Stuck for activities to do with your child on the weekends, half term or summer holidays? Look no further, as here are 5 activities you can plan with your child any time of the week, and they’ll learn a lot of new skills along the way. Read on with this post from this private school in London.
All kinds of gardening are awesome ways to get your children involved in the great outdoors. Placing seeds for vegetables or giving your child a plant pot to choose what they would like to grow is a great learning activity in terms of learning about a plant’s growth system, how photosynthesis works and more.
2. Water play
Using a paddling pool or making an activity involving water allows your child to practice their coordination and fine motor skills. Continued practice makes this a good way of showing how to swim and coordinate yourself in the water, making for stronger muscle memory.
3. Treasure hunts
These can be made any way you’re able to. Draw out a plan on a piece of paper for your child to follow and place clues around your garden or the local park for them to piece together. This is a great test of their critical thinking and decision making skills.
4. Wildlife watching
Your garden or a local woodland walk is the perfect place to try out looking for all kinds of wildlife and bugs. From birds in the sky to small critters on your path, there are plenty of animals your child can document as they go.
5. Helping with the BBQ
In a safe way you can allow your children to help prepare food for outdoor cooking. This gives them a chance to learn about how different food needs to be cooked, at what temperature and why. Give them easy tasks first, like preparing a salad or picking vegetables from the fridge, until they’re old enough to handle the cooking!