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Get ready – KidsFest is coming!

The school holidays are only a week and a half away and I’m sure you’re all looking forward to having some time to relax and have some fun.  One of the best things about the Winter school holidays is KidsFest because there’s so much going on and so many cool things you can do, from playing different sports and experimenting with science to watching a play or learning how to cook.

This year’s theme is Community, so get out and have fun in your community at some of the cool events that are planned.  Here are just a few of the highlights:

  • The Breeze Light and Flight Lantern Parade – Make your own lantern, bring a torch or something that lights up and come along to join the parade with the Kids Samba Band, Coolstuff, the KidsFest car and much more.
  • The Press Dogs Day Out – Bring along your pet pooch or pedigree and join in the fun with competitions, pimp my pooch, demonstrations, doggy stalls, food, rides, live music and a grand canine parade!
  • Dust off your singing voice, fine tune your fancy footwork or show us your special talent in the Singapore Airline’s StarFest, a talent quest with three heats and a grand final.

KidsFest is on in Christchurch from 16-30 July.  Have a look at the KidsFest website to find out what’s on our pick up a brochure from your library.

Are you going to any KidsFest events?  We’d like to know what you’re looking forward to.

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What to do when you’re bored

There are so many crazy things to do to keep you amused! I find all sorts or random things to do when I’m bored. You can get bored in the Classroom, at home, in a waiting room at the dentists, anywhere really!

I know heaps of crazy weird stuff to do in these situations:

Do the rubber pencil trick. Try not to think about penguins (this is impossible, I can manage about 3 seconds. It’s so hard because when your trying not to think of penguins you automatically do!), watch tv and repeat everything in weird accents, create an annoying twitch (this is great for on the bus, especially if there’s someone sitting opposite you in the four seater spots), try to count your teeth with your tongue. Endless choices!

What do you do when your bored? PS: I got half of these things of the internet, I don’t do them!

By Henry

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It’s wet and cold and I’m bored!

It’s been a horrible week here in Christchurch and the weekend doesn’t look like it’s going to be much better.  You’re probably going to be stuck inside for most of the weekend so here’s some ideas for things you could do to keep you from getting bored:

  1. Come to the library.  We have lots of books, DVDs, CDs, audiobooks and magazines you can take home and look at while you’re cuddled on the couch with a nice cup of hot chocolate.
  2. Bake something yummy with your family.  You could bake a cake, biscuits, muffins or cupcakes.  We have lots of cookbooks in the library if you want some ideas.
  3. Get crafty.  You could do some painting, drawing, colouring, make paper planes, draw some cool cartoons or knit a scarf.  There are lots of ideas on our Craft page on the Internet Gateway.
  4. Play some board games with your family.  There are so many different ones to play, from chess to battleships, and Scrabble to Monopoly.
  5. Write a fantastic story and we could publish it on the blog.  You might be the next J K Rowling!

If you have any other brilliant ideas for spending a wet, cold weekend inside, post a comment and let us know.  Have a fun-filled weekend!

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