It is our October Break; I call it the “I am bored week”. Kids all over Hong Kong are off for the week and the city is a little bit empty. The weather has been cooler than usual and it has been difficult to find activities to keep the kids entertained. What do you do when the weather isn’t good and cannot play outside? Or when all your friends are gone and you cannot count on “playdates”?
I researched and researched and compiled a list of things to do this week. Hope they are useful!
MONDAY: Paint a pumpkin 🎃. A lot easier than carving, and a lot less messy…. We use this week to start the Halloween season👻 and decorate pumpkins with paint, pompons, stickers… just let them get messy!
TUESDAY: Encourage them to play independently so they can entertain themselves and hopefully, the “i’m bored week” will be less tough.
UPDATE: Let’s say this didn’t turned as planned. Felix is not into playing by himself and mummy ended up the day a little bit frustrated 😨😩🤦♀️. Back to mummy-Felix activities for the next day. Easier so far and a lot more enjoyable for both of us. 😉😀👫
WEDNESDAY: If you have a girl this one is a good one, I am pretty sure Mina and her mom in Germany will be working on this one and they will send us tons of pictures 🤩: 🌟 Pull out the dress box, put on funny clothes and have a photo shoot– unfortunately, this one didn’t work for Felix as he wasn’t interested on the photo shoot part.
THURSDAY: Set up a make-your-own-sundae station.🍦Ice cream🍦 is always a winner
FRIDAY: DIY Thumbprint Family Tree 🌳- Make the leaves in oranges and browns and voila! Nice decoration for the October Halloween month. Mina’s mom said they will create their own tree but they are adding some great brown and yellow leaves from the nearby park. They are so lucky! we don’t have many changing colour trees in Hong Kong and we are missing them very much. 🍂 🍂 🍂 We can’t wait to be back in Germany and play together!
SATURDAY: DIY “I Spy” Bag. Get the tutorial here
SUNDAY: Make homemade play dough.
When we are in Hong Kong we try to find things to do that remind us of Germany. Customs are different here but as this is such a multicultural city I found easy to maintain our own identity and at the same time, enrich our kid with the great customs they have, not only here, but all around Asia. Such a pleasure and blessing being able to experience both worlds!
ps: Just to make it clear and you don’t get confused 😉 Felix lives in Discovery Bay, Hong Kong and Mina is in Munich, Germany. 😀👫