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...

A home-made bird feeder for the garden
A home-made bird feeder for the garden

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!

Parents are relying on a lot of arts and crafts to keep kids busy
Parents are relying on a lot of arts and crafts to keep kids busy

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

Get out the board games for some family fun
Get out the board games for some family fun

Games...

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

Try cooking dinner or baking together
Try cooking dinner or baking together

Get active...

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

Set the kids a LEGO challenge - there's lots online to choose from
Set the kids a LEGO challenge - there's lots online to choose from

Quiet time...

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

For more suggestions of things to do with the family in the coming weeks visit www.mykentfamily.co.uk or visit our facebook page.

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