Your 2019 July school holiday survival pack

Keep the kids busy these chilly July holidays!
Keep the kids busy these chilly July holidays!

Three weeks are long, eh. If you're working this July holiday and the kids are bored at home, you'd want some ideas to keep them happily occupied.

If you're home with them, or they're in the care of a relative, nanny or aupair, perhaps you need a few ideas of fun things for them to do together.

And if you're travelling, we have some great tips. Enjoy!

At-home activities, games and crafts

Build a tent, shoot a movie, bake something... we've rounded up some great ideas for bored kids:

Fun indoor activities to keep the kids busy

From setting up a treasure hunt to making jelly, here are:

5 great things to do with your toddler

Stock up their craft box so they'll keep themselves happy for days:

What every craft box needs

Young and older kids will love getting messy with corn starch and water:

Keep the kids amazed with Non-Newtonian fluid

If you haven't yet cracked it, here's the...

Cure for toddler boredom and ideas for tiny busy-bodies.

Cooking with kids! 

Here are recipes to make for kids of all ages

More ideas for toddlers:

Make a pet rock, how to make a toyrarium, and mud pies, and make your own moon sand (kinetic sand)!

More indoor play ideas for kids, plus 27 no-mess indoor activities for kids

Here are dozens of DIY crafts for preschoolers

Make a bowling pin set

Have fun with foot and hand prints.

Create a pipe-cleaner flower bouquet.

Make wooden spoon puppets

Make button art.

Build a giant bubble wand.

Grow a rock garden.

Give an old T-shirt a make-over

Make your own play dough.

Paint with DIY puff paint and your own finger paint.

Have fun with felt and cork stamps

Plant seedlings in a container.

Create dress-up crowns from paper


We have some Penguins of Madagascar games, from memory cards to colouring-in pages you can download and print.

And see these beautiful free Disney paper dolls the littles will love.


Download these apps to your smartphone and never be lost... for something to do:

5 great travel apps for families going on holiday


If you want your preschooler to have some fun, download Your Baby magazine's printables:

20 school-readiness printables to help your preschooler hone their skills

What do you need to help you and your family through the holiday?

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