Some ideas to entertain school aged children

A few weeks ago my friend asked if I could look after her kids for her on general Election Day. I am always happy to help so agreed, they will be dropped round at 7.30 and collected at 5.

I have a 5 year old and an 8 year old and my friend has a 5 year old and a 9 year old. Suddenly nearly 10 hours of 4 children and no car in order to take them out (I don’t have space in my little Zoe for 4 car seats) seems really hard work and to make matters worse the sunny weather has gone away and we seem to be stuck with rain, which put an end to my friends suggestion of a waterfight.

I ask my fellow bloggers for ideas:

    • Rachel from the Illustrated Teacup suggested fort building and the fort which lasts all day wins a prize!
    • Beth from Twinderelmo suggested a colouring competition, charades and hide and seek!

    • Clare has written a whole post for Brit Mum’s full of cheap ways to entertain the kids
    • Cass from Frugal Family suggested I bake some biscuits and get them to ice them *top tip* put a cover on the table and lay everything out for them to use. Then when they are done you can shake the messy sprinkles off the cover into the garden to clear up quickly 😉

If all else fails I will take Lauren’s advise (from Scrapbook Blog) to leave out snacks and drinks and hide in the bathroom 😂

Any suggestions welcome!!

I will let you know how it goes after their visit! Wish me luck…

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