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Great Family Days In
Great Family Days In

Great Family Days In

Over 75 Ideas for Rainy Days, School Holidays and Everything in Between


224 Pages, 6.02 x 8.27

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $24.95 (US $24.95)

Publication Date: April 2021

ISBN 9781529055528

Rights: US

Pan Macmillan (Apr 2021)

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Wet weekend? Home for half-term? Great Family Days In has got you covered with over 75 tried and tested activities that make the most of spending quality time together. From Achievable Art and Whizzy Easy Science to Screen-Free Game Time, chapters are organized to help you easily find inspiration for activities that will fill your day with fun. Whether you're creating your very own melted-crayon masterpiece or blizzard bottle, or conducting your first FamFest or mini Olympics, Great Family Days In is a one-stop shop for ideas, showing that you don't need fancy plans or money to keep your family entertained at home. These beautifully illustrated activities do not require any specific skills or hard to get resources. From thirty-minute time-fillers to ideas to last the whole afternoon, activities can easily be adapted to suit any age, interest or timescale, making it easy to enjoy and relax into the process of creating and building memories together, whatever the outcome. In March 2020, Claire Balkind, also known as The What Now Mum, founded the hugely popular Family Lockdown Tips & Ideas Facebook page which quickly amassed an engaged following of more than a million people. There, she and the community she helped build share fuss-free games, crafts, challenges and more that will keep children and adults of all ages entertained.

Author Biography

Claire Balkind is a History Teacher and has worked in education since 2007. In March 2020, she set up the Facebook group 'Family Lockdown Tips & Ideas,' which has an online community of over a million members worldwide. In June 2020, she was awarded the Prime Minister's Points of Light award, which recognizes outstanding UK volunteers making a change in their community, for her work with the group. Claire can also be found online as The What Now Mum. She lives in North London with her two daughters, husband, and cat, Milo.