Half term break: what to do with the kids

You have home-schooled, run PE classes, cooked, cleaned, acted as the household bouncer and now, you are preparing for a half-term with Covid-19 restrictions and not the brightest days on our doorsteps but, you’ve got this!  Getting outdoors to get your body moving has always been important for adults and kids alike, not to mention being great for our minds and as we all need distractions, a plan of action and some family friendly activities to keep the whole family entertained, with the right preparation, you will be all set.

Our weather is so unpredictable at the moment we are getting ready for rain, hail, sleet and snow and that’s all on the same day, but good times are coming. P20, a firm family favourite when it comes to reliable sun protection has put together some suggestions of how you can make your own fun this half-term.  

Outdoor Activity Ideas

Nature Scavenger Hunt
Find your local park or forest and get your kids to put their explorer hats on and go on the hunt for leaves, rocks, plants, flowers and maybe even find some critters.

Build a Forest Fort
Every hunter needs a fort. Get those little explorers of yours building their huts in the forest with branches and anything they can find. Youtube has some great inspiration for the best forts.

Nature Art
Bring your sketchbook outside and recreate some of your favourite flowers and trees on paper.

Seashell Collection
If you’re lucky enough to have a beach within your 5km radius then make the most of it and get your little ones to gather some seashells for some arts and crafts!

Snow Activities
If you got snow in your area make the most of it and get those snow angels in! Don’t forget to apply your SPF even on those snowy days, snow is highly reflective and on a brighter day can reflect as much as 85% of UV radiation back towards you.

Sometimes the weather is just too bad to venture outside, and that’s okay too, P20 have a little something in mind for that too so you can keep your kids entertained on the indoor days too.

Little Chefs
The Cool Kids Food School are having a pancake making class on Tuesday morning and will show your kids how to make pancakes for Pancake Tuesday! Fun for the whole family. Found at here.

Online Art Lessons
Try an online drawing tutorial with Don Conroy. Bring the outdoors indoors and learn to draw some of your favourite animals or nature scenes from these free YouTube tutorials.

What to pack: Check list

  • Raincoat or warm coat
  • Hat, gloves, scarf
  • Wellies or walking boots
  • P20 Kids SPF 50 cream – needed for all outdoor activities, whether it’s snow, cloud cover or sun!
  • Snacks, kids are always hungry!
  • Water bottle
  • Pencil/ Paper if doing our scavenger hunt
  • Change of shoes for muddy/ wet feet
  • Large bin bag for dirty clothes or boots
  • Wipes – always essential when out and about with the family

P20 Sun-care for Kids cream is specially formulated to provide superior 4-star UVA protection and is dermatologist-tested and certified allergy free. Its specially selected fragrance-free and hypoallergenic ingredients are gentle on sensitive skin while providing a very high degree of protection which is comfortable to apply and wear.

P20 are committed to educating people on the need to protect our skin all year round and in all weather conditions, not just when we are on sun holidays. Some of us have been trekking through the snow and hail this week and you may not think you need it on those snowy or cloudy days, but sun’s harmful rays can penetrate the clouds and reflect off the snow.

This may not be the Spring half-term break we are used to, but you can still make the most of it with our family friendly outdoor activities that are good for the body and soul.