Can't believe how quick the holidays have come round again!
I'm wondering if I've done enough to prepare myself, so I want to hear what you're all doing over the summer as I doubt many of us will have chance to catch up with each other!
Anyone got a clue about what the weathers supposed to be doing?
How much planning have you done? I've planned something for morning and afternoon plus how many dc I will have on each day so I don't get confused!
Activities I've planned include..... Strawberry picking A few Design your own sessions, things like mug's, bags, hand towels. Baking Park & museum Maths workshop Teddy bears picnic Farm Woodland walk
How many dc's have you got (and ages?) I've got between 3 and 7 dc's ages ranging from 14mths to 10yrs
This will be my first summer with so many children and such a wide age range, they're all really well behaved and we're going away for a week in the middle of it all plus 2 long weekends so hopefully it will go well and I won't be too exhausted by the end of it. (will i )
Good idea LMG - I could do with some inspiration for the holidays! One particular mindee requires lots of stimulating activities and is not very good at entertaining herself!
I am thinking..... -Fruit picking -Visit to country park (free bar a couple of £ for parking) -Olympics day (or week maybe) - lots of sports, games, silly competitions along with info on China and chinese food to try, medals and certificates for everyone -Day at beach or local park with huge paddling pool -Crafty/making days.....t-shirts to paint, junk modelling on small and large scale (am saving boxes etc for this) -worksheets, puzzles and games printed from various websites
Thats all ideas at the moment. Days will vary for mindees but DS is 8 and 6 mindees ranging from 18 months to 8 years.
what lovely ideas you have. I have been out of childminding for ages, my sons are all grown up now. But i am going back into it to lookafter baby Grandson. I am considering full time childcare and after schoolies for the hols ect. You have inspired me onceagain