Half Term HeroesFebruary 14, 2022
Half Term is here, and although the promise of spring is in the air, who knows what the Great British weather is going to throw our way. With this in mind, it’s always good to have some rainy-day plans in your back pocket, and we’ve got plenty of ways to keep the kids entertained at home.
From Family Friendly recipes to fun and activities just right for days spent indoors, take a look at our ideas for some Half Term hacks.
Fun to make and even more fun to eat, why not try making these fruity snacks for kids this Half Term?
Frozen blueberry bites
120g Greek yoghurt
1 teaspoon honey
Seeds of 1 vanilla pod
In a small bowl, combine the Greek yoghurt, honey and the seeds of the vanilla pod. Pierce each blueberry with a toothpick, dip it into the yoghurt, swirl it around to thoroughly coat, and gently place it on a lined baking sheet.
Freeze until berries are completely frozen, about 45 minutes, and serve in a big bowl for everyone to share.
Fresh fruit skewers
Fun and colourful, these rainbow kebabs are a great way to get the kids to enjoy lots of different flavours and colours. Dip in yoghurt and honey for a delicious flavour combination!
Think outside the box
The humble HelloFresh box can bring a world of possibilities to rainy afternoons (as well as being a cosy home for your pet.) Let their imaginations run wild and see what the kids create. In need of some inspiration? We’ve got some ready-made ideas here.
Top tip – plan your week
Come rain or shine, it’s never a bad idea to make a plan for a few days ahead. That way, you’re not stuck for ideas if the weather calls for a day indoors, and you’ve always got a few fun things lined up.
Cook with the kids
We’ve got some fun ways in which the kids can help prepare dinner and feel involved in the cooking process.
Help with the herbs
This is one where the kids can start small and gradually progress – picking the leaves off herbs is a fiddly task you can leave to them!
Cut the peppers in half with a sharp knife before the kids take over, and task them with removing the cores by hand. Make things fun by timing them and seeing how quickly they can de-core and deseed the peppers.
Ask the kids to roll lemons, limes and oranges on their sides before you cut them in half, as rolling them makes them much easier to juice. If they’re the ones adding the juice, make sure they take care to stop pips from falling into other ingredients.
Fresh and clean
Little ones can help with the dinner prep by washing the veggies! They can also start tearing lettuce for the salad or carefully scrubbing potatoes to clean them.