It’s handy to have a list of things to do with kids for any parent. It will give you exciting ideas to help keep the kids busy.
- Go for a bike ride
- Try a virtual museum tour
- Make your own puzzle
- Visit the zoo
- Play a board game
- Get into painting
- Visit a farm
- Get them gardening
- Indoor treasure hunt
- Movie night
- Play some sport
Go for a bike ride
Riding can be an excellent way to get some quality time with your family and kids. There are many places in Australia where you will be a hit with your kids when you take them. If you’d like to help your child learn to ride, you can choose a grassy area with a gentle slope that your kid can roll down. Check out this post if you would like some more tips to help your little one to learn how to ride a bike.
Try a virtual museum tour
Do you know many museums and galleries offer virtual tour? If you have visited your local museum too many times and looking to explore something different or a different culture, you can visit the virtual museum tour offered by some of the world famous museum.
List of virtual museum tour
- Virtual tour of the British Museum
- Virtual tour of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
- Virtual tour of the Rijksmuseum
- Virtual tour of the Musée d’Orsay
- Virtual Tour of the Barnes Foundation
- Virtual experiences of Broad From Home.
- Virtual tour of the Uffizi Gallery
- Virtual Tour of the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art
- Virtual tour of MASP
- Virtual tour of the National Gallery of Victoria
Make your own puzzle
Do you know you can turn a family photo, a photo of your pet, character from your kid’s favourite book or games or even a wonderful drawing from your kid into a DIY puzzle?
There are many websites and online shops you can create your DIY puzzle such as the Puzzle-Shop. To create your DIY puzzle, first you choose the pieces i.e. 1,000, 200 or 500 and then you simply upload a high res photo then you can sit tight and wait for your DIY puzzle to arrive.
Visit the zoo
Going to the zoo is a wonderful wildlife experience for kids and it is absolutely a great way to spend the day with your family. There is simply so much to see and talk about, and also this is the place where great memories can be made.
Play a board game
Playing board games is a classic, but it is still a good one! There are some amazing board games you can get from the game stores for kids. It is great for everyone of all ages, games like Scrabble and Monopoly are super fun and the whole family can play.
Get into painting
Getting into painting may sound simple but it is one of the best ways to keep your children busy during the school holidays. There are many painting tutorials for kids online, this is where they can get stuck in with loads of exciting new painting ideas.
Visit a farm
There are loads of benefits to introduce your kids to animals, by taking them to a farm. There are a lot of farms around the country in Australia. It provides a great opportunity for your kids to get up close to the wildlife.
Get them gardening
Gardening is definitely one of our top favourite when it comes to things to do with kids! Growing plants is fun and your kids can watch their work grow. There are many easy plants for kids to grow without having too much trouble. You can check out this list of easy plants for kids.
If you live in an apartment or simply don’t have a garden , you can buy a window box or small pot and grow herbs like basil, parsley or cress.
We have also written another post that talks about how you can get your kids involved in gardening activities.
Indoor treasure hunt
This is absolutely great especially for Easter! Organising an indoor treasure hunt is a great way to treat your kids by creating a fun game with their favourite treats and toys! You can hide chocolates or sweets around the house (don’t forget to write down where you have put them!) and create a set of clues for your kids to use and find them!
There are many streaming services available for kids, so if you don’t want to take a trip to the local cinema you can simply enjoy the movie at home. Don’t forget to get some popcorn and chocolate!
You can check out this post and find out the best streaming services for kids.
Play some sport
This is a great way to keep yourself and your family active and fit. You can take your kids to the local leisure centres to learn new sports such as martial arts, badminton, tennis or swimming.
There are many health benefits for kids to play sports, for more information you can check out this post.