The spring school holidays are looking a little different this year with the stay-at-home orders in place in ACT and much of NSW, including the Queanbeyan-Palerang region. As a result, many of us have had to make do with the limited options available to keep our little ones occupied, from daily doses of nature and outdoor play to movie marathons and camping in the backyard.
If you’re running out of ideas to keep your little ones busy during the school holidays in lockdown, check out these three ideas from local businesses in Queanbeyan-Palerang.
Social Chef gift pack from Bean Central
Bean Central is treating little culinary superstars to a fun bake-at-home activity while in lockdown. Their gift packs include a personally signed copy of Bean Central’s Chef Matt Morrissey’s book, ‘The Social Chef and the Case of the Missing Lemons’, and all the ingredients your kids will need to bake a lemon meringue pie, as featured in the book.
The Queanbeyan café has been sharing some of the results from local families on their socials, so make sure to share your creations with the team to spread the joy.
DIY plant terrariums from Kings Junction
Those in Queanbeyan or Bungendore have a chance to get crafty with Kings Junction’s popular DIY terrarium kits, available for pickup or delivery.
The kit options range from small to large, all kits including specially made soil mix, pebbles, sand, rocks, crushed granite and one to five plants depending on the size of the kit. You also have the option of adding extras like gnomes, fairies, birds or garden signs to your order, so your little ones can let their imaginations run wild when creating their very own terrariums. Terrariums of varying sizes can also be purchased from Kings Junction. Alternatively, you can upcycle old jars from home.
The team at Kings Junction have also shared a handy online tutorial to follow.
Find out more about all the different kit options and order yours at Kings Junction’s website.
Kids’ virtual cooking class from Le Tres Bon
If you missed Le Tres Bon’s virtual cooking class for kids this Wednesday, fear not, as they have another one lined up for Wednesday, 29th September. The fun, informative and productive class is aimed at children from 6 to 12 years of age. Le Tres Bon’s Chef Christophe will teach participants how to make traditional French crepes, complete with Chantilly cream and strawberries.
The class will begin promptly at 10.30am and should be finished by noon, keeping your little ones busy for the morning and conveniently allowing you to reap the rewards of the classic French dish.
Visit Le Tres Bon’s website to find out more and purchase a ticket for your household. Details including a Zoom link and list of ingredients and cooking materials needed will be shared via email following your purchase.