Fun, Creative, Holiday Activities for Kids

  • 2022-07-01

Hello, July!

We’re past mid-winter and already headed towards Spring. Yay! Right now though, South African schools are on holiday. It’s a long one, and if you’re in need of a few ideas to keep your little people busy, we have some good ones:

1. Where’s Fuzz-Fuzz Social Game

Why not involve your little person in Where's The Fuzz-Fuzz game? All you have to do is print out the free activity, colour it in, snap a photo somewhere fun or different, and post it, using the hashtag: #wheresthefuzzfuzz. Don't forget to tag our Facebook and Instagram pages and tell us your little person's age and where you're from. You can find the activity here. So far, The Fuzz-Fuzz has been spotted in Texas, Alabama, Wisconsin, USA; Australia; London; Scotland and aaaaaalll over SA! Join in the journey. 

 2. The Fuzz-Fuzz Scavenger hunt

This takes a bit of time, but kids love it! Draw up and create a fun list of things to find in your neighbourhood. Doing it inside works, but if the weather is nice, why not get outside, go on a walk, get fresh air, and hunt! Let them tick the things off as they find them. You can create your own fun list of things to find in your area / home or use our free template (click here). Take it a step further by getting them to colour in The FUZZ-FUZZ cat (free download). Cut him out and take him with you. Snap photos of kitty & kid on your hunt. Don’t forget to tag our page for a feature and use the hashtag: #wheresthefuzzfuzz 

Zac on a Scavenger HuntZac out on a scavenger hunt

3. Rock Painting

Rock painting has become such a popular activity over the last few years. It’s quick, easy, and suitable for all ages. Put down some newspaper and let your kids go to town. Let them use their imaginations and paint superheroes, farm animals, or even paint their favourite Fuzz-Fuzz characters like this clever girl did! Use stickers and glitter and WHATEVER floats your and their boats! 

 4. A drawing, colouring & activity book to beat all others

For kids with wild imaginations, or those who love to colour and create, you cannot get better than The Fuzz-Fuzz Beyond-Colouring Activity Book. Plus, it’s a perfect boredom-buster activity for load-shedding! A top SA Junior School Media Centre Director had this to say about the Beyond-Colouring Book 

“It is wonderful to have an activity book that compliments an already much-loved story, The Fuzz-Fuzz. Not being a conventional colouring book, The Beyond-colouring Activity book stimulates critical thinking in young children through its wide variety of activities.  The intriguing Fuzz-Fuzz characters come to life within these pages and children are afforded the opportunity to engage for hours with these characters.   In a world bogged down by technology it is refreshing to have a seemingly simple activity book packed full of limitless stimulation for both young and old.” 

- Holly Barnes, Grey Junior School For Boys, Port Elizabeth / Gqeberha 

You can purchase your copy of The Beyond-Colouring Activity Book here.

5. Reading

And at the end of these busy days, without the need to assist with homework, why not settle down on the couch or cuddle with them in their bed and read to them. To foster a lifelong love of reading, all that’s needed is 15-30 minutes a day. And the benefits of that time is irreplaceable on so many levels. Of course, our book is a must for your child’s bookshelf. You can purchase our books here.

I hope these suggestions spark some good ideas for spending quality-time with your kids this July, that you have fun together, and that when the third term begins, you feel both sad that it’s at an end… but that you’re finally able to breathe for the same reason!