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5 ideas to make February Half Term more fun

With half term approaching, we have put together five ideas to make sure you and your children still have fun during lockdown.

Scavenger hunt hikes

Even if you can’t go too far or don’t have too much green space nearby, you can still make a walk fun with a scavenger hunt. Make a list of things for your child or children to tick off as you walk around the neighbourhood, park or local area.

Child in puddle

Mad Hatter’s tea party

Why not make your child’s lunch or snack time even more exciting by attaching a theme? The Mad Hatter’s tea party is the perfect way to get your child dressed up and excited about an event again.

Mad Hatter tea parties have extravagant decorations and striking costumes, which you can ask your child to craft for the big day. This is the perfect way to have a sensible, family celebration and use the half term period to create precious memories.

Child in fancy dress

Make a home for wildlife

All sorts of animals need homes, so why not try making a bug hotel, a house for a hedgehog, or even a motel for a mouse? Think about the creature you're making a home for – does it need to be warm, light, dry, dark, cold, or wet? Don’t despair if animals don’t move in straight away. Many will take time to get used to a new place, so check back each day or week to see if any new friends have moved in.

Home cinema trip

There are many ways to liven up a typical movie night. Start by making your own tickets with your children that can be checked at the door before you enter the room. Set up special cinema style chairs in your living room out of cushions and blankets and supply some popcorn, chocolate or sweets as a movie time snack. Let the children choose the film in advance and set a specific time during the day to watch the film so you can personalise the tickets you create!

Popcorn

Dance workouts

With many YouTube videos for dance workouts being aimed at children, find one with their favourite music or songs from their favourite films to keep them interested. Even just 15 minutes of dancing to music each day will be plenty to keep them both entertained and active. From ‘Despicable Me’ themed dance workouts to Disney classics there are plenty of videos and tutorials out there to keep your children moving this half term.

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