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How to keep the kids occupied during school holidays?

School holidays roll around so quickly! By the end of term, lots of kids are ready for a break from schooling so they can refresh and recharge before the next term. But they also need to be kept occupied and entertained throughout the holidays, leaving parents searching for ideas for what to do to keep the ‘I’m bored’ complaints to a minimum.

Here are our tips for keeping kids occupied during the holidays:

  • Plan ahead: Before the school holidays start, make a plan of activities and events that you can do with your kids. This will help you to avoid scrambling for things to do at the last minute.
  • Get them involved in planning: Involve your kids in the planning process, and let them have a say in what activities they would like to do. This will help them to feel more invested in the holiday and more excited about the activities.
  • Schedule fun outings: Take your kids on outings to museums, parks, zoos, and other fun places. This will help to keep them entertained and engaged.
  • Encourage creativity: Encourage your kids to be creative and explore their interests during the holidays. This could involve things like drawing, painting, writing, or making crafts.
  • Organize play dates: Arrange play dates with your kids’ friends, so they can spend time with other children and have fun together.
  • Get active: Encourage your kids to stay active by playing sports, going for walks, or riding bikes.
  • Limit screen time: While it’s tempting to let kids spend hours on their devices during the holidays, it’s important to limit screen time and encourage them to engage in other activities.
  • Allow downtime: Remember that it’s important for kids to have some downtime during the holidays, so they can rest and recharge before heading back to school.

During the upcoming school holidays, Adaptability Therapy is offering a number of groups for school-aged kids.  The groups are great options for kids activities during the school holidays, and are focussed on skill development across a range of areas including social skills, fine motor skills, resilience, wellbeing and tools for developing a healthy body and mindset. The groups are open to kids who have never seen a therapist before, and are relevant for anyone who wants to learn or build on the skills outlined for each group.

Easter School Holiday Craft Group

The Easter craft group is run during school holidays and is a great chance for your little one to have fun with peers planning and creating Easter crafts, while working on their fine motor skills, social skills, attention and turn-taking. Run by a Speech Pathologist and Occupational Therapist, your child will be supported to work on their social skill development while planning and creating crafts, playing games and building friendships with peers.

What skills will children work on?

  • Fine motor skills
  • Social communication skills
  • Planning and organisation
  • Following directions
  • Building friendships and social skills 

Who is suited to attend?

  • Children aged 5-8
  • Young people with a basic understanding of their emotions and ability to follow instructions and cooperate within a group setting. 


Coorparoo – Tuesday 4th April, 9am-11am
Graceville – Wednesday 5th April, 1pm-3pm

Wellbeing Warriors

Wellbeing warriors is a 3 hour workshop during school holidays designed to help young people to understand healthy habits and learn as a team in an inclusive environment.The workshop will focus on building awareness of a healthy body and healthy mind. This workshop is facilitated by an Occupational Therapist and a Physiotherapist.

What will the workshop be about?

  • Creating a strong body
  • Understanding your emotions
  • Healthy nutrition
  • Resilience
  • Techniques for mindfulness e.g. yoga 

Who is suited to attend?

  • Young people aged 7-10
  • Young people with a basic understanding of their emotions and ability to follow instructions and cooperate within a group setting.


Coorparoo – Wednesday 12th April, 9am-12pm
Graceville – Tuesday 11th April, 9am-12pm


If you’re interested in your child attending our school holiday activities, get in touch with our friendly team to register them:

Phone07 3899 5802

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