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2 year old activities during school holidays

Hello everyone,

My 2 year old son has a 2 week holiday, and I've been looking for any kind of fun activities for him to do on his own or together with me. Everything seems to be closed at this time of year. Any suggestions? I was hoping for swimming classes, music, sports, anything.

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Re: 2 year old activities during school holidays

Welcome to the Forum.
What does he do the rest of the time?
At that age, our children had 52 weeks holiday per year and loved messing around with water, sand, (preferably both at the same time), digging around in muck in general, running up and down slopes (preferably with grass at the bottom as their feet weren't always as fast as their bodies), climbing onto things, walking along walls, jumping off things, building with wooden bricks (or, even better, knocking down piles of wooden bricks which Mummy had just built), dancing around to music, dropping things which sounded different when they landed, banging things (especially noisy things), throwing things, looking at pictures.. can't remember much else.

I don't think they were very interested in actually doing things with other children but played side by side with them happily enough.
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Re: 2 year old activities during school holidays

Many classes are booked well in advance, so perhaps it is more difficult to find a place at this late time.

That said, a 2-year old's attention span is like that of a really really exhausted mother, i.e., very short! So if you are thinking of doing big activities which will be etched in your child's memories, think again.

I second Longbyt's advice, do things on a one-to-one with your little one, and take things on a day-to-day basis.

A few things which my boys loved at that age
- swimming, or fun in the paddling pool
- zoos or petting zoos
- little walks with their scooter or bike
- longer walks with the toddler in a buggy
- anything which makes them discover new things.

Enjoy your time with your little one.
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Re: 2 year old activities during school holidays

..watching tractors, cranes and diggers.
'Helping' in the kitchen. Washing salad (and self, Mummy, the floor and all kitchen surfaces)
Emptying drawers and wastepaper baskets.
Feeding carrots into the opening of the vacuum cleaner.
Eating and drinking things not considered healthy for youngsters. Too sweet, too salty, too messy.
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Re: 2 year old activities during school holidays

I remember from my time in Belgium, where both my wife and I were working full time, and where my 2 year old was 50 weeks/year in a daycare center.

He just enjoyed being at home with us for 2 weeks.
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Re: 2 year old activities during school holidays

Painted hand prints! We've still got our kids' printed hands, messy but great fun!


Splashing around in a paddling pool in these temperatures is probably best for a 2 year-old.


Watching a cricket game can keep you busy for two whole years, can't it? (Especially when Australia are playing!!)
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Re: 2 year old activities during school holidays

"Swimmig" classes were fun for my 6 month old. We had an 8-classes course booked in advance - not easy to find a place. But now that he's older, I wouldn't do it - you have to carry the kid a lot, and even if it's in the water, the holding positions are not really confortable for the parents... And of course they cannot "swim" yet, one learns it earliest at the age of 4, I think.
However, a wading pool in open air is indeed a good place to go with your child in the summer.
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