Outside Activity Ideas

Abseiling
Ball games
Barbeques
Beach –  combing, drawing in the sandcastles, collecting shells
Berry picking
Bike riding - Bike repairing
Big tree walk
Bird watching
BMX track
Building
Bumpa-boats
Boating
Camping
Canoeing/Kayaking
Cardboard down hills
Car yards
Caving
Cloud watching
Collecting shells, rocks, insects, etc.
Dodgem cars
Dog training
Drag racing
Driving / tiki touring
Estuary exploring
Exploring
Farm activities – watch a milking, visit a farm, sheep shearing etc.
Feed ducks
Fishing, eeling, cockles, floundering.(gathering Kai Moana)
4x4 wheel driving
Firewood collecting
Fleamarket / Garage Sales
Frisbee
Fruit picking – berries, etc.
Gardening - vegie/flower garden project
Ginger beer making
Glass Blowing Gallery
Going to the markets/Fairs, garage sales
Go-Karting, Dodgem Cars
Golf – mini golf
Gold Panning
Hangi
Harakeke
Hunting
Hydra slide
Horseriding
Hut making
Ice skating
Kites ($2 shop)
Lizard Hunting

 

 

Mechanics
Mentors/families outing
Microscope
Mini golf
Model boats
Motorbiking
Orienteering
Paintball
Parks and Gardens
Passionfruit collecting
Petanque
Picnics
Play touch rugby, squash, golf, tennis, table tennis, pool, ....with them
Playgrounds
Rafting
Rock climbing
Rollerblading
Sailing
Sandcastles
Sausage sizzle
Skate Board Park
Skiing, snow tobogganing, snow activities
Shooting - possum, rabbit
Shopping
Sitting on a hill, Sliding down a hill
Snorkeling,
Socialise with other children
Speedway/Drag racing
SPCA
Sport - watch child play sport, or participate
Spotlighting
Street Hockey
Swimming
Tadpole hunting
Target shooting
Tennis
Tramping, bushcraft,
Treasure Hunt
Tree planting
Trip to the snow
Volleyball
Walks – bush, beach, walkways
Washing Cars
Watching sport
Water fights
Water propelled rockets
Window shopping
White-baiting


INSIDE

Activity Books
Art gallery
Aquarium
Badminton
Baking/cooking – make a cake, chocolate/lolly making
Bead Gallery
Board games
Boxing
Cafe
Card games
Candle making
Ceramic Painting
Chipmunks
Clay modelling
Climbing Wall
Crafts – card making, shell or other picture frames, cross stitch, origami
Charades
Computer games
Dancing
Darts
Designing things
Drama, role play, drama
Egg blowing
Exhibitions
Face Painting
Fancy dress, dressing up
Gym
Home management, housework
Homework – reading/ spelling
Indoor cricket
Jump rope
Jig Saws / Was Jigs
Karaoke
Knitting
Knot tying
Knucklebones
Large jigsaws
Lego, meccano
Library
Make-up
Make Fish Hooks and Flys

 


Martial arts
McDonalds and KFC
Model making
Memento box
Movies
Motorbike shop
Museum
Music – listen/ play musical instrument -  guitar drums etc.
Nintendo/Play station
Painting
Photography
Picking flowers and arranging
Pilates
PlayStation
Pool
Puppet making
Reading aloud (Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings etc.)
Rock climbing
Sewing
School Work
Shopping
Shooting (small bore)
Software development
Skating
Suitable videos (make a list of ones that are)
Story-telling
Table tennis
Teach Computer skills
Tenpin Bowling
Theatre
Videos
Visiting Friends/Elderly
Waiata, haka, cultural activity
Watch the rugby/ netball/ basketball or other sport on TV together
Woodwork, Carving, Whittling
Writing – Penpal/articles for newsletter/sponsor child etc.
Zoo


Rainy days in Nelson

1.     Libraries – take board games, crafts, play cards, do puzzles, hangman, learn a magic trick or read.
2.     Museum –Free for kids
3.     Founders Park –Free, visit the attractions or devise a scavenger hunt
4.     Swimming Pools
5.     Mini Golf – Road Hogs, Selwyn St – Wacky Wednesday $6 pp
6.     Roller Skating
7.     Suter Gallery
8.     Picnic or cook under the shelters at Tahunanui Beach or Rabbit Island.

If you have a good rain coat…

1.     Go for a walk, run through the puddles
2.     Play ‘Pooh Sticks’ off a local bridge, preferably a pedestrian one.
3.     Make streams in the dirt
4.     Slide in the mud
5.     Measure the amount of rain falling
6.     Collect worms

New Conversations

Show picture of when you were young
Bring a picture of a place you have been and tell them all about what it was like.
Play 20 questions, or I spy
Plan your next activity
Tell stories to each other
Tell them where you come from