April 11, 2017

Craft Time >> School Holidays/Weekend Activity Jar

Getting Creative With Duerrs Jars

We always get stuck for ideas as to what to do at the weekend, so when the school holidays rock up and we are suddenly free to do whatever we please for even longer, the ideas tend to dry up and more often than not we can waste half a day deciding.

When we are home the kids are often saying they are bored or asking for something to do. I decided to make an activity jar using a globe jar I was sent from Duerrs (after eating the delicious marmalade!), that would not only take away the guess work on filling those hours and days, but also make it much more fun choosing.

The jar contains sticks containing an activity such as watch a film, visit the zoo etc, but also a colour coded dot on each, meaning you can remove 'days out' if you are needing to stay at home or stick to a small budget or just let the kids pick on from the craft section etc. There are lots of ways to use these and a great way to reward good behaviour giving them a little choice too.

You Will Need

  • A Duerrs glass jar
  • Lolly sticks
  • Colouring Pens
  • Fine liner pen/biro

Method (Simples!)

Decide on your colours for each activity, examples below;
  • Orange - craft time
  • Pink - day out
  • Green - board games
  • Blue - local activity
  • Purple - home activities

Write on your activity and draw a circle using the corresponding colour for the activity. Add the sticks to the jar and you're done! All ready for easy care free school holiday or weekend plans without searching for ideas. Simply remove a batch according to your preference and budget for the day.

Some ideas for each category are;

At Home

Craft time
Board games
Bubble blowing
Smoothie making
Dress up time
Cooking lesson

Days out

Visiting a zoo;
Train journey
Theme park


Walk to the park
Feed the ducks
Fly a kite
Outdoor games
Go to the castle!

We love our activity jar already and will be adding to it all the time in preparation for our 6 weeks of summer! If you like this idea, please share or pin the Pinterest image below to save for later.

Would you use this jar in the holidays?

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1 comment:

  1. I like this post very much it is an fabulous one, this makes me to enjoy in a better way. i too used to enjoy my school holidays with my friends and the classmates.