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Your July holiday survival pack
Everything you need to help you and your kids get the most out of this long winter holiday!
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Three weeks are long, eh. If you're working this July holiday and the kids are bored at home, you'd want some ideas to keep them happily occupied. If you're home with them, perhaps you need a few ideas of fun things to do together as a family. And if you're travelling, we have some great tips. Enjoy!

Holiday planner

Because it makes life easier, right? Play dates, outings, activities at home... all planned so you can stop juggling 12 things at once. 

Click here for the holiday planner printable

Movies, shows and other outings

Want to take them to the cinema? Here's the low-down on the movies now showing, plus some cool ones available on streaming: 

10 movies the kids will love this holiday

From Disney on Ice to family fun days, here's a round-up of kid-friendly shows and events for the family this holiday:

Kick boredom in the butt: fun family events

Toddler outing ideas:

20 free (or nearly free) places you can take your kids (the toddlers too) in South Africa

At-home activities, games and crafts

Build a tent, shoot a movie, bake something... we've rounded up some great ideas for bored kids:

Fun indoor activities to keep the kids busy

From setting up a treasure hunt to making jelly, here are:

5 great things to do with your toddler

Stock up their craft box so they'll keep themselves happy for days:

What every craft box needs

Young and older kids will love getting messy with corn starch and water:

Keep the kids amazed with Non-Newtonian fluid

If you haven't yet cracked it, here's the...

Cure for toddler boredom and ideas for tiny busy-bodies.

Cooking with kids! 

Here are recipes to make for kids of all ages

More ideas for toddlers: Make a pet rock, how to make a toyrarium, and mud pies, and make your own moon sand (kinetic sand)!

More indoor play ideas for kids, plus 27 no-mess indoor activities for kids

Here are dozens of DIY crafts for preschoolersmake a bowling pin set, have fun with foot and hand prints, create a pipe-cleaner flower bouquet and wooden spoon puppets, make button art, a giant bubble wand and a rock garden, give an old T-shirt a make-over, make your own play dough, DIY puff paint and your own finger paint, and have fun with felt and cork stamps

For older kids: Plant seedlings in a container, create dress-up crowns from paper

Printables

We have some Penguins of Madagascar games, from memory cards to colouring-in pages you can download and print.

Free Disney paper dolls.

Travelling

Download these apps to your smartphone and never be lost... for something to do:

5 great travel apps for families going on holiday

Educational

If you want your preschooler to have some fun, download Your Baby magazine's printables:

20 school-readiness printables to help your preschooler hone their skills

What do you need to help you and your family through the holiday? Send your suggestions, stories and tips to chatback@parent24.com - we may publish them!

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