School Holiday Boredom Busters

29 Jun, 2020

School’s out, scream and shout! But to keep the screaming to a minimum, we’ve pulled together a handful of boredom busters to busy the kids these holidays. There’s something for every Kiwi kid to get stuck into and enjoy, from the creative minds to the active adventurers. There’s even a chance to win a pair of Kiwi kicks (or two)! Now, let’s start busting that boredom.

Kiwi Kicks Colouring Competition

We’re back with a good ol’ colouring competition. This one is all about adding your own creative flare to some beloved Kiwi icons. Turn this fun school holiday activity into a real winner by sending in your entries to, and you’re in the draw to win a $100 Number One Shoes voucher! Download the image by clicking here, then colour it in however you like, whether that’s digitally or by hand. Competition ends midnight Sunday 19/07/2020. Click here for full T&Cs.

Scavenger Hunt

This is a great way to keep the kids occupied. Set them a challenge to find items inside the house, in the backyard or even around the neighbourhood. The longer you make it, the longer they’ll be out of your hair… but seriously, it’s a great way to get the kids thinking. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

Get Your Skates On

Our Roller Skates are a crowd favourite (and not just for the kids). Get yourself a pair of these retro wheels and hit the pavement. Not literally of course, in fact, now is probably a good time to suggest a helmet and some knee-pads. If you’re already a pro, you can step things up a notch with a Roller Skates obstacle course. Set up objects to weave through and skate around, and see who can complete the course the fastest (and safest).

NZ Movie Marathon

You may have been training all lockdown for this and want to jump straight in the deep end, with a 'Lord of the Rings' movie marathon. Or, you might want to build yourself up with nostalgic and iconic Kiwi films, like ‘Goodbye Pork Pie’ or ‘Whale Rider’. If it’s laughter you’re after, we’d suggest a Taiki Waititi special, ‘Hunt for the Wilderpeople’ and ‘Boy’ are sure to get you giggling.

Local Adventure Walks

Don’t let the weather stop you from getting out and seeing our beautiful country. With a raincoat and the right pair of shoes, make a point to discover your local walking tracks.

Here are a few of our number ones:

Hobsonville Point Coastal Walkway (Auckland). This flat 5km loop is a great family-friendly and dog-friendly track. You can even stop for lunch at the brewery, local cafes or the weekend Farmer’s Market!

Polhill Reserve Loop (Wellington). Keep an eye out for native birds, including tīeke, toutouwai, hihi and kākā, on this 7.3km track. On this walk, you can even take the kids to the spectacular Brooklyn Hill wind turbines!

Halswell Quarry Park (Christchurch). There are plenty of routes to take at the Halswell Quarry Park, with historic sites and botanical collections along the way. Take the Quarry Rim Track for panoramic views of the Southern Alps and the city.

We hope you’ve found a boredom buster or two to get you through the school holidays. We’d love to hear what you get up to! Tag us in on Facebook & Instagram to share your adventures (bonus points for wearing your number ones), and don’t forget to get your entries in for our Kiwi Kicks Colouring Competition.

Look out for #kiwikicks on social for more Kiwiana fun!