Activity Jar


Similar to the piece I wrote last week for writing purposes, this jar is almost exactly the same, the difference being that this jar is filled with ideas for activities to do with children. These ideas are meant to be a variety of activities that can be done as a family, individually or otherwise.

The one I have made for my son has been colour coded with different cards. The different colours represent the amount of time it will take for the activity to be done. Therefore it makes it easier to choose activities, as you can specify a certain colour.

The main times I would use this jar to come up with activities to do would be during weekends and holidays, as well as half terms, as sometimes you can run out of things to do when spending a lot of time at home.

Ideas can include:

  • Hide and Seek
  • Swimming
  • Board Games
  • Cooking
  • Painting
  • Drawing
  • Movie Night
  • Scooters
  • Reading
  • Lego

For the colour coding I have used one colour card for 5-20 mins per activity, another for 30 mins (roughly) and lastly 1 hour+.

How do you keep your children (and family) entertained over long breaks? Let me know in the comments 🙂


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