Let’s face it, wedding days are traditionally designed to meet adults’ needs and can be a struggle to get through when it comes to all those younger guests. With lots of new people around, a lack of routine, and irregular meal and nap times, it’s easy for your littlest guests to get bored and frustrated.
A DIY activity pack can make the day a whole lot more enjoyable for children, offering activities they’re familiar with and enjoy. Read on to discover exactly what you should be putting in your DIY wedding pack for a real kid-friendly treat…
Fill it with art supplies
If there’s one thing you should be filling your wedding activity packs with, it’s art supplies! Relatively cheap to buy and offering a multitude of uses, products such as crayons and Play Doh will be sure to keep your littlest guests busy. Do avoid felt tips and pens though; the little rascals may use them to ‘decorate’ the venue!
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Get hold of some free printable assets
Kids love playing games and getting creative – so explore the internet and see what freebies you can find. From crosswords to colouring templates, there will be plenty of one-page activities for them to enjoy. See Activity Village for some fab resources!
Pop in a children’s book
Select a few children’s classics from your local charity shop and pop one in each bag. Kids will also love swapping books and seeing what everyone else got. And if they decide to read a few, they’ll be busy for hours!
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Put together a little jam jar of chocolates, raisins and sweets for the little ones to munch on as they work. Children can always be bribed with a bit of sugar!
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Additional ideas for those aged six plus
Pack a puzzle
Miniature puzzles are another great activity to pop into your kid’s wedding bags. They offer the advantage of being both compact and engaging, making them ideal for party bags. Again, offering several different puzzles among the group means the children can swap and have a go at putting together several puzzles.
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A disposable camera will be another welcome addition in your DIY activity pack. You could also include a list of things to take photos of – such as wedding flowers, table names, wedding guests, and so on to give them something to achieve.
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Wrap it all up
Once you’ve purchased all your items, pop them into a cute cardboard box or a paper bag. You could also look into themed packaging for toddler-aged guests.
When designing your DIY activity pack do discuss your ideas with your venue first. They may be able to offer you suggestions as well as tell you about any restrictions they might have when it comes to craft supplies.
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