Mom, I'm bored!


School holidays are in full force and our wonderful editor, Scott is taking a well deserved break at home with the kids. So you have my face this week!

The winter holidays are a rather tricky one. Summer holidays are all about being outside in enjoying the wonderful weather and taking advantage of the festive vibe that everyone's caught. But the winter holidays are in the middle of the year, parents are still working, cash is as scarce as hens teeth and childcare for 3 weeks is rather expensive.

So parents need to come up with cheap and creative ways to keep their kids entertained while the rain pours down outside and the weather is generally miserable. We've rounded up some cheap and fun activities to keep the kids entertained during the holidays:

27 no-mess indoor activities
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5 sick day activities
Great tips on how to keep your sick kids occupied while they're home from school.

5 activities for toddler development
Keeping a toddler entertained can be a a daunting task. Here are some ways to keep busy hands out of trouble.

5 activities for rainy days
How to keep your kids entertained when it's miserable outside.

10 Cheap holiday activities
Run out of holiday activities? Here are 10 great ways to keep your kids occupied this holiday.

10 winter holiday activities
Free things to do with your children during the winter holidays.

Printable Frozen activities and games
Print these free activity and game sheets for your kids to enjoy.

5 kid-friendly indoor activities
Don't fret when looking for ideas to keep the kids busy. Try these activities! 

DIY arts and crafts for the whole family
A collection of the cutest and most fun DIY activities to do with your family.

More free printable colouring pages and activities

If you're home with your kids for part of this holiday then I hope you're having a great time with them and making lots of fun memories.

Send us your ideas for keeping the kids busy during the winter holidays to

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