We are now well into our first week of the school holidays. Once upon a time I used to feel terribly guilty at my lack of exciting school holiday outings. With time I came to realise that this was fine for our family. Staying home is just a whole lot less stressful. Sometimes we might have a once a week outing and see a movie or go into town. There is the odd play date or sleepover. But most of the time we just do our own thing at home. Boredom is not something to fear, and can actually be quite healthy as this is when I see the kid's imaginations starting to work. I will sometimes direct them in an activity, but a lot of the time they just do their own thing.
Julia made owls from this idea
We made pikelets. Always a quick and easy snack when I'm told "there is nothing to eat!".
Drawing with pastels. These things are messy. We've had the craft mat set up permanently this week.
Julia has been making a soft toy from this book. So far so good. All hand sewn. I think after today her little chicken will have a hat and be ready to be stuffed.
How have your school holidays been?