Half Term in Hertfordshire during Lockdown
The cheers of joy from Hertfordshire parents as the prospect of a week off from homeschooling seems super appealing are likely to be replaced by shrieks of horror when you realise you'll need to entertain them during half term with limited resources as most things are shut!! Nooooo!!
Well dont fear we have got your back and have put together some ideas which may help to say the day .
First things first have you checked your craft supplies! Theres nothing worse than setting your little one up for an afternoon of crafting and realising you've run out of PVA and all the felt tips have dried up. Replenish those stores now so you can hit the ground running. Hobbycraft have some great project ideas and even a handy list of materials needed.
The Hertfordshire Librarys are running their ready read packs (which is essentially click and collect for books!) Order the whole family read packs and enjoy exploring new worlds together through books this half term.
Get on your bike!
Whatever the weather wrap up warm and get outside! Get those bikes out , scooters or just your wellies or walking boots and explore. Enjoy some much needed screen free time .
Learn something new!
One of the real positives of lockdown is how much virtual activities and learning we have access to. There are some amazing free workshops and activities on during half term as part of Feb Fest from beatboxing to belly dancing and puppetry theres so much your little one can get involved with this half term .
Games Games Games
Have a root around for board games your havent played for a while and have a family games night.
Its half term so why not let them stay up a little late for a special movie night with treats, or plan a family camp out in the living room.
Half term is the perfect time to get those little ones cooking! Whether that be a cake or a pizza or even a gourmet dinner. Cook together and enjoy each others company. Jamie Oliver has some great kid friendly recipes here.
Get in the Garden
Unlike lockdown 1 the weather is less favourable this time around but that doesnt mean you cant get out and enjoy the garden if you have one. Have a look at the Nature Trusts "50 things to do in your garden" for inspiration.
Connect with loved ones
We are all missing loved ones at the moment so use this time to connect with them, write them a letter or video call and reconnect.
We hope you are able to enjoy the break from homeschooling and enjoy some family time this half term.
Have a great one!