Need a little inspiration for family activities for the summer holidays no matter what the weather?
There’s always a time in the school holidays when it helps to have a little inspiration to occupy our young farmers and outdoor country loving children. We’ve selected 5 great books that do just that, offering you some ideas that can be enjoyed by the whole family and create hours of fun (without breaking the bank!).
1. Make Your Own Farm Animals and More : 35 Projects for Kids Using Everyday Cardboard Packaging
This lovely book provides lots of ideas and details of 35 projects for kids (and big kids) to
create their own farm animals and farm yard scenes. What’s more it’s using everyday
packaging that you are likely to have around the home or ready for recycling.
Great for creating hours of fun on those gloomy or rainy days.
Who doesn’t like a good bug hunt?
Our children have spent hours over the years looking around the farm, garden and fields to collect bugs. This handy pocket guide is a lovely addition to any hunt, so children and families can look through to identify the mini beasts they find, including: ladybirds, butterflies, snails and earwigs.
An activity that can be repeated over and over again. See how many of the mini beasts in the book you can find!
A guide to 40+ outdoor learning experiences that covers spring, summer, autumn and winter. Nature based play ideas, from observation and tracking to gardening, printmaking and shadow play. Loads of great ideas to occupy the kids whilst having fun as a family. A book to refer back whatever the season.
A lovely book to inspire you to get your wellies out despite the weather, packed with outdoor adventures for the family. With craft ideas, games and fun for rainy, windy and snowy days. This book is packed full of ideas from creating frisbees to fairy washing lines, kite’s to wind chimes, it will provide hours of entertainment.
If you are a young budding artist or have no idea where to start drawing animals, this book is ideal. It is filled with illustrations of how to draw a variety of farm animals. With so many animals to choose from this book can be referred back to over and over again.
We hope you find this list helpful and would love to hear of any outdoor country adventures and activities you have planned for the holidays.
Don’t forget to send us a picture of your creations and family fun, or tag us on Instagram #fieldsfarmyardsandfamilies