Keep the kiddies happy these school holidays!

School holidays have hit us with a bang and with all the recent lockdowns in NSW I feel like we have had more school holidays then we deserve. Ok, it wasn’t exactly like school holidays, I was definitely not relaxing in my house after day 4 of trying to get my son to sit on his bottom and join his zoom lesson.

To say that lockdown was a struggle is definitely an understatement but in general, trying to entertain our kids when schools are out is another level of parenting. Despite trying our best to make our children happy, our kids can get bored and restless easily (which is how some people feel when drinking plain water, and is exactly why we created taste!)

Research has suggested that boredom in children can make them more creative, and recent studies have also shown the close relationship between boredom and creativity. You can click on the link to this research. Doing an exciting and creative activity with your kids at home and getting them involved will keep them content for longer!

This activity will help you and your children bond during these school holidays and let them unleash their creative side. Yes, there may be some mess involved but if you go outside into the garden and whip it up there, all the better. The kids can even enjoy some sunshine.

Now, did someone say taste water watermelon flavour? YUM! For this yummy activity, all you need is:

  • An icy pole mould or even some plastic cup
  • taste water watermelon flavour
  • Half a fresh watermelon cubed
  • A touch of emon juice
  • Ice
  • Some popsicle sticks.

You will need a blender for this one, so blend up all those delicious ingredients so it’s nice and smooth and pour it into the icy-pole moulds. Add your sticks and freeze for 8 hours or until frozen through.

This recipe is also just as delicious when unfrozen, you can blend up the ingredients and drink it as a juicy frozen slushy. You can also add a shot of your fav alcoholic beverage for your own sanity…we won’t tell!
Another great idea is to freeze slices of watermelon and stick a popsicle stick in the bottom. Once frozen you can eat the watermelon like an icy pole, or eat it without freezing.

Check out the picture below for some inspiration! Enjoy!

If you make this recipe, tell us or share some of your favourite summer time activities!