We're over half way through the plight of half term and the end is officially in sight – hooray! But if you're struggling with ideas to keep the anklebiters amused this weekend, take a look at our five fab activities that don't cost the world!
1. Treasure Hunting
Send the kids on an expedition around the house with an exciting treasure hunt. Keep them on their toes by doubling up the quest with a quiz and get them working on their academics without even knowing! From under the sink to under the bed, the hiding options are endless and you can decide just how easy or hard to make the game.
Cost: Optional – it depends on what kind of treasure you want to hide! But we recommend investing in a variety pack of sweets.
2. Get Slimey
It’s a phenomenon that’s been sweeping the globe with both the children and parents obsessed. Roll up your sleeves and create your own slime with ingredients that are easy to get your hands on.
To create slime all you need to do is mix four cups of shaving cream, two cups of PVA glue, two spoons of bicarb. soda, one spoon of saline solution and add the food colouring of your choice. You can also add in glitter to make the flubber shimmer!
3. Put pen to paper
Save some money and get the kids to make personalised cards for friends and family members. From quirky egg-shaped cards ready for Easter to lovely Mother's Day cards, the littles can get lost in hours of fun as they make their imaginative designs come to life.
Cost: Optional - dependent on how many crafts you want to buy.
4. On your marks, get set, bake!
Head to the kitchen to make some crunchy Coco Pops cakes. A family favourite that never gets old, the crispy squares are a timeless treat that take minimal effort to create. Simply melt 30g of butter in a saucepan, add nine marshmallows and cook on a low heat. Once melted, remove from the cooker then stir in two spoons of vanilla essence, add 125g of Coco Pops and then use a moist spoon to mould into paper cupcake cases. Before allowing the mixture to set for 30 minutes, the kids can decorate the treats with mini eggs or chocolate buttons.
5. Create new identities
Go incognito this holiday and become a family of superheroes. Come up with names, secret alias, and powers before sitting down to make personalised masks with cardboard and string.
Pop down to your local arts and crafts shop or Paperchase and stock up on supplies. Take it one step further and sit-down for a story-telling session where each of you share some of your wildest adventures whilst saving the world.
Cost: Optional – depends how wild you let your imagination run.
For more ideas on half term fun, visit www.voucherbox.co.uk.