It can be hard to think up fun spring break activities to do with kids. But, we all know that the more we have at the ready for them to engage in, the happier we all are. So, we put our brains to work. We hope these ideas make spring break at home together a fruitful time of memory-making!
Spring Break Activities To Do with Kids Outdoors
Work in the garden. Head to your local hardware store or nursery. Invite your child to pick out plants they love and would like to plant at home. If you have particular parameters, pick three choices you like and allow them to choose the one you’ll get from a bunch. Do this until you have enough to fill your flower beds. Then, go home to get your hands dirty together.
Be sure you have tools at home that are the appropriate size for them to use. They will be more likely to help and remain engaged if they can be involved easily.
Also, as you work together, talk about the different kinds of plants and what they need. Talk about the types of bugs they will attract. Additionally, it may be fun to come up with a list of questions you’d like to find out more about when you get back inside.
Make art from nature. Go on a nature walk together. Be sure to check the weather and bundle appropriately to make for an enjoyable outing.
As you’re walking, look for fallen leaves, sticks, dried blossoms, bark, grass cuttings, even a small amount of sand or dirt. Invite your child to pick up what they feel intuitively drawn to. Avoid taking berries home, unless you’re sure the variety is safe.
Then, once home, give your child supplies to make nature collages with the treasures they’ve found. Gather glue, paper, scissors. Bring paint and glitter into the mix, if you’re feeling like an adventurous parent today.
Go for a picnic. When the weather is mild, head to a local park, nature reserve, beach or even a local festival to share lunch or an early dinner together while enjoying the outdoors. Alternatively, even your backyard or balcony will work, if getting to public green space isn’t an option.
At the grocery store, purchase some of your child’s favorite foods that are suitable for a mess-free meal. Then, pack them together with plates, napkins and any necessary utensils. Don’t forget to bring water, also.
While you sit and eat together, talk about what you see around you, perhaps by playing the game “I Spy.” Also, ask your child questions about their current interests. This is the perfect time to catch up. Also, bring a game along to play together while you eat.
Spring Break Activities To Do with Kids Indoors
Take a day trip. Look into various activities and destinations that are within a reasonable driving distance from your home. Then, narrow it down to a couple of places and discuss with your child or children where they’d like to go.
For example, head to a museum hosting an exhibition your kids may enjoy. Or, perhaps there’s a live production that would be fun to see. Especially if you find indoor possibilities, a day trip can be a great option to have ready for a day of rain.
Also, think of the entire trip as time together. So, put the screens away and talk with each other. Talk about the scenery, what you’re heading to see, listen to music. Additionally, for younger children, activity bags with puzzles, coloring, books, stickers, and window clings can keep them engaged during car time.
Host a family movie night. One of the evenings of spring break, do a special movie night. It could be fun to do build-your-own pizza for dinner with various toppings available. Invite your child or children to weigh in on their vote for what movie the family will watch.
Then, make fresh popcorn to enjoy together while watching the movie or a dessert that you all like. What a treat to snuggle up on the couch or floor with pillows and blankets for a couple of hours!
Bake for family and friends. The days can feel long when kids are home all day. And baking can use up an hour or two. Additionally, it teaches a life skill and cultivates generosity and self-expression, too. Choose a couple of recipes that have steps your child or children can help with. Then, invite them to choose one they’d like to bake with you.
It can offer some added fun if what you’re baking requires some decorating. Kids get the chance to get creative and practice those fine motor skills also.
Once the baking is complete, wrap up a few packages of goodies to hand out to neighbors or take to family’s and friends’ houses. This helps children develop generosity, feel pride in their work and joy in sharing.
Have a wonderful time with your family during the upcoming spaciousness. We would love to hear ideas you’re planning for spring break this year! So, don’t forget to comment below!