It’s the last day of school before the Danish “Autumn holiday” begins and right on cue the lawn was all sparkly and frosty when we got up this morning and judging by the temperatures as the kids left for school, those snowsuits will be in use before the end of next wekk brrrr. I can’t believe that earlier this week, I was folding up summer dresses and shorts that the kids wore just last week!
But in spite of the low temperatures, the sun is out, making everything look beautiful and the autumn coloured leaves are glowing. My husband has to work next week, so we’ll probably be staying home most of the week. That of course calls for lots of fun crafts and activities and actually I can’t wait. My children are aged 20 months, 6 and 8, and there is one girl and two boys, so the crafts have to be quite varied. Also they have to be -you guessed it -cheap or free! Some of the activities on my mental list for next week are:
- Home made play dogh (I have a great recipe, I’ll have to share it on here)
- Fimo clay (Polymer Clay) Utensils (a favourite of my older kids’)
- cooked, dyed pasta (a big portion poured into a large tray… great for little fingers to squash and explore and it doesn’t matter if a bit gets eaten… I bet the older ones won’t be able to stay away once the little on gets stuck in!)
- Dancing in the living room (EVERYBODY loves that!)
- going on a trip to collect conkers and making things with them
- buying the largest pumkins we can find and carving them freehand
- fishing for starfish (there were tons of them down by the harbour the other day, when we walked past)
Bring on any kind of weather, we’ve already stocked up on hot chocolate and snow suits.