The six-week summer holiday is here and friends with school age children are fretting about how to a) keep them entertained, b) not have to take out a second mortgage to do so.
One mum I know has invested in a rather spectacular swimming pool and sand pit combo, to allow for lots of back garden playdates this year (I’ve told her she should be charging).
But the good old British weather isn’t very reliable and indoor entertainment is inevitable at some point.
Luckily, loads of children’s authors, illustrators and publishers provide free colouring and activity sheets that you can download and print off.
Here are 10 of the best ones:
4. Party games, masks and hats courtesy of Sir Charlie Stinky Socks. Click here
9. Puffin Books has age-appropriate activity packs for kids aged 0-5 years old, 6-9 years old and 9-12 years old. The youngest one features Ed Vere’s How To Be A Lion and Roald Dahl’s Enormous Crocodile. Click here
10. The wonderful Chris Haughton has a range of posters, colouring sheets and craft activities on his website, featuring Oh No, George!, the owl from A Bit Lost and the characters from Shh! We Have A Plan. Click here
More activities to do when the kids are stuck at home…