School Holidays: Dates and Suggested Activities

The school holidays are a great opportunity to spend quality time with your children, nephews, nieces or godchildren. Take a peek at our ideas.

School Holidays Dates and Suggested Activities

The school holidays for the academic year 2016/2017 are divided into four periods: Christmas holidays, Carnival holidays, Easter holidays and Summer holidays.

The dates of the school holidays of this school year have been published on the 24th of June 2016 in the Diário da República, through the Order no. 8294-A/2016.

Most of the holidays coincide with the end of each period. The schools are still free to adjust the start and end dates of the school holidays, according to your convenience.

THE SCHEDULING OF SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

SCHOOL HOLIDAYS THE PRE-SCHOOL, ENSINO BÁSICO AND UPPER SECONDARY EDUCATION:

  1. Christmas holidays – 19 December 2016 to 2 January 2017;
  2. Holiday Carnival – 27 February 2017 1 March 2017;
  3. Easter break – 5 April 2017 18 April 2017;
  4. Summer holidays – vary according to the school year:
  • From 6 June 2017, for the students of the 9.Th, 11.Th, and 12.Th years;
  • From June 16, 2017, for the students of the 5.Th, 6.Th, 7.Th, 8.º and 10.Th years;
  • On the 23rd of June 2017, for the students of the 1.º, 2.Th, 3.º and 4.Th years;
  • From 30 June 2017, for the students of pre-school education.

WHAT TO DO DURING THE SCHOOL HOLIDAYS?

School holidays, especially Summer holidays, are eagerly awaited by the children. However, it is not always easy to keep them entertained.

Here are our suggestions of activities to put into practice with the younger ones during the school holidays.

  1. CINEMA SESSIONS

Take the time to visit the nearest cinema house or do a session of cinema in your own living room.

Corn in the pan, too much sugar and caramel. The film of choice for most small or the premieres latest. Is the perfect program to keep kids (and adults) entertained for a few hours.

2. TRADITIONAL GAMES

Board games are a classic for any age, at any time of the year. Release-the of the tablets, and tvs and to remember your own childhood.

3. PICNICS

Especially during the Summer holidays, this is a perfect program and very adored by the children.

Take the time to ask them for help in the kitchen. Prepare the snacks and drinks you prefer. Put everything in a basket, join a towel and head to the beach or nearest park. The perfect recipe for a fun-filled afternoon!

4. VOLUNTARY ACTIONS

To elucidate the little ones to the difficulties of the day-to-day is important.

Why not take advantage of the school holidays to participate in actions of solidarity together with their children?

5. CAMPING IN THE WOODS

If your kids have never camped, then you will love this idea. Discover the mountains and beaches near you and head up to the fun.

You can also opt for camping in your own garden. Have fun counting the stars!

6. HOLIDAY CAMPS AND WORKSHOPS

During the holidays, there are many institutions that conduct several workshops or summer camps for the younger ones.

Check in your area and let them travel and enjoy a different environment and fun.