Yes, it's time for a break! Get inspired by our 5 to do's for this spring holiday. With these tips, you'll have fun both at home as well as outdoors. Bet that your (babysitting) kids won't get bored!
#1 A fancy dinner (at home)
Hooray! Restaurants are open again. Despite there being plenty of fun places to go (with the kids), it can be equally great to have a special night at home. Plus: the kids would probably love to help with the cooking. Transform the dining room into a real restaurant together with the kids. Have the kids paint the tablecloth, for example, decorate the menus, or create beautiful placemats.
The big advantage of "eating out" at home? All the children's toys will be close by. Handy for in between courses 😉
#2 Your very own exhibition
A fun and educational activity during the holidays? Good news, because the museums are also open to the public again. Extra fun: many museums organise fun activities in which the (babysitting) kids can participate.
Don't fancy going to a museum, but still want to find a creative activity? Have your (babysitting) kids pick a topic and let them create all kinds of crafts around that theme (such as spring, farm animals, holiday destinations) using colour, clay, paint, you name it. Ultimately, the living room will be transformed into a true exhibition consisting of your own little crafts. Of course, a tour by the artist cannot be missed!
#3 Build a hut
It's every child's dream: their very own hut. But building a hut is not as easy as it may seem. This time, take your time. Plan and design together. What will the hut look like, what colour, and how big will it be? Scavenge some old blankets and cardboard boxes. We cannot wait to see the end result.
#4 Expedition playground
Another fun to do: go on a cool playground expedition with your (babysitting) kids. Visit all the playgrounds in your area in one day. Take a trip on foot or by bike and visit as many playgrounds as possible. And, of course, all playground equipment must be tested. Take pictures of the best spots and ask the kids to rate each playground. In the end, they will have their very own top 3!
#5 Hunting for treasure
Nothing is more exciting that hunting for real treasure together! How fun would it be to put together a scavenger hunt for your (babysitting) kids and maybe even their friends? Create a map of the area around your house. Google Maps can be a great help with that. Place a large red cross somewhere on the map. Have the kids decorate the treasure map and go in search of the hidden treasure together!
Tip: think of a fun theme for the scavenger hunt, such as pirates, jungle, or princesses!
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