Themed Activities To Entertain The Kids At Home (part 2)

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A few weeks ago, I gave you a some ideas to keep your kids entertained at home through the school holidays. However, I’m sure the inevitable cries of “I’m bored” are starting to kick in now so I’ve got another post rammed full of fun themed activities!

We love following a programme of themed activities as it gives a bit of continuity to the stuff that we’re doing. It also helps to keep the kids engaged and looking forward to the next activity.

Summer Holiday Themed Activities Despicable Me 3 Beach

40 Themed Activities 


  • Watch Mulan
  • Buy a Chinese takeaway
  • Use some calligraphy pens
  • Try cooking your own noodles
  • Use chopsticks (or pencils) to pick objects up
  • Print some Chinese words off the internet to copy
  • Make a fan by folding paper into a concertina
  • Watch Kung Fu Panda
Chinese Scratch Dragons from BakerRoss Themed Activities

Chinese Scratch Dragons from Baker Ross

Under The Sea

  • See some fish at a local garden centre or pet shop
  • Watch The Little Mermaid
  • Visit the swimming pool
  • Make a picture out of seashells
Easy Edible Fish Craft Themed Activities

Our Easy Edible Fish Craft (click pic for instructions)


  • Feed the ducks
  • Watch Cuco’s Big Adventure (giveaway below!)
  • Name a bird for every letter of the alphabet
  • Make some junk model binoculars
  • Go “twitching” in the garden with binoculars
  • Make birds nest cakes
  • Go for a walk and take photos of the birds you see
  • Make a bird house

Feed the ducks stay at home summer holiday activities


  • Put on a magic show
  • Watch My little Pony
  • Make a unicorn horn out of a kitchen roll tube
  • Ride on a horse or a donkey
  • Watch Despicable Me 3
  • Learn a magic trick
  • Write your own potions (e.g. 1 tsp fairy dust)
  • Have a go on a merry-go-round
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Our Lucy At Home POWERED BY GLITTER t-shirt! Click pic to be redirected to our shop x


  • Visit an indoor trampoline park
  • Make an obstacle course in the garden and time
  • Play WiiFit / JustDance
  • Play football
  • Play hopscotch
  • Do some races  (e.g. star jumps, scooter)
  • Go on a bike ride
  • Learn some stretches

Ride a bike despicable me helmet themed activities

These are some of the themed activities we’re going to be getting up to in the school holidays. Which ones did you like the sound of? Have you ever themed your school holidays? What are your favourite summer holiday activities? Please leave your comments below.

Cuco’s Big Adventure: Giveaway

And, as promised, here’s a little giveaway! Cuco’s Big Adventure is an animated film about an heroic little circus parrot. It is available on DVD and digital download from 14th August 2017, but I have 2 DVDs to giveaway to my lovely readers! Please remember to check the terms and conditions below and good luck, my dears! xx

Competition ends: Thursday 7th September 2017

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Cuco’s Big Adventure DVD Giveaway

No Purchase Necessary. Giveaway starts Thursday 10th August 2017 at 00:01 BST and ends Thursday 7th September 2017 at 23:59 BST. UK entrants only. Entrants must be 18 years old or over. Two winners will be selected at random using the random winner generator within Rafflecopter. The prize is 2 copies of the Cuco’s Big Adventure DVD (1 copy will be given to each winner). The winners will be contacted by email and their name will be displayed on the giveaway page using the Rafflecopter widget. Where possible, I will also tweet the winners. The winner will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is selected. No cash alternative. Please note that Lionsgate are responsible for fulfilling this prize and Lucy At Home is not responsible for sponsors that do not fulfil their prizes. I have represented the sponsor with the expectation they will fulfil their prize and in a timely manner. I will only be passing your details onto the sponsor so that they can contact you regarding your prize. I will not share or sell information and will use any information only for the purpose of contacting the winner. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Google+ are in no way associated with this giveaway.  Please note that in order to qualify for the Twitter entries, a valid account that clearly identifies the holder as being a Twitter user is needed, and any entrants found to be using multiple accounts to enter will be ineligible.

Disclaimer: This is a collaborative post. We received a Cuco’s Big Adventure goodie bag for the purposes of this giveaway. All opinions are my own. For more info, check out my disclosure policy.

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  1. 1
    Tracy Nixon

    After all the wet weather lately, we are looking forward to having a day down on our local beach – and today looks to be a sunny and warm one so we shall pack our buckets, spades and picnic and off we go……

  2. 3
    laura stewart

    we have done loads- swimming, trips to the park, walk upto the woods, shopping drips, feeding the ducks, and a trip to the cinema

  3. 27

    Great list of ideas! I love all your different themes and I could totally get on board with ordering a take away and classing it as a fun family activity! I am so guilty of turning to the TV babysitter when we stay in so thanks for all the ideas xx #blogcrush

  4. 29
    Jo Carroll

    With all the bad weather we’ve had my little man has resorted to lots of LEGO building 😉 …we’ve managed to enjoy a few day trips to parks and been down to the seaside twice so not too bad. x

  5. 33
    Jodie A Green

    weve done picnics, park, nature walks and theme park so far. we still have a trip to the zoo and a weekend at the seaside before they go back to school

  6. 39
    Eileen Tingle

    My daughter and I took my grandchildren on the Lincoln Knights’ Trail where they explored Lincoln, visiting the Art Gallery, Museum and 3 dozen other areas, hunting the Knights and learning about the Battle of Lincoln. It was great fun for all and we completed the course even though we had to return a second day to do so.

  7. 41
    natalee gosiewski

    we did lots of picnics trip to great yarmouth on a coach park trips week in wales bbqs swimming trip to woods loads of fun stuff

  8. 48
    ellie spider

    We went to visit St Fagans welsh folk museum which is just outside of Cardiff where we live, we went to play in the park, fed the ducks and the Koi at Roath Park, we visited the beach and Cardiff museum and we played a lot in the garden, did a lot of colouring and watched some Disney movies 😀

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    Meryl Thomas

    We did lots of nature things. Took the boys for walks and had them undertake prearranged tasks. It kept them busy throughout the summer!

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