School Holiday Activities
This week we welcome guest blogger, Sarah Greenaway, to talk about school holiday activities for the family. Sarah is the Co-founder and Managing Director of Lava Tribe, activewear for girls. We love the the Lava Tribe ethos which is based on the basic principle that no matter what a girl sets out to achieve, if she feels more comfortable and confident, she’s more than half way there! You can follow Lava Tribe on Instagram and Facebook, or check out their website here.
For many of us, the Easter break can’t come quick enough. After a big first term, it’s the perfect time to chill out, spend time with the family and maybe indulge in one too many chocolate bunnies, but it’s so important that our kids get out and about and spend some of their day being active. I know that watching a movie, playing computer games or relying on the iPad can be an easy fix to keep them occupied, but too much screen time can have mental and physical effects in the long run.
At Lava Tribe, we love to move. So, we’ve put together five ways to keep the heart rate up these school holidays. They’re not only going to keep your kid’s fitness in check, but they’re egg-ceedingly good fun!
1. Hiking through your local national park
Australia has some of the most beautiful and unique landscapes in the world. We’re so lucky to have such easy access to hiking trails and scenic walks. Why not head to your local national park and spend the day on a bush walk? Pack a delicious picnic lunch (with plenty of water, of course), keep a lookout for native plants and animals, and take in spectacular scenery. Many of the national parks have waterfalls, rivers and gorges, so don’t forget your swimmers.
2. Find your inner commando with an obstacle course
“I don’t know what I’ve been told, but Lava Tribe girls are mighty bold!” It’s time to suit up and put your war paint on Lava Tribe style. Get clever and creative and build your very own commando style obstacle course. The best part? It doesn’t need to be expensive. You can use regular things around the house and in the garden. We’re loving the look of this course. Bring it on.
3. Get your groove on with the ultimate dance-off
This one’s great for rainy weather. Put together a party-worthy playlist and invite some friends over and host a dance-off. The rules are simple: split into teams and, within an hour, put together routines that even Maddy Zeigler would be proud of. Then it’s time to go head-to-head. Organise prizes for the winning team, as well as the most improved, the best individual move, and the most creative choreography.
4. Hit the pools
You can’t go wrong with a splash about. It’s no stress if you don’t have a pool at home – head down to your local pool and leisure centre. They usually have plenty of pool toys, slides and activities for the kids such as diving sticks, noodles, water volleyball and of course, the classic – a game of Marco Polo. However, once they’re in, you’ll have a hard time getting them out of the water!
5. Check in with your local PCYC
If you’re stuck for ideas, then you can always check out your local PCYC which has local centres in New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria, Western Australia and Canberra. The centres host plenty of activities over the break including soccer and basketball tournaments right through to Zumba and dance classes. We love the PCYC philosophy – all its activities are designed to keep kids fit and healthy.
And, of course, we’re all for you enjoying Easter treats – after all, you’ll be burning them off with all these activities. Do you have any other egg-citing ideas or school holiday activities? We’d love to hear from you!