With the school holidays in full swing, we take a look at items you need in your school holiday survival kit.
We’ve got holiday survival kit ideas ranging from products to keep you safe while you’re out exploring through to indoor accessories to help get you through days at home.
Keeping stocked up with some of these essential items will mean that you and your kids can make the most of those long summer days!
For days out
The summer holidays are all about exploring and spending time outdoors. So make sure your survival kit is stocked with items to make your adventures are comfortable and safe too.
Keep a supply of disposable face masks in your car so you can easily pop one on if you visit crowded places — this will protect both you and the wider community from the spread of infection.
Another essential for those days out is hand sanitiser. If you can’t access soap and water to keep your hands clean, then use sanitiser to kill those pesky germs.
You should also make sure you have everything you need to keep cool and safe in hot temperatures. Stock up on sunscreen and apply it regularly to all the family, and take plenty of water or other clear fluids with you to keep hydrated. Stay out of the sun at the hottest times of the day, and when you venture out, cover up to protect skin from burning.
Find out more about keeping safe in the sun here.
For staying active
Help kids stay active by investing in some outdoor toys or sports equipment that they can use for the duration of the holidays.
Even just putting up a net in the backyard so you can play tennis or badminton with your child will help them hit their daily activity targets.
Younger children will love paddling pools or water pistols, especially when the temperature rises. Trampolines and climbing frames will also offer them hours of fun and activity in the garden.
For duvet days
Of course, the holidays are about relaxing too. Some days you may just want to stay at home and catch up on some much-needed rest.
Younger children will love making their own dens from cushions and throws or invest in an indoor tepee where they can play out imaginative games or simply have some quiet times.
Movie nights are another way for all the family to enjoy some time together at home. Allocate one night a week as your “movie night” and let each family member take their turn in choosing what to watch. Add popcorn and soft drinks and you have all the ingredients for an activity that everyone will look forward to.
For making learning fun
While the holidays are the perfect opportunity for kids to take a break from their studies, they are also the chance to reinforce the message that learning can be fun!
A trip to the zoo or wildlife park can prompt discussions about conservation and the importance of looking after the planet, while a tour of a gallery could spark a lifelong interest in the arts.
Now is the time to fit in these fun and educational visits…so make sure some entry tickets are included in your survival kit too!
And if your child falls sick…
Keep your medicine cupboard stocked up in case your child falls sick during the holidays. Ensure you have a supply of over-the-counter medications for children, including cough, cold, flu and analgesic (pain-relieving) remedies.
Other essential items include a thermometer to track your child’s temperature, and cooling products to use if they are affected by fever.
Keep a first aid kit at home and in the car too — it will mean you have everything to hand to deal with minor accidents or illnesses whether you are at home or out and about.
Live life to the max this summer!
The holidays should be a fun time for you and your kids to let off steam. But it helps to do a bit of prep beforehand so that trips out and days at home run smoothly.
By investing in some of the simple items and experiences we’ve outlined here, you and your children will get the most out of your leisure time.
Don’t forget to call by the FeverMates online store. We stock a full range of well-being products like thermometers, face masks and hand sanitisers to keep you and your family healthy throughout the year and help you live life to the absolute max!