Ideas for the Half Term Holiday
Scouts - https://www.scouts.org.uk/
Girlguiding - https://www.girlguiding.org.uk/
School of Coding
If you like coding, play around on Scratch at home or check out this website.
A growing worldwide trend which is increasingly popular in the UK is geocaching. Think of it as a real-life treasure hunt.
All you need to get started is the Geocaching app and/or a GPS device. You then use one or both of these to navigate to cleverly hidden containers called geocaches. The geocache coordinates are registered on a geocaching website such as https://www.geocaching.com.
There are millions of geocaches in 190 countries waiting to be discovered. Geocaches include a logbook for finders to add names and comments, as well as some interesting and fun items such as coins, small toys, keyrings, guitar picks, gift cards or costume jewellery. Finders are welcome to take items from the geocache but the etiquette is to put something back in as well.
Fun and games
Board games seem to be becoming popular again so why not enjoy playing some of your old favourites and exploring some of the newer ones. There are all kinds of versions of Monopoly and Trivial Pursuit that the whole family can enjoy – and check out some of the top-selling games such as Strictly Come Dancing, The Crystal Maze and even When in Rome – the first Alexa-powered board game!
Or why not also have a fun afternoon playing old-fashioned party games? The list is endless: hide and seek, pass the parcel – or musical bumps / chairs / statues? Great fun for everyone – especially with prizes!
Why not dedicate an afternoon to arts and crafts during half term? Whether it’s painting or drawing, slime or play doh, creating collages or mosaics using images from magazines or building something innovative and unique from basic household items; there are all kinds of possibilities.
Another option is to do some baking. Some families love to do this, others can’t bear the mess! But it can be a fun and productive activity with something lovely to eat at the end. There are many relatively simple things that children can make, including biscuits and cakes, so could be well worth the effort.