Half Term Activity Ideas for Kids

Half Term Activity Ideas

It’s half term – and that means the kids are off school, and you might be looking for ways to entertain the kids that don’t cost the earth, and preferably have some educational value too. Don’t worry, we’ve already thought of that! We’ve got some ideas that will keep the kids entertained for hours, and even provide an opportunity to spend some quality time together – should you so wish.

Half Term Activity Ideas

Craft craft CRAFT! Kids love it, it’s fun, cheap, doesn’t involve getting muddy (though getting muddy is fun sometimes!) and adults can join in too! Spend quality time together, make memories! Or think about saving the world, colour in, dot to dot – so many options!

We made this 20 Ways for Kids to Save the World checklist with our friends at Frugal Family blog, and it’s gone down a treat! Encourage your kids to think about climate change (very poignant with the new Frozen 2 movie coming out in November).

20 ways for kids to save the world checklist

Make a painted pasta mosaic, we love this idea from Thimble and Twig.

Make a painted pasta mozaic

Our Spring Dot to Dot and Colouring Sheets are ideal for wind down time. We’ve also got a five times table version for additional challenge.

Spring 5 Times Table Dot to Dot

We loved this idea of an A-Z of half term activities from Mummy2TwinIndividuals

Make some puffy planets! From Thimble and Twig.

make puffy planets

Fancy some straight forward colouring? Try our Greatest Showman Mindfulness Colouring.

The Greatest Showman Mindfulness Colouring

Make a homemade bird feeder like Catherine from Growing Family.

make a home made bird feeder

Go on a walk and take our Spring Hunt Checklist with you to prompt conversation and questions!

Spring Hunt Checklist
Spring Hunt Checklist

Make a Unicorn Weave Bracelet! Absolutely adorable.

Unicorn Paper Weave Bracelet

Bookmarks are always fun to do and encourage a love of reading too! Our Super Hero Bookmarks are also a craft – double whammy!

super hero bookmarks

May Half Term Activities

This May half term, we’ve loads of fun activities for your kids at home, that are either free or cheap to do!

Try our summer puzzle book age 7-9, we also have other ages too and more summer activities to print and do.

Summer worksheets for kids\

Make pancakes with our Make Your own Pancake Template – a great way to introduce the notion of different pancake toppings!

Pancake day topping activity

If you’re still in the pancake mood, how about making your own chef’s hat? We’ve loads of designs to choose from too, my daughter LOVED making these!

chef's hat template

How about some half term baking? Try our Pancake Recipe Ideas.

pancake day resources ks1

Love all these? Check our our paper craft resources for more ideas.

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We love how @primarypurposefulplay  has used our alphabet road tracing activity!