50 things to do with children during February half term 2021
Wondering how to amuse the kids during February half term? Whilst the week-long holiday may bring a welcome break from home schooling it does leave parents trying to find things to keep the kids busy as lockdown restrictions continue.
If you're in need of some inspiration or some fresh ideas here are 50 things you can perhaps try from home...
In the garden...
1 Create a garden obstacle course
2 Use pavement chalks on the patio or a brick wall
3 Make a bird feeder or fat balls for the birds
4 Organise a penalty shoot out competition or target game
5 Make leaf art or collages using items found on a walk or in the garden
6 Make boats from twigs and see if they will float in a sink of water
7 Dig the flower beds ready for spring
8 Try a scavenger hunt.
9 Make a fairy garden or a dinosaur's lair using an old plant pot or seed tray
10 Wash the car - it's often a fun job for kids and it gets a chore done!
Arts and crafts...
11 Make a scrapbook of your family's year in lockdown
12 Collect items for a time capsule shoe box to remember your unusual time at home
13 Make cinema tickets for a family film night
14 Design a card for Mother's Day next month
15 Make your own salt dough
16 Try junk modelling
17 Follow an online draw-along lesson
18 Make a card for a friend or relative and post it
19 Try crafting origami animals using an online tutorial
20 Grow cress heads with egg shells
21 Organise a treasure hunt around the house
22 Play a board game or have a go at designing your own
23 Try indoor hopscotch
24 Do a jigsaw puzzle
25 Play a game of top trumps
26 Learn a family card game
27 Challenge someone to a game of 'Would you rather'
28 Create a memory test game with objects on a tray
29 Play matching pairs or snap
30 Make paper aeroplanes and see who can fly them the furthest
31 Try an online yoga class with Cosmic Kids Yoga
32 Join Joe Wicks for a PE workout
33 Organise a family talent show
34 Plan an afternoon tea for all the family and bake a cake to enjoy
35 Record a video message for someone you're missing
36 Set up a camp or indoor den
37 Try and earn a Blue Peter Badge, here's how
38 Have a fashion show - with family members swapping wardrobes for added humour!
39 Pick the menu and cook dinner together
40 Plan playlists for a kitchen disco
41 Read a story aloud to a family member or to a relative over facetime
42 Recreate the cinema with a film, popcorn, sweets and movie tickets
43 Listen to an audio story
44 Build something from LEGO - the 30-day LEGO challenge is here
45 Write a letter to a friend or relative
46 Listen to a zookeeper talk from a wild animal park
47 Watch a nature documentary
49 Play an online game
49 Read a book - here's BookTrust's top 100 books from 2020
50 If you own an Apple device download Garageband and let the kids try mixing their own music