Another lot of school holidays are almost upon us and that means time for some new adventures! And winter in Australia means it isn’t so cold you need to hide inside for 2 weeks at least! We like to fit in a few fun things every school holidays, but sometimes it can be tricky coming up with something exciting to do while the kids are home.
To help, I got my eldest daughter to help me put together a school holiday bucket list full of super fun things to do over the break!
And most of these activities don’t cost much either, with many of them being completely free so school holidays don’t mean you have to break the bank either!! Check out our list of ideas we put together for your school holidays bucket list ideas, and make sure you grab our bucket list printable so you can keep track of all the fun activities you do these school holidays!!
SCHOOL HOLIDAY BUCKET LIST
I love that when the school holidays roll around, we don’t have any set routine or agenda to follow. That is one of those work at home mum perks of working my own hours too.
If you don’t have a full two weeks to spend with your kids at home, that’s okay too because so many of these ideas can be done on the weekend or after school too, so there is still so much you can fit in even if you are working through the day most days! Fun doesn’t need a lot of time!
1 – Have a picnic
2 – Learn something new
3 – Take a road trip (it doesn’t need to be far… even a day trip is great fun)
4 – Read a book together or one each and tell each other what it was about
5 – Visit a friend you haven’t seen in a while
6 – Try a simple home science experiment (Pinterest is full of ideas)
7 – Visit a local museum
8 – Play a board game – or another tech free family activity
9 – Go for a bike/scooter ride
10 – Write a holidays journal of all the fun things you do
11 – Make homemade pizza
12 – Kick a football or throw a frisbee around at the park
13 – See a movie at the cinema
14 – Feed ducks by a lake or pond
15 – Fly a kite – like this one
16 – Build a sandcastle at the beach
17 – Plant a garden
18 – Build a blanket fort
19 – Bake something yummy – find loads of recipe inspiration here
20 – Go stargazing in the backyard
21 – Do a jigsaw puzzle
22 – Go to the zoo
23 – Have a train ride to somewhere new
24 – Do a random act of kindness
25 – Have a pyjama day
26 – Go bowling
Print your school holiday bucket list out here: School Holiday Bucket List PDF
The school holidays are some of the best times to learn, thrive and make memories together! No need to dread the chaos that comes with having the kids home for 6 weeks straight if you’ve got some fun and easy activities to mix up the days with!
For more school holiday list fun, here are some of our favourite craft projects you can do at home:
- Handmade Friendship Bracelets
- Pom Pom Floor Rug Tutorial
- Personalised Bedroom Door Sign
- Creating With Clay
- Troll hair headbands
Need even more fun ideas for what you do for your next school holidays? Check out these fun ideas for helping your kids discover new hobbies to enjoy!