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Autumn Holiday Fun


By the second week of the winter holidays it’s not unusual for families to be stuck inside and tensions steadily rising! So change direction – hijack the holiday atmosphere!

The school holidays are the ideal time for those fun, memory-making activities that are so hard to squeeze into the busy working week – So put fun into holiday action.

First strategise your day: “I want your rooms cleaned by 9:30am.” Then we are off on an adventure. 
Home for lunch followed by two hours Quiet action like reading etc. Then Action again at 3pm before dinner.

Some action ideas:

• Paint a family mural on a garage or Rumpus room wall.

• Make a Photo story book of your holiday or family History.

• Let the kids loose with a camera all day, prepare the prints, then make the book ‘A Day in the Life of the Carter Family’.

• Alternatively, work with your child on a book all about them, with photos, drawings or collage of their favourite things, people, and places.

• Even better, ask them what kind of book they’d like to make – whatever it is, it’s guaranteed to be a future family treasure, if it doesn’t get worn out from overuse first!

• Search the rock pools at the beach.

• Play Barbrador/British Bulldog (Bullrush)in the wet. “Will you surrender to the king of Barbrador?”  (Means ‘Bar the door.’)

• Have Fish & Chips on a beach or in the dark in a park.

So change direction – hijack the holiday atmosphere! Make sure you are driving the holiday programme not your kids.