The summer holidays are fabulous. Six gorgeous weeks to spend with your kids, to do great stuff, visit great places, catch up with great people. Except we all know that in reality the kids are often slightly fractious by about week 3 and we've run out of ideas and money to keep them amused!
The weather of course can be variable (to say the least!) which can scupper your plans too. What you need is a bag of 'lucky dip' ideas for things to do whatever the weather - which is where Spit Spot comes in! It's a website, blog and app with ideas for things to do with your kids - including games, crafting, cooking that can be messy, thinky, silly, educational but above all engaging, fun and easy to do, making you a parenting hero right through to September.
Here's three great Spit Spot ideas you could try out this summer
Put your recycling to good use - use it to make sculptures and models!
Have a race with these easy, fun rockets
Why not... play 'When I went on holiday' - A memory game that's great for journeys or just to fill 5 or 10 minutes
Here's 5 more ideas for the summer holidays - whatever the weather!
The Spit Spot App lets you choose activities based on how much time you've got, the type of activities you want, whether you are inside or outside, with boys or girls or a mix of ages. Whether you have a whole afternoon to fill or just ten minutes, whether it's raining or sunny or you have one, two or more children with you, Spit Spot has the answers. Spit Spot comes up with a range of activities that have been road tested by real kids and real parents that come with easy to follow instructions and top tips that will engage and captivate your kids and make you a parenting hero this summer.
For more step by step ideas for things to do with your kids (including some great top tips), download the Spit Spot app.
You could also visit Spit Spot website.
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