Boredom busting ideas for the summer holiday

The summer holidays are well and truly under way. We’ve looked at fantastic ideas for days out and short breaks with the kids, but there are always days when the weather is less than ideal or you simply want to stay at home. Never fear, Give as you Live is also packed with plenty of ideas to keep your kids amused on rainy days.

Here are some of our top boredom busting picks:

1clueVintage Cluedo

Relive the good times with this recreation of the 1949 version of the classic game. For 2 to 6 players.

1stcikersArts and crafts- stickers

Sunglasses shells starfish and more! Bring the seaside to your crafts with these colourful foam stickers. 20 assorted designs. Size 20mm-55mm. 120 stickers per pack.

1hhundresArty activities

This book is brimming with activities for making all kinds of crafty things. Each activity is explained simply, with clear step-by-step illustrations and a picture or photo of the finished project to aspire to. Using different art and craft techniques, such as drawing, painting, collage, printing, cutting and sticking as well as model making, with this book and a few easy-to-source materials children will be making decorated eggs, party masks, frosted flowers, finger puppets, blow-painted trees and many more delightful projects in no time.

If these don’t inspire you, find plenty more ideas in the ranges below.

Arts & Crafts

Keep the kids busy with a fantastic range of arts and crafts supplies online at Baker Ross.  Take a look at their themed crafts and create a holiday at home with fantastic seaside crafts or explore the great outdoors with a fantastic range of owls, flowers and bugs.

Baker Ross Baker Ross will donate up to 1.50%.


Find plenty of ideas to keep the kids amused in the range of children’s activity books online at The Book People. Find colouring books, puzzles, stickers, recipes and much more.

The Book People The Book People will donate up to 3.00% 


With the fantastic 3 for 2 mix and match on selected top toy brands online at Argos, you’re bound to find plenty of ideas to keep the kids amused. Includes play sets, arts & crafts, toy figures, stuffed toys and more.

Argos will donate up to 1.00%

Games and puzzles

Keep the whole family happy with a selection of board games, jigsaws, puzzles and quizzes online at John Lewis. Find word games, traditional games, party games and App games & toys.

John Lewis will donate up to 1.00%

Whatever you do this summer, don’t forget that with our ‘Want it, Win it’ competition you can win all of your summer essentials, from package holidays to summer garden essentials, simply by sharing Give as you Live.