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Parent Hacks for the Summer Holidays

Parent Hacks for Summer

We are smack in the middle of the best season of the year! Time to begin the summer holidays and soak up the sun!

Though, we know these school-free weeks can feel long, and if you’re like many parents and guardians, you’re looking for some fresh ideas to make this school holiday one to remember.

So, how do you get to the end of the holidays in one piece? Read more below👇

1. The One That’ll Help You Make Decisions

Countless times during the summer holidays, you may hear, “I’m bored” or “What are we doing today?”. Without the structure of school, too much choice can feel overwhelming, which can actually result in doing nothing. 

Enters decision-making games.

Make planning and decisions fun! Write lots of different activities on lolly sticks and ask your kids to pick one. Or, if you have outdoor space, you could make a big hop scotch, where someone shouts “stop” to make the decision. This brings a fun element of randomness to making plans.

2. The One When It’s Too Hot

Your freezer’s time to shine! Homemade ice lollies are a money-saving exercise, and a cheaper and healthier alternative to the ones bought from a shop.

Get your ice lolly moulds and sticks ready, because your kids will want to try every one of these delicious recipes.

3. The One When You Go To The Beach

If you’re lucky with the weather, you and kids will be ushered to have a few beach days, but when it’s time to go, make sure you don’t bring all that sand home with you with one super summer hack: baby powder!

4. The One When Accidents Happen

Never fear when aloe vera’s here! It’s inevitable that sometime this summer someone in the house is going to get a sunburn. Freeze aloe vera in ice trays for an instant solution for sunburn.

Forts can be fun outside, too. When the kids need a break from the sun, suspend a big sheet from a tree and there you have it, a cool place to chill and play.

5. The One When You Need A Break

If possible, sign your kids up to a summer camp. This is a great way to keep them busy and shake up the long weeks. While away at camp, they are at a safe environment creating memories, having fun, developing social skills, meeting new friends and experiencing more of the outdoors.

Not only do they benefit your kids, but it means you have FREEDOM! For a little while at least! This is your chance to do what you want, kid-free!

    Have a wonderful summer break, from the Proton team☀️