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Ideas needed to keep my kids occupied. Please help.

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shootfromthehip Mon 15-Jun-09 13:28:32

Am not sure where to put this but I would really appreciate any ideas about what kind of 'projects' to do with my LO's over the summer. They are 2 and 5 and are obsessed with bugs and nature.

Does anyone have any ideas about websites/ cheap activities I can do with them? Also does anyone have/ come across a bug microscope or similar? I am reasonably crafty but very skint so all ideas are welcome.

Thanks in advance.

mumblechum Mon 15-Jun-09 13:30:31

Places like RHS gardens, National Trust all have special events for children, if you have one nearby.

Also in our area there's a country park run by the council which has sessions throughout the summer holidays where children have guided mini beasts and pond dipping trips.

Check with your local council.

shootfromthehip Mon 15-Jun-09 13:59:15

thanks mumblechum. Will check.

shootfromthehip Mon 15-Jun-09 14:26:21

Any more ideas please? Bug boxes? Are there such a thing?

mumblechum Tue 16-Jun-09 20:59:10

Ooh ooh just seen somethign in the Garden magazine:

www.greatplanthunt.org although it's aimed at primary schools, the organisation (Royal Botanic Gardens Kew) may run activities in the hols

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