School holidays are a wonderful time to get involved with creative and engaging activities. There are so many things you can do in the holidays that the usual school week does not allow. Yet are you finding yourself stuck on ideas that you can try on your school break? Are you bored of lazy around all day or sitting in front of the TV all the time?
I mean after a while, even that can feel like torture. So I thought I would share some tips and ideas for making the most of the holidays. Especially the big summer holiday! Here are some things to the in the school holidays that should get you up and about, or at least having more fun with friends.
It is summmer! And summer is a brilliant time to get out and about. Yes, my first idea of things to do in the school holidays is to get outdoors.
Why pass an opportunity to be able to go for a random walk at about 1pm in the afternoon?
This is something you don’t likely get to do during the school week. There are many options when it comes to getting outdoors.
You could go hiking in the beautiful outdoors and see some amazing sights. Spend a day climbing up a mountain somewhere a bit far away, and then enjoying the gorgeous natural view. Or it may be exploring a forest in the middle of nowhere. Trekking for hours and absorbing all the beautiful forest scenery on your way. Getting lost in the woods.
Camping is a brilliant way to get outdoors and savour the beauties of nature.
Many would enjoy trying out the ideas above. But there are some smaller things you can do to enjoy the outdoors. It may just be taking a walk to a local park and back (and picking up an ice cream along the way ;).
Or going to the beach! You don’t need to be away on a luxurious vacation to get some sea and sand most times.
It is the little things that count. The fresh air, the sun warming your back, the sounds of birds and the smell of the green.
Who wants to be cooped indoors, when you could be outdoors and allowing your senses to come alive? Just writing this makes me want to be out and about. So yes, give the outdoors a chance.
Have a get-together! There is no need to feel lonely during the school holidays. You could invite your friends round and get to know each other better. And you could spend time at their place too.
Playing old games from your childhood can be so entertaining! Even more fun than when you originally played them.
Play some music:
This might naturally happen straight away, or you could make a dance routine with your friends and then share it afterward. Listening to the radio while playing board games for example, can be very enjoyable.
Karaoke is another fun idea. Singing your lungs and out and getting goofy. This can be a great way to loosen up. There is no need to be self-conscious.
Usually you get the most fun from singing slightly out of tune. 'Embarrassing yourself' or adding crazy dance moves, just contributes to the fun.
Have you noticed how many fun ideas, can come from just playing around with music?!
The possibilities are endless.
School holidays are for sleepovers! Sleepovers can mean a lot of fun. If you don’t need to get up early in the morning why not plan a sleepover?
Have a classic movie night, with your favourite movies, popcorn and get everyone to bring their favourite snack to share. Classic movies are amazing and even better when shared with friends.
Many teens like browsing through social media . However, even browsing through social media can be more enjoyable with your friend beside you, also doing the same aha. Point is: socialising with friends is a brilliant school holiday plan.
Just because you are off school doesn’t mean that you need to stop learning. Learning and processing information gets our brains active and engaged.
So if you want to stare at some interesting things, you could visit a museum, instead of just sitting in front of the TV.
There are a range of museums and educational places to explore.
When you get back to school, you will likely see the benefits of getting involved in something that made you stop and think.
You may also be able to share the highlights of your trip with friends and teacher. It is quite impressive to hear of kids learning out of school and doing something meaningful with their time.
This is by far one of my favourite things to do in school holidays.
Develop a skill. Devote some time into building and improve your skills in something that you love. This could be learning a new language, or learning to play the guitar.
What about that contraption you wanted to invent or that blog you wanted to start? The school holidays are a wonderful opportunity for getting involved in new and exciting projects. At the end of the holidays you will feel fulfilled and know you have spent your holiday being productive.
Fill your school holidays with happiness by giving. This may be by volunteering in a local community event or making a batch of cookies for a loved one.
Giving to others can add something special to your school holidays and give you a richer experience.
This may sound mushy but honestly it is such a rewarding use of extra time! A few weeks ago a group of younger kids went around delivering hand-picked fruit to people in the neighborhood and it brought so many smiles.
I hope you enjoyed reading and contemplating my ideas/suggestions of things to do in the holidays. There are so many options and It is up to you to make the most of school holidays!
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