School holiday entertainment for when you run out of ideas!

Are you looking for school holiday entertainment?

The school holidays are rapidly approaching. Are you looking for fun, creative, things to do with your child? I was thinking about what I love about school holidays; I love not having the stress of getting out in time for the school run each morning, some of the memories we make together, finding quirky things to do and places to go.

There are days when I run out of ideas.

When the kids are arguing, or claiming they’re bored and I wish I had a back-up plan. Those are the days when they watch too much TV, where we all get irritable and I feel like I’m counting down the minutes until bedtime. Those are the days where I wish I’d planned some school holiday entertainment!

[Squidgydoodle craft boxes are] perfect for school holidays when your ideas are running out. Frasers Fun House Blog


I love that the box contains everything you need for a spontaneous craft session. Thimble & Twig Blog

There are also the rainy days.

For a country where there’s a lot of rain, there aren’t many options for rainy day activities! Children have amazing imaginations. I created Squidgydoodle because I wanted to give grandparents, parents and carers opportunities to spark children’s creativity, through fun art and sensory activities. Rainy days can be a chance to create happy memories. You can become a Superhero and save the day from an evil villain, or enter the magical world of Unicorns & Rainbows and drip paint a unicorn with rainbow rain.

Squidgydoodle boxes are perfectly pitched to keep kids engaged, learning and having fun are ideal to have tucked away in the cupboard for a wet or ‘boring’ day. Leo and I spent a wonderful fun-filled wet afternoon with our Squidgydoodle box. Frasers Fun House Blog


The kids later spent the rest of the day running around as superheroes, and raiding the dressing up box to complete their costumes. The Bear & The Fox Blog

To buy a Squidgydoodle Craft Box for your child’s school holiday entertainment head over to my shop.






  • Karen, the next best thing to mummy Posted May 21, 2018 10:17 am

    I have written two similar posts, one aimed at parents, the other for child minders #familyfun@_karendennis

  • Morgan Prince Posted May 21, 2018 6:31 pm

    They sound like brilliant boxes. My two are a little older now so I have to come up with ideas for them – usually something like “write a story about…”

    • Debbie Denyer Posted May 22, 2018 9:39 pm

      Hi Morgan, Thank you, that’s really kind of you. You might like my blog post ’50 Boredom busting ideas for screen free time’ too as that gives some ideas to help keep kids entertained.

  • Samantha Free Posted May 23, 2018 7:32 am

    These sound really fun. I love that it would all be pre-prepared and wouldn’t need any inspiration from me! It is inspiration I often lack on rainy days! #familyfun

    • Debbie Denyer Posted May 24, 2018 7:37 pm

      Thanks Samantha, It’s tough to think of ideas when the kids are standing there saying they’re bored and it’s pouring down with rain!

  • Alana – Burnished Chaos Posted May 27, 2018 8:05 pm

    I’m really terrible when it comes to setting up crafts for my two but they love it so something like a craft box would be perfect and earn me some serious mummy points. Thank you for joining the #FamilyFunLinky x

    • Debbie Denyer Posted June 1, 2018 6:34 pm

      Thanks Alana, It’s tough finding time to fit everything in isn’t it? Pinterest is a great resource for finding ideas, but you can lose hours searching for ideas, then you need to buy all the materials. It’s good to have a craft box tucked away in a cupboard ready for a rainy day, weekends, or school holidays.

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