“I’m bored.” “There’s nothing to do.” – and that’s just what you’re saying! School holidays are finally here after a year of drop-offs, pickups, assemblies, after-school activities, dress-up days, packed lunches, and homework. Your young learners are growing very fast, and while you’re the twinkle in their eye, the entertainment’s in your hands. Here are a few holiday activity ideas that’ll keep your pre-tweens busy.

1. Dr. Seuss Day

“A game in the sun might make your day fun. But with learn-as-you-go, new things you’ll soon know.”

Fun and learning can make this holiday exciting, valuable, and memorable.

What You’ll Need

  • Level-appropriate Dr. Seuss books
  • White cotton t-shirt and leggings/pants/skirt for each child
  • Fabric-marker pens
  • Cardboard
  • Paper
  • Coloring felts/pencils/crayons
  • Glue
  • Scissors

What You’ll Do

  1. Read your selected Dr. Seuss book with your children.
  2. Discuss the book with them, asking questions, and discover which character from the book was their favorite – as they’ll be dressing up as them.
  3. Have them design their own costume on their white clothing using the fabric markers.
  4. When they’re done, it’s time to dress up as their character wearing the clothes they’ve just designed.
  5. Once they’re in character, help them create the world their character was in using the art supplies you’ve put aside for them.


By the end of the day, you’ll have introduced your young learner to new characters and settings in an exciting environment without having to leave the comfort of home. Order all the things you’ll need via Dubli.com to earn Cash Back for your purchase.

2. Making Without Baking

“When I grow up I want to be a…”

In their early years, your children are trying to discover their interests and skills. This holiday, you can help them find out more about themselves.

What You’ll Need

  • Paper
  • Writing pencil
  • Ingredients
  • Cookware & Utensils
  • Measuring Cups & Spoons

What You’ll Do

  1. Select recipes for your child to bake.
  2. Have your child write down the ingredients they’ll need, where possible.
  3. Once they’ve washed their hands, help them measure out the ingredients.
  4. Go through the steps of mixing the ingredients together and setting up the oven.
  5. Prepare according to the recipe and enjoy the finished result.
  6. They might need a big helper for some steps, and you can step in and show them how it’s done!

You might discover your very own Masterchef by the end of the day.

3. Bubble Art Attack

Pop-art can be your new pop-tastic style. It’s fun, playful, can be done indoors, and there’s learning involved.

What You’ll Need

  • Bubble blower
  • Bucket (for your “bubble fuel”)
  • Water and bubbly soap (measurement depends on the size of your bubble blower and how many children; mix at a 1 L:1 tbsp water/soap ratio)
  • Food color (red, blue, green, and/or yellow)
  • Large white paper sheets
  • Pencils/felts/crayons/paint – your choice

What You’ll Do

  1. Make your “bubble-fuel” in your bucket using water, bubble soap, and food color.
  2. Ask your children which shape a bubble is to get started. Once they find out it’s a sphere then you can ask them which 2D shape they believe a sphere is made off.
  3. It’s time to discover… start blowing bubble onto your white paper. Soon they’ll have bubble-art circles on the paper, having learned that spheres begin as circles.
  4. It’s now time to do more art on the paper, making faces, or bouncy balls, or even scoops of ice cream out of the bubble circles.

School holiday activities can be fun but it is easy to have time slip away. A few healthy pre-prepared meals will mean your family is getting the nutrition they need alongside the fun!

4. Make Your Own Rainbow

Your little one may have fallen in love with My Little Pony; The Movie (2017) and you’ve been hearing them sing Rainbow, by Songbird Serenade (Sia), for the year. In this case, you know it’ll be awesome to have your little make one themselves.

What You’ll Need

  • Garden hose with an option to create a mist spray
  • Water source to connect the hose to

And that is all you need! But, as you’ll be outside for this, don’t forget to get the sunscreen out of your essential summer tote.

What You’ll Do

At a time of the day when the sun is bright, spray water, with the mist on, at a forty-five degrees angle towards where the sun is shining. You should see a rainbow in the water because the water droplets break up the ray of sun into its seven colors. Science spectacular! Take out your digital camera and capture every detail of the fun!

And now in four fun and easy-to-do holiday activities, you have made memories for life with there still being time to make this the best school holiday ever!

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