after school activities for kids

These are the things that we love to do after school with our little ones, so we pinned them on a board and thought that we'd share it as inspiration with you.
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Building Sandcastles - this never grows old, whatever age you are, and you don't have to have a bucket and spade either. Living so close to the beach here in Byron, it's easy for us to pop-down to Wategos with a picnic and use the dinnerware to play in the sand after. This activity is great for your child's cognitive development and also teaches mathematical concepts too. #beach #beachlife #kidsplay #activitiesforkids

Building Sandcastles - this never grows old, whatever age you are, and you don't have to have a bucket and spade either. Living so close to the beach here in Byron, it's easy for us to pop-down to Wategos with a picnic and use the dinnerware to play in the sand after. This activity is great for your child's cognitive development and also teaches mathematical concepts too. #beach #beachlife #kidsplay #activitiesforkids

Hours of fun and beautiful too - Rainbow Paper Plate Craft - this one's just too cute for words! #schoolholidays #kidsactivities #funindoors

Adorable Rainbow Paper Plate Craft Activity

Adorable Rainbow Paper Plate Craft Activity - quick and easy to make. Great for toddlers and kindergarten children.

Kinderling Radio - this is our after school lifesaver - music especially for kids, with a whole heap of playlists to suit every aspect of your day - from get up and go, to chill out time - try it - it's a winner! #schoolholidays #kidsmusic #kidsfun #parentalcontrol

Kinderling Radio - this is our after school lifesaver - music especially for kids, with a whole heap of playlists to suit every aspect of your day - from get up and go, to chill out time - try it - it's a winner!

Practicing Mindfulness. We've been inspired by our friends over at Munster Kids, and recently have been venturing to the beach with a drink, and finding a quiet spot to sit. Together we practice being aware of everything around us, smells, noises, what we can see, focusing our attention completely in the moment. It's a wonderful way to calm the mind, and bring a sense of stillness after an active day. #minfulness #activitieswithkids #kidsfun

Practicing Mindfulness. We've been inspired by our friends over at Munster Kids, and recently have been venturing to the beach with a drink, and finding a quiet spot to sit. Together we practice being aware of everything around us, smells, noises, what we can see, focusing our attention completely in the moment. It's a wonderful way to calm the mind, and bring a sense of stillness after an active day. #minfulness #activitieswithkids #kidsfun

Snack Art can be so much fun - we love how easy this one is and it looks super cute too - searching snack art brings up a whole host of crazy ideas - it's the perfect way to have fun, keep the little one's energy levels topped up, and develop an interest in food. #foodart #bamboodinnerware #kidsfun #activitiesforkids

Snack Art can be so much fun - we love how easy this one is and it looks super cute too - searching snack art brings up a whole host of crazy ideas - it's the perfect way to have fun, keep the little one's energy levels topped up, and develop an interest in food. #foodart #bamboodinnerware #kidsfun #activitiesforkids

A Teddy Bear's Picnic, whether it's at the beach, in your garden, or even under the dining room table, is perfect for pre-school kids as it encourages imaginative play, and allows them to share their emotions, and conduct elaborate conversations. #lovemae #bamboo #dinnerware #childsplay

A Teddy Bear's Picnic, whether it's at the beach, in your garden, or even under the dining room table, is perfect for pre-school kids as it encourages imaginative play, and allows them to share their emotions, and conduct elaborate conversations. #lovemae #bamboo #dinnerware #childsplay

Sea Shepherd Clean Up Events! Passionate people are encouraged to get involved, and we think that this is one of the best ways to encourage our kids to become caretakers of their environment, and grow up with a good understanding of the impact small decisions can make on the future of our planet. #kidsactivities #environment #conservation #activeliving

Sea Shepherd Clean Up Events! Passionate people are encouraged to get involved, and we think that this is one of the best ways to encourage our kids to become caretakers of their environment, and grow up with a good understanding of the impact small decisions can make on the future of our planet. #kidsactivities #environment #conservation #activeliving

Share the load - it's one of the best tips that we have. Organising a series of playdates enables you to gift free time during the holidays, or after school hours to your friends, and reap the return too: plus your little ones love it: everyone's happy! This beautiful pic was captured for us with our butterfly decals by @paulabrandaofoto for @bazaarkidsby #schoolholidays #activities #toptips #freetime #mumlife

Love Mae fabric wall decals are reusable, gentle to walls, non-toxic and children love them!

