Recycled household items can be used to build a scarecrow with the kids.
Recycled household items can be used to build a scarecrow with the kids. emholk

Take the fun outside during summer break

With school holidays under way, it's the perfect time to get your little ones outdoors and away from their screens.

1. Make your own backyard games

There's a tonne of backyard games you can make at home using everyday household items. Have you ever played croquet? Make some hoops out of wire coat hangers, push them into the lawn and try to hit a tennis ball along the ground through the hoops with a bat of some kind.

2. Host a scavenger hunt

Get your kids outside and exploring the garden with their own scavenger hunt. They're easy to create and can be tailored to any theme, age or location.

3. Create your own mini terrarium

Do your kids have small toy cars, dinosaurs or fairies that are neglected? Give them a new life by crafting a mini- terrarium for them to live in. You can use an old fish bowl, vase or a large glass.

4. Make a friendly scarecrow

Build your own friendly scarecrow using recycled household items. Use old pillowcases, clothes the kids have grown out of or broken buckets, brooms or mops.



President says storms will not affect the Warwick Show

President says storms will not affect the Warwick Show

The show will go on.

Ruff start to sheep dog trials at show

premium_icon Ruff start to sheep dog trials at show

Sheep proved challenging for expert handlers

Deuchar's church on the hill turns 100

premium_icon Deuchar's church on the hill turns 100

Church set for weekend centenary