Whether it’s during the school holidays, on weekends or just after school, quality time at home can be a fun and rewarding for everyone.
But let’s be honest; it can also be a little exhausting – and occasionally stressful – planning new activities to keep everyone entertained. But it doesn’t have to be.
Here’s seven home activities to help keep the family engaged, educated and (eventually) tuckered out. Who knows, you might even have a bit of fun yourself.
And thanks to our ongoing partnership with Flybuys, you could earn and enjoy rewards that bring all the fun to life at your place for less.
1. Cooking with the kids
Some of the most rewarding home experiences are made in the family kitchen, and getting the kids involved is a win-win for everyone.
Cooking keeps them educated and active, and it’s also a great time to introduce or sneak in some healthy food options while you’re at it.
Don’t fret if you’re short on recipes to get started – we’re here to help with a catalogue of quick-and-easy tutorials to get you started in the Kleenheat Kitchen.
With any luck, the little ones will be taking over dinner prep in no time.
Visit the Flybuys online store for kid-friendly kitchen gadgets to inspire them (or perhaps a shiny new appliance for mum or dad).
2. Backyard camp-out or indoors camp-in
Pitching a tent doesn’t always have to mean driving hours to a remote location with no toilets and heaps of mosquitos.
Why not mix things up at home with a little camp-out in the backyard? It’s a great chance to air out all the gear and the kids will love a weekend of outdoor adventures. Or, avoid neighbourhood noise and night critters and set up inside for a little quirky and creative fun.
It can also be a great opportunity to get a group of friends over and fire up the backyard barbie for toasted marshmallows.
If you haven’t refilled the gas for a while, we’ve got you covered with our Kwik-Gas cylinder exchange program.
No backyard? No problems – take over the lounge room with an epic, soft and fluffy couch fort.
Whether your roughing it out yonder our out in the yard, there’s plenty of camping rewards on offer in the Camping & Outdoors section of Flybuys online store.
3. Quash boredom with board games
Remember a time before candy crush and other repetitive gaming apps? We’re sure you’ve got some great old board games lying around in a cupboard somewhere, and now’s the time to dust them off.
From Monopoly, Trivial Pursuit, Connect Four, Battleship and Guess Who, to Test Match or even the great Mouse Trap, we bet you’ve got a few lying around just begging for some attention.
Jigsaw puzzle popularity is soaring too, and there’s no better feeling than finishing one with the family – you could even turn your finished puzzle into artwork for the living room wall!
Head to the Flybuys online store for classic and new board games or puzzles that will keep the family entertained.
4. Travel the world with lounge room live-streams
Even if you don’t have a trip planned, there’s no reason you can’t see the world, coming to you online via video streams.
For the rest of the Australia, including a bunch of places in the Red Centre including Uluru, enjoy this great rundown of where you can find beautifully-shot, 360-degree video views of our great southern land.
There’s so much to see and do across WA, so why not reward yourself with a travel or experience voucher from the Flybuys online store.
5. Build a veggie garden
Want to get outdoors in the fresh air, and have something to show for it?
Whether you’ve got space for a veggie patch or a dried up old planter box, starting up a veggie garden is a ripper, on-going way to do just that.
We recently got the trowels out and sought advice from local gardening experts Deryn Thorpe and Steve Wood from the All The Dirt podcast.
Prepare to get your hands dirty once you get inspired by these five easy steps to get a thriving fruit and veggie patch up and running.
Don’t forget the best kind of fuel for the veggie garden is a quality compost – check our simple guide to composting.
Got a green thumb? Head to the Flybuys online store for rewards that will bring more homegrown goodness to your place.
6. Learn from the best
There’s always time for online learning programs for kids, and one of the best places to start is the ABC’s Online Education Centre.
They have so many different options for learning methods suitable for a wide variety of age groups, along with plenty of apps to streamline it all and keep the little ones entertained while you enjoy a quiet cuppa.
Looking abroad, if you want your kids to learn things like Geography from Sir David Attenborough himself, BBC’s Bitesize Daily Lessons are a winner.
Head to the Flybuys online store to view a stack of rewards perfect for helping bright young minds flourish at home.
7. Fitness can be fun
YouTube is chock-a-block full of kid-friendly fitness programs, focused on short-and-sharp content that’ll keep the kids engaged and active.
This Perth-based PE teacher has been uploading new videos every day with different themes, including Fancy Dress Fridays and Yoga Fun.
A healthy body supports a healthy mind, so browse the Flybuys online store for rewards to help keep you and the little ones active at home or outside.
Real ongoing value thanks to Kleenheat and Flybuys
Did you know Kleenheat’s ongoing partnership with Flybuys means natural gas customers can earn one Flybuys point for every dollar spent of your Kleenheat bill?
Start taking advantage of this bonus, by logging into your My Account and linking your Flybuys membership with your Kleenheat account.
Over time you will increase your points which can then be used to purchase items from the Flybuys Online Shop.
You’ll also find access to special offers and rewards, either by redeeming points or by using points and pay.
Keep an eye out for weekly offers and specials exclusively for Flybuys members for even more ways to save!
Value that flows through your household and community
Everyone enjoys value for money. We focus on providing value for our customers and our local community.
Our ongoing value is passed on to you through our partnerships and sponsorships program, plus access to a variety of offers, rewards and competitions that come with sponsoring the local events, teams and community you love.
Choose homegrown, choose Kleenheat
Kleenheat knows the value of homegrown goodness – after all, we’ve been supporting the needs of local households and businesses for more than 60 years.
We believe there’s value in choosing local, so if you’re not a Kleenheat customer choose local today and let life flow.