60 easy activities for half term

Half term is here, which means a whole week off from homeschooling and Google Classroom (hooray!). But with this also comes the challenge of keeping our kids entertained during lockdown. If you’re feeling under-prepared, save this list. We’ve pulled together 60 crafts, bakes and ideas to keep kids busy. And because they’re easy, cheap, mess-free and stress-free, you might even get 5 minutes to yourself…


From dinosaurs to unicorns, these easy wins will get kids excited about the stuff they love best.

1-5 – 5 arr-mazing pirate ideas

Your kids will fall hook, line and sinker for these pirate crafts!

6-10 – Alien activities for kids

From simple paper ideas to crafting with pom-poms and googly eyes, try these zany makes at home today!

11 – We dig this dino idea from Hobbycraft!

Show kids how to make air dry clay dinosaur fossils.

12-16 – Unicorn crafts

Make today magical with these crafts!

17-21 – Magical mermaid makes

Make a splash with these ideas.


Spread out some newspaper and keep little fingers busy with paper and paints.

22-26 – 5 ways to handpaint

These quick handpainting activities will keep little ones entertained on a rainy day!

27-31 – 5 easy mirror painting ideas

Kids will love creating these magical symmetrical pictures.

32-36 – Happiness is…

All you need is paint and a smile for these ideas.


Easy ways to stir up treats (not trouble!)

37 – Minions Milkshake

We love this idea from Mum in the Madhouse.

38-42 – Snack attack

Keep hunger at bay with these treats kids can stir up themselves.

43 – Hidden veggies

Fill a few hours baking together. We love this courgette muffin recipe from Good Food.

44 – Get kids cooking

Turn meal prep into an activity everyone can get involved in with these healthy recipes.


Set your kids up with these stress-free crafts and then take 5 minutes for you.

45-49 – 5 makes using tissue paper

Fun ideas to try with scrunching, tearing and sticking.

50-54 – 5 Instant musical makes

Help kids of all ages release their inner Bach (or Beyonce!) with these 5-minute fun musical ideas.

55 – Pop up panda card

We love this easy and cute card from Red Ted Art.

56-60 – 5 busy transport crafts

Trains, planes and automobiles.

So, there you go, half term… you’ve got this!