Keep the kids entertained for FREE this summer with our top tips

CRAFTY ideas to keep the kids occupied

Spending time indoors during the holidays or stuck in the car during a motorway traffic jam is never fun for kids.

One study found more than a third of the nation’s parents had been left stressed by their children complaining of boredom.

But beating the tedium doesn’t have to come at a price.

Try these free activity packs to keep kids busy . . . 

READ ALL ABOUT IT: Head over to where you can pick from loads of packs.

They include ones grouped by season as well as varying individual pages.

I like the book and character reports, which avid readers will love. There are also poem tasks and “complete the picture” games.

MAGIC MOMENTS: Any budding Disney prince or princess will love the selection of downloadable colouring-in pages at

Not only are their favourite characters featured but there are plenty of Pixar-themed sheets, including Toy Story, as well as detailed Mickey Mouse Friendship colouring patterns.

SEARCH THE WORDS: Head over to for activity packs grouped by age — under-five, five to nine and nine to 12.

The kits feature puzzles, word searches and colouring-in games with the likes of Mr. Men, as well as art tasks such as learning how to draw Ninetendo’s Mario.

DRAW IT OUT: Get the crayons ready because Crayola has a brilliant selection of colouring pages.

Pick from animals, plants, birthday templates, Star Wars designs and even Baby Shark. Head to to choose.

PIN IT UP: Want even more choice?

Hit Pinterest for plenty of road-trip bingo pages and easy in-car crafts. Simply search for “printables” and you will find a wide selection from which to choose.

ALL prices on this page correct at time of going to press. Deals and offers are subject to availability.

Deal of the day

FILL the kids’ sandpit with coloured sand. It’s normally £4 for a 5kg bag at Tesco, but just £3 with a Clubcard.

SAVE: £1

Cheap treat

PLAY it smooth with a tub of Superdrug’s vitamin E all-over body cream, 475ml, down from £4.99 to £3.32.

SAVE: £1.67

Top swap

ROSE-gold kitchen accessories are bang on trend. You could go to Lidl for the £14.99 dish rack.

But I’d get the two-tiered one from, at £11.99.

SAVE: £3

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What's new?

DONUT miss new Infusionist Churros With Chocolate gin liqueur from Aldi, £7.99 for 50cl.

It’s part of a new range which also includes a raspberry jam donut variety.

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