Spring break is coming soon, and that means your kids are going to be home. Unless you want them sitting in front of the T.V. for a few days, you need to have a few Spring Break activities planned. You can do some activities together, and you can plan for some activities your kids can do on their own – but you need to have something planned. Here are some spring break activity ideas you can use to get your creative juices flowing:
Walk – Bear Hunts, Flower Collecting, Etc.
Depending on how old your children are, and what sort of things they like to do, this walk can be altered accordingly. Here are different ideas for your spring break walks:
- Bear Hunt
You can read the book “We’re Going on a Bear Hunt” by Michael Rosen and sing and dance to the song before going on your ‘Bear Hunt’ walk. When you go for your walk, you can sing the song and quote the book as you pretend (or actually) go around trees, over bridges, etc.
- Flower/Leaf Collecting/Pressing
Go on a flower/leaf collecting walk. Collect all kinds of leaves and flowers then when you get home you can press them and make a fun craft out of all your pressed flowers and leaves. Here are some examples of pressed flower crafts you can make with your kids.
- Sketch n’ Walk
Bring some pencils, crayons, paints, whatever you like and go for a walk. Once you find something you want to draw or a setting you would like to sketch, set up camp, and you and the kids can sketch to your heart’s content.
Pack a picnic then go for a walk to the park or a nearby bridge where you can spread a blanket on the grass and enjoy the sun.
Redecorate their Rooms
Get your kids into the spring cleaning spirit and show them just how much fun it can be to rearrange furniture, throw away the junk, clean, and redecorate. Do some of your kids want to change the paint color in their rooms? Maybe they want different shelves or a desk instead of a toy chest? Work together to redecorate your children’s rooms and your spring cleaning will go much more smoothly.
You can do this with just your kids, or invite a bunch of their friends over for a spring break scavenger hunt party. Here are some great scavenger hunt ideas you can use:
- Outdoor Photo Scavenger Hunt
- Treasure Hunt
- List of Hunt Items to find at the Mall
- Video Scavenger Hunt
You can kill three birds with one stone – teach your children how to bake, spend time together during the break, and make yummy treats!
Crafting is a great way to spend time together indoors – which is great since spring break doesn’t always mean you will have nice and sunny weather. Encourage your children’s artistic skills by helping them complete some of the following arts and crafts:
- Kool-Aid Painting
Simply use warm water, and Kool-Aid then go to town
- Doorway Puppet Theater
Cut a square for the theater out of a flat sheet and hang it from the doorway – make sure it is short enough for the kids to reach. Then use stuffed animals and dolls as puppets.
- Kool-Aid Playdough
All you need is flour, salt, Kool-Aid and water to make brightly colored playdough that smells good too!
- Laser Maze in the Hallway
Create a laser obstacle course in the hallway using streamers. Tape them at all different angles and heights so that your kids have to crawl, shuffle, and jump to get through the maze.