5 ways to keep the kids busy at home these holidays

5 ways to keep the kids busy at home these holidays

By Fiona Berkman on Apr 04 2017

Happy Easter! Here's some simple and inexpensive ideas to keep your kids entertained at home these Easter holidays.


Handball for rainy days

Under cover, mark out a square and divide into four using chalk or duct tape. Grad a tennis ball and get moving!

Backyard twister

Lay out a string line to the size of the game you want. Then use four different colours of line marking spray (or jumbo chalk). If you want to follow the colours of a Twister board start with a vertical row of green then yellow, blue and finally red. 

Scavenger hunt

Get some paper bags and write a list of items likely to be found in the backyard or close by then send the kids off to find them. 

Slip ‘n slide

For a hot day, roll out a length of thick plastic and weigh it down with sandbags or something that’s not going to hurt if you slide into it. Add a paddling pool at the end to slow down enthusiastic slip ‘n sliders. 

Learn to cook

Why not let the kids design their own tasty treats with our easy Easter biscuit recipe!

1 pkt milk arrowroot biscuits
1-2 tsp lemon juice
250g icing sugar
2 tbsp cold water
food colouring

To make the icing, pass one teaspoon of lemon juice through a fine sieve to remove any pips. Mix the icing sugar with the lemon juice, and slowly add the water. 
Divide the icing into separate bowls and mix in food colourings of your choice to make different colours.
Spoon a little icing into a piping bag and pipe your Easter decorations onto the biscuits. Enjoy!