It's a bit gut-wrenching for the whole family, especially the kids; knowing our cultural iconic event, the Royal Melbourne Show has been cancelled again. Around about now, it would be showtime. Unfortunately, 160 plus years of the Show has come to a standstill. However, there's good news for the kids. You can get your Royal Show Showbags Online, and enjoy nationwide delivery. Why not check out the showbag catalogue here, all 45 pages of it.
By clicking on the links given, you'll find Australia's biggest and best range. Life in lockdown has been tough enough for adults, but more so for the kids who are used to enjoying the freedom of being out and about. You can now shake up lockdown and put a smile on their faces by surprising them with a showbag or two. There is no doubt they could do with an uplifting reward and fun times, reminiscent of being at the Show.
Now that we have showbags sorted, why not plan ahead while you wait for the arrival of showbags and really party up at home. It's showtime! You'll find some fun simple sideshow alley games you can adapt for home here, so start organising little prizes for competition type games. Make it simple and have little rewards you can easily buy from a supermarket without spending too much. You'll find more carnival type game ideas here that would make for a real fun day, and have the kids feel like they are really on a fun adventure.
Other little ideas that come to mind - if you have a basketball hoop in the garden, you can have a little competition, and for each ball that goes through the net, they can watch a favourite movie online, or stay up a little late, or be allowed to skip a chore and such like. You could also line up containers they can throw softballs into, much like they would into the clowns mouth at a sideshow alley - and of course, there has to be rewards for the most balls reaching their target. Three-legged races, sack races, egg and spoon races and the likes also come to mind. Something that involves the whole family.
If the age group is appropriate safety-wise, there's darts in the backyard. How about a discovery trail, much like a treasure hunt, but with something magical, out of the ordinary, to discover. Something unexpected. Setting up a Photobooth in a selfie-loving age is always a fun activity. Just set up a whole lot of props eg fake moustache, wigs, oversized fun glasses, hats, and so on, and have a background prop and snap away with the phone camera to post on Insta! Whatever you do, make it magical! Something that'll always remain as precious memories.