Spring break is around the corner for the many children who attend school and one thing’s for sure: you’re going to want to have some fun activities in mind to keep the kids entertained while they are home. While some families have already purchased tickets and are preparing for their exciting vacations far away during spring break, families who are staying home need to think about planning their family Staycation to break up the monotony of an otherwise boring and eventless school break.
Here’s a list of ideas to get you started on your way to a wonderful, fun-packed Staycation this spring break with the children:
1) Have an indoor picnic on the playroom floor. Get the children involved in making the sandwiches and choosing a fruit or make a small veggie tray. Get juice boxes and spread out a blanket or tablecloth to contain any messes. Pack it all up in a basket and head to the playroom for a quality time lunch together.
2) If the weather breaks and there are some nice weather days, pull the bicycles out of the garage and go for a ride with the kids. Fresh air and exercise will make for a good night of sleep for all!
3) There may be a layer of snow on the ground, but that doesn’t mean you can’t grab the kite, suit up with gloves, hats, jackets and boots and head to an open field. On a windy day, even with snow on the ground, the children will love the freedom of running in a field and watching the kite flying above them.
4) It’s still a little too early to be outdoors gardening, but you can get all of the tools and supplies together to start your garden indoors! Later in the spring when the weather breaks, you can transfer your already growing plants to the garden outside with the kids.
5) Board games can create several hours of fun for the family! Get out the Chutes and Ladders or Candy Land boards and pieces right after lunch, and before you know it, it will be time to make dinner! Or, hold potato sack races, play Mother May I?, and other fun activities for an afternoon of friendly competition.
You could even host a play date for your children’s friends and use some of the ideas above to keep the children entertained. Your children will love seeing their friends from school and you’ll be the “hero” mom of the neighborhood for giving the other moms a break for an afternoon.