Gorgeous decided that he didn’t need to do anything that required too much work and would be happy reading all through his holidays. So I took him to the local charity shops and pick out the books he liked the look of – anything with dinosaurs, football, animal facts and scary stuff basically.
Little Man asked if he could make some cakes for our neighbour. I asked him to find the ingredients and lists anything he needed, then gave him the money to go to the local shops. I liked that he got on with it, was careful about measurements and cleared up after himself. He has always loved good food (like his mum) and is practical at doing things for himself (like his dad), so his choice of activity did not surprise me.
His cakes came out looking really nice, but unfortunately tasted slightly bitter. He followed the recipe from the Usborne Children's Baking Collection book set very carefully, but I think the recipe didn’t ask for enough sugar to be added.
You can see the tutorials for the pictures she tried above here and here.
I really liked giving them free reign and leaving them to it. For their next holidays (Easter break at the end of next month), I am going to ask them to make a list of things they want to try and try and work through some of it with them.