With holidays starting at the end of this week, made me think about what I could do with the kids these holidays. Notably, I will be working on some days, so my focus was finding some fun activities kids could do which they can enjoy and tell me all about at the end of the day.
Tech is a big topic today and like most kids my kids love the concept of Tech such as playing games on the play station/phone, watching YouTube videos and bugging me about buying a robot they can build. So here is my tech list for the holidays:
This has to be the top of my list for many reasons. Firstly, they offer Video Game Design which means I can finally get my kids to create their own game instead of playing them. The next is that they offer YouTube 4 Kids. And as they are partnered with Google the cover important features which align with Google Policies so that kids can have a good experience on YouTube. They also cover cyber safety for kids on YouTube. And finally, they focus on more than just tech. They teach Life Skills, Literacy Skills and Learning Skills to kids ages 7 to 13 within a Technology Environment. The latter is the real winner for me, because I know my kids will be encouraged to meet friends, solve problems (and stop asking me to solve it for them), and use their creativity to make something unique.
Programs range from $74.00 (one day) to $265.00 (two days) Includes the use of a computer during each program.
SciTech offers short programs for kids that involve circuits and robots. However, the downsize to these events is that they are only about one hour long which means someone has to wait with them while they do the activity. The plus side is that there are many things to do in SciTech, so one day can lead to many fun things. Activity Fees range from $15.00 to $30.00 per activity.
They seem to be new to Perth. Originally from the UK, they offer a range of tech programs for the older kids. They run camps mostly from the ECU campus with camps ranging from 1 day to 4 days. Of course, the longer camp would be perfect Programs Range from $119.00 (1 day) to $239.00 (2 day) I am unsure if they supply computers as I could not find any information on their website.
Sometimes kids just need to put away the computer and run. The HBF Stadium offers a range of sports programs from rooftop trapeze to laser quest.
A morning session is about $36.50 and a day session is $56.00. You can also order lunch combo which range from $8.50 to $10.00. Lunch in not included in the day or morning session rate.
Piggy Bank Savers:
Have a look at your local library website. You may be surprised at what they may have. Some events are free, while others may charge a small fee.
Vincent Library offers Sand Art and Decorate Wooden Snakes.
Booking is Essential.
Another place to visit is museums. They generally offer holiday activities and ask for a small donation as the entrance fee.
Lastly, Bunnings is always a firm favourite for me. It is the one place where I can look at the 'toys' while the kids learn to do some D.I.Y. So check with your local Bunnings stores to see what is on these holidays.