I have found that there are two types of school holiday. Firstly there is the great school holiday where everyone gets on and no one wants school to start. Then there is the disappointing holiday which has been consumed by bickering, and school can't come quick enough. What do I think the biggest deciding factor is? The British weather. If the sun is shining everyone is happy. If it isn't then you need a plan.
Now I don't want to be pessimistic by following the weather of late, but, I am thinking that I need a plan! So do the lovely people at Present Finder! They have kindly sent me a selection of gifts from their unusual range to help keep the boys smiling this summer.
They are very clever. Each balloon has an o-ring so they don't need to be tied. They certainly made for a quick and fun water fight.
Finding a game that all the family can play is another challenge. Who Finds It First? is a lovely family game that can be played in a number of ways depending on the age of the children. As little man is only 4, we decided to just find the pieces pictured on the cards.It is harder than it sounds!
To make the game harder you can take extra cards and score points.
Finally the game Guess What is nice to play with older children and adults alike. Big man now stays up later than the other two and this game is good for him. Each card has two sides. One for Little Braniacs and one for Big Brainiacs. This means that you can essentially play the same game but taylor it to the age of the people playing. (Although I may be tempted to tell big man that I am a little brainiac!)
So if you are looking for something a bit different to entertain the kids this summer then have a look at The Present Finder as they have some lovely ideas.
What are your plans for the summer?