Whale Watching! O.k we may be joking with this picture - but seriously between May and November the humpback whales can be viewed migrating along the east coast of Australia. We're lucky enough to be able to spot these majestic creatures on our morning walks here in Byron. But during the school holidays pack a picnic and take advantage of the numerous vantage points along the coast, and settle down to take in these creatures in all their glory. #whales #decals #schoolholidays #naturelovers

Whale Watching! O.k we may be joking with this picture - but seriously between May and November the humpback whales can be viewed migrating along the east coast of Australia. We're lucky enough to be able to spot these majestic creatures on our morning walks here in Byron. But during the school holidays pack a picnic and take advantage of the numerous vantage points along the coast, and settle down to take in these creatures in all their glory. #whales #decals #schoolholidays #naturelovers

Make coloured Pop-Corn! I think we were secretly into this more than the kids. So much fun to make, and a super sneaky way to get the kids eating super-foods like Tumeric too! Our food-goddess Claire Snell created this for us! #kidsfood #schoolholidays #funactivities #popcorn #healthfood

Make coloured Pop-Corn! I think we were secretly into this more than the kids. So much fun to make, and a super sneaky way to get the kids eating super-foods like Tumeric too! Our food-goddess Claire Snell created this for us! #kidsfood #schoolholidays #funactivities #popcorn #healthfood

Creating a little home garden is a great way to spend time after school, during the holidays, or at weekends. We love this task as it develops responsibility, and encourages nurturing in our children - plus means we have an abundance of fresh herbs ready for meal times. #kidsactivities #gardening #schoolholidays #naturelovers #homegarden

Creating a little home garden is a great way to spend time after school, during the holidays, or at weekends. We love this task as it develops responsibility, and encourages nurturing in our children - plus means we have an abundance of fresh herbs ready for meal times. #kidsactivities #gardening #schoolholidays #naturelovers #homegarden

Home-made Playdough! Double wham! Take time to make it, and then hours of fun playing with it too! Such a rewarding way to spend the time. We're in love with all things Claire Snell - head on over to her blog to find this recipe that she did for us. #homemade #playdough #playtime #schoolholidays #kidsactivities

Home-made Playdough! Double wham! Take time to make it, and then hours of fun playing with it too! Such a rewarding way to spend the time. We're in love with all things Claire Snell - head on over to her blog to find this recipe that she did for us. #homemade #playdough #playtime #schoolholidays #kidsactivities

Do we think that it's o.k to pop a movie on for the kids to take up some time? Absolutely! With some careful selection a well chosen movie will keep them entertained, but can also help your kid to learn some important life lessons too - that's why we love Pixar so much - they craft complex characters that solve real problems in an extraordinarily unique and fun way. #schoolholidays #movies #kids #mumtime #kidsactivities

Do we think that it's o.k to pop a movie on for the kids to take up some time? Absolutely! With some careful selection a well chosen movie will keep them entertained, but can also help your kid to learn some important life lessons too - that's why we love Pixar so much - they craft complex characters that solve real problems in an extraordinarily unique and fun way. #schoolholidays #movies #kids #mumtime #kidsactivities

Wildlife Sanctuaries & Zoos. A brilliant way to spend a whole day out with the kids and family. Educational, exciting, active, there are so many good reasons to spend money on  tickets that more often than not contribute to animal conservation too. And if you can't get to a wildlife park, you can always create one with our decals on your wall too :)  #schoolholidays #animals #wildlife #activities

Wildlife Sanctuaries & Zoos. A brilliant way to spend a whole day out with the kids and family. Educational, exciting, active, there are so many good reasons to spend money on tickets that more often than not contribute to animal conservation too. And if you can't get to a wildlife park, you can always create one with our decals on your wall too :) #schoolholidays #animals #wildlife #activities

Nature Play Adventures. The benefits of taking your children to explore parks, reserves, forests, in fact any kind of natural habitat are so incredibly far-reaching that it makes total sense to include this activity in your after school holiday program. Free and unstructured play in the outdoors boosts problem-solving skills, helps your child to focus and improves self-awareness.  #schoolholidays #childsplay #naturelovers #kidsactivities

Nature Play Adventures. The benefits of taking your children to explore parks, reserves, forests, in fact any kind of natural habitat are so incredibly far-reaching that it makes total sense to include this activity in your after school holiday program. Free and unstructured play in the outdoors boosts problem-solving skills, helps your child to focus and improves self-awareness. #schoolholidays #childsplay #naturelovers #kidsactivities

Rain or shine, if your child is aged between 5-12 Surf Groms Australia is an incredible option if your child loves the ocean and wants to learn to surf. Offering courses Australia wide you should look them up: perfect for developing balance, co-ordination, strength, and most importantly life-saving ocean awareness skills. #learntosurf #kidsactivities #schoolholidays #kidsfun

Rain or shine, if your child is aged between 5-12 Surf Groms Australia is an incredible option if your child loves the ocean and wants to learn to surf. Offering courses Australia wide you should look them up: perfect for developing balance, co-ordination, strength, and most importantly life-saving ocean awareness skills. #learntosurf #kidsactivities #schoolholidays #kidsfun

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