Friday, 19 July 2013

Summer Boredom Busters

Hello friends

This week, whilst melting, I have organised a boredom buster for the summer holidays. School days are so well structured that L has no time to be bored, unless she hates the subject being taught. But at home she gets bored very quickly and being an only child looks to me for ideas.

I got some great ideas from, http://www.frugalfamily.co.uk. First I made up a daily sheet for each day of the summer holidays  and stuck them on some fun backing card. Next I filled in some of the dates that are already booked. 
I then made a list of possible activities (free or low cost) and got the all important approval from L.
Once approved I wrote them onto post its so that they can be moved around.  

This still left some gaps where boredom can set in so I cut out lots of different coloured bits of paper and wrote on each and activity and folded them up. Placed them into a covered tube. I didn't finish there. Next, I went through L's toy cupboard and dug out anything that she had not played with or touched in a long time and put them into a bored bag.
As you can see there is quite a few items. Some of it she got at Christmas. With all this I refuse to buy more. In between L will spend a lot of time on her Ipod and spending time with her friends.

Last summer was quite difficult as L was bored a lot and I didn't have much organised so hopefully this summer break will be better. 

I've cut out some my bags and they're ready to sew. Will show and tell when completed.

It's so hot today, my back garden is 38c (100f) it's south facing. My hubby is also suffering in this heat with not much shelter. He's a taxi driver) I have the font door open, on the chain, to create a through draft. It helps to keep the downstairs cool but no help upstairs even though the windows are open and curtains closed.

I need a cold drink.

Carolx

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    1. Thanks Jane. I just hope this summer is easier than last year when I had no plans or strategies
      Carolx

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  2. I'm sweating cobs here. Hope the hols go well.
    Love from Mum
    xx

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    1. And it's not as hot as down south. I do feel for Froogs and Fostermummy.
      Thank you
      Carolx

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