Springtime is here, and with it, Spring Break. We’ve compiled a list of fun and easy kid activities for each day of the week.
If you’re starting to notice an increase in restless behavior in your kids and household, it might be the beginning of spring fever. With the emergence of tree blossoms and seedlings, also comes longer, brighter days, warmer weather and a weeklong Spring Break for most school age kids.
If you’re wondering how you’re going to fill hours worth of TV-free activities with your kids during the break, we’ve compiled seven spring activities that are sure to keep you all busy, and having fun at the same time.
- Start a garden
Spring Break is an ideal time to start planning your garden as a family. The kids can map out the garden on paper and create a list of supplies you will need. If the weather allows, take your map and get out there and start planting together.
- Get in the kitchen
Most kids love getting messy and cooking in the kitchen — so let them! Not only will they be excited to taste what you make together, they will also learn some simple lessons about nutrition and the joy of preparing food as a family.
- Create a scavenger hunt
Create a list of things or objects for your kids to find in a fun springtime scavenger hunt. It can be anything from a hair brush to a green leaf, or even something to protect you from spring showers. Give them a few small prizes at the end to make it extra special.
- Start a dance party
Crank up the music and let loose. Pick a playlist that everyone can rock out to. And, if you really want to turn up the volume, invite their friends over, make a few healthy snacks and then dance, dance, dance.
- ‘Do It Yourself’ crafts
Get creative and pick a DIY craft that will be fun and easy for you and your kids such as sand art, candles, soap or even picture frames. There is sure to be something that will grab their attention and spark their creative juices.
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- Have a game night
Break out those board games and have a night of laughs and friendly competition. Plan a tournament among your family and play games each day until there is a final winner.
- Get outside
Go on a nature walk and turn it into an adventure. Take notes of how many different types of trees or animals you see while walking or stop along the walk to do some easy sketching of plants or landscapes in a journal.