With Easter quickly descending upon us all, it is time
to start thinking of new and creative ways to spend time with the children. All
holidays require some form of creative activities to keep children (and
adults!) entertained, and Easter is one of those funny holiday breaks where the
weather might be great and you can spend your days in parks and on family days
out, but then it could also rain and become miserable for two weeks and you
find yourself scrabbling around trying to find fun things to do inside. It’s
always a tricky one.
There are lots of activity books on the market aimed at keeping children
entertained on miserable weather days, on long car journeys or on trips to
visit friends and relatives. These books are great – often colourful and
task-orientated, they provide a real focus for children. However, they are also
generic and frequently repetitive in terms of content and the activities they
suggest are completed. Home-made activity books that are tailored to individual
children are so much better!!