.
Fresh air, greenery and exercise do good things for your soul. Bushwalking doesn’t have to be strenuous to be rewarding. Get outside and feel the freedom and peace of a forest.
As teachers and/or parents you spend an enormous part of everyday looking after others. Now that it is holiday time, take the opportunity to do something for yourself. Treat yourself to something special that will make you feel good for more than a moment. You deserve it.
Picnics are always good fun, especially with a group of friends and a little sunshine. You can pack an elaborate basket of goodies or just pick something up on the way to your location. Maybe you could go somewhere with a view and enjoy the sights as well.
Watching an old favourite movie is a little like cuddling up in an old oversized jumper; familiar and comforting. Take an few hours and treat yourself to a familiar favourite.
I’d choose Dirty Dancing. What would you watch?
There are so many wonderful gardens and green spaces we can explore. Even if the weather is cold or it is hard to get yourself out of the house, I have no doubt that you’ll enjoy the outing if you make the effort.
I was busy doing many out door activities this past week thanks to the beautiful Queensland Winter weather but also made sure to spend some quality learning time with my son at home. Here he is building on his understanding of numbers 1-5.
We are now halfway through the school holidays so hopefully you’re feeling relaxed and have been totally enjoying yourself. In the previous post I listed 40 things to do in the school holidays. If you have read that list you will have come across the following suggestions and if you haven’t read the list, perhaps you might like to visit it now.
These ideas were posted on Instagram during the week. I love the background and font colours, I hope they make your eyes happy too.
Now that most of us are on holidays, I’ll post some suggestions of how you might like to relax. Local libraries have an AMAZING collection of items you can borrow, not just books! Most libraries also have great free or low cost activities running throughout the weeks too.
There are so many things we overlook in our own towns and cities. These holidays consider playing tourist for one day in your own city and enjoy the adventure.
When you bake a tasty treat in your own oven, not only do you get to eat it hot and fresh, you are also treated to the lovely smells that will fill your home.
Taking the time to write a thoughtful letter or postcard to someone you care about is time well spent. Plus it’s always lovely to receive something personal and thoughtful in the mail so you’d be giving the special recipient a lovely surprise.
Camping is a great adventure but if you’re after something requiring a little less effort (& a hot shower) you can set up a tent in your backyard. If that’s a little chilly, then make a fort in your lounge room and camp out there. Don’t forget the marshmallows!
FINALLY the holidays have rolled around and it is time for you to enjoy that much anticipated ‘me time.’ If you are fresh out of ideas or looking for a little extra inspiration, hopefully you’ll find some helpful suggestions below.
Here I go, 40 Things To Do in the School Holidays:
- Visit a museum
- Take a free walking tour of your city
- Bake some cookies
- Try out a new craft
- Plant something in your garden
- Play your favourite tunes and have a dance
- Have a bubble bath
- Try a new food, restaurant or cafe
- Go away for the night
- Visit a nursery
- Go to an art gallery
- Camp out in your back yard (or lounge room)
- Have a potluck meal with friends
- Visit your nearest zoo or animal reserve
- Watch an old time favourite movie
- Head to the local library
- Take a bush walk
- Watch a sunrise
- Try a new recipe
- Go for a bike ride; most cities offer bike rentals
- Have a picnic in the park
- Search the local newspaper for free activities to attend
- Write and send a letter or postcard
- Look through some old photographs
- Read a new book
- Walk along the beach
- List three tasks you must complete and a reward for doing each
- Call a friend you haven’t spoken to in a while
- Catch up on films at home with popcorn and treats
- Research and write a list of places you’d like to visit
- Prepare a meal with all colours of the rainbow
- Buy some new stationary
- Visit a local farmer’s market
- Ride on public transport to a new location
- Buy a bunch of flowers to brighten up your home
- Treat yourself to a massage or beauty treatment
- Write down five things you are truly grateful for
- Do some goal setting; what do you hope to achieve in the next year?
- Head to your nearest botanic gardens
- Get dressed up and go on a date, by yourself
If you have some suggestions, I’d LOVE to hear from you!