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Ideas to burn of my children's over excitement?

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Greenfingeredfun Tue 20-Dec-16 18:15:34

My two boys are just climbing the walls with excitement.. it's lovely but exhausting. Any cheap ideas on how to wear them out? Park/walk for 3 hours today, home for bath. And now they're shrieking round the house pretending to be zombies in their pjs whilst I cook dinner. I just cannot tire them out! Help!

Greenfingeredfun Tue 20-Dec-16 18:16:18

Aged 11 and 8

ineedamoreadultieradult Tue 20-Dec-16 18:17:54

I use the desire to be good and the over enthusiasm to get the kids to blitz the house. Today they have hoovered the whole house, cleaned out the rabbits and washed the inside of the windows.

LittleBoat Tue 20-Dec-16 18:18:25

Will they watch a film?
My ds is like that but stops when I plug him in.
It's never too soon for a Christmas classic.

Greenfingeredfun Tue 20-Dec-16 18:22:13

They have just set the table and poured drinks without being asked (small mercies). I'll see if I can find a nice film for them to watch. They're very excitable silly boys at the best of times, but it's almost unbearable at the moment!

Freshprincess Tue 20-Dec-16 18:24:15

Don't you have to post that last Christmas card that's a loooooong way from your house? Via the park and the big hill.

Greenfingeredfun Tue 20-Dec-16 18:26:10

I do have one last card to post tomorrow actually!! I'll have to tell them the post box we can see from our front door is 'broken' and walk to the one in the next village grin

J0kersSmile Tue 20-Dec-16 18:31:52

Bike rides, football/tennis/table tennis in the park, Trampoline parks (although they're quite expensive) borrow someone's dog and go for a long walk, skate parks with their scooters.

TheInterruptingSheep Tue 20-Dec-16 18:34:04

take them swimming maybe? football in the park if the weather is ok? Pokemon hunting if they are into that?

Mine are the same but haven't broken up yet. Good luck!

BikeRunSki Tue 20-Dec-16 18:37:16

We've done bike riding, park, walk, swimming so far. DH is having the day off tomorrow, think he's taking them to a local castle. DS(8) had requested a trip to the library to look for more Wimpy Kid books. Dd(5) had requested ice skating.

AmyC86 Tue 20-Dec-16 18:39:15

Baking some sweet treats for over the Xmas period. Gingerbread or shortbread are easy enough, mince pies a bit more difficult.

If your having your main meal at home, how about them designing a Christmas menu board?

Tidying their rooms or sorting old toys for charity?

AtleastitsnotMonday Tue 20-Dec-16 18:52:01

My dad was always instructed to take us swimming on Christmas Eve, to give mum the house to herself. Swimming followed by soft play should be a pretty good combo!

Greenfingeredfun Tue 20-Dec-16 19:02:17

They are getting bikes for Christmas because they've outgrown theirs.
Swimming followed by soft play does sound a brilliant combo!

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