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Trying to avoid hearing the words, “I’m bored!” these school holidays? Here are some fun ideas to keep your little ones busy.

1. Go on a geocaching adventure

Geocaching is like a modern day treasure hunt. Using a GPS or smartphone, you and your kiddies can go on an outdoor adventure to search for buried treasure. To start your geocaching adventure or to find out more, download the Geocaching app on iTunes or go to the Geocaching website.

2. Check out The Snail and the Whale at The Melbourne Arts Centre

Does your child love stories and dramatic play? The Melbourne Arts Centre is presenting a dramatic adaptation of the storybook The Snail and the Whale, so your child can watch the tiny snail’s crazy adventures come to life on stage! More information about the play can be found on the Arts Centre Melbourne website. There is also a visual story available to download to prepare your little one for the big adventure!

3. Build a rainy day obstacle course

Help develop your child’s coordination and balance by building an awesome indoor obstacle course. All you need is some furniture, household items and a dash of imagination. The possibilities are endless. Check out some obstacle course ideas at the Family Education website.

4. Go on an outdoor scavenger hunt

Explore the great outdoors on a nature treasure hunt! Give your child a list of items that they can easily find in a park or in the backyard, such as sticks, pinecones, acorns etc. Visit Kidspot for inspiration.

5. Check out a sensory-friendly film

Sensory-friendly films make going to the movies stress-free and enjoyable for the whole family. Check out sensory-friendly movie times at Village Cinemas and AMC Theatres!




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