Enjoying Spring Break with the kids may seem like an oxymoron
Do you have your own list of things to get done, or are you dreading the inevitable "Mom, what can I do??"?
Here are 50 things *that will keep the kids busy* (some require adult participation) and help make Spring Break fun for everyone. And most are not on electronic devices!
*If you want the printable, email firstname.lastname@example.org, subject line Ask.
We'll send it right over!
Take a trip to the library to stock up on books: stories and crafts
Have a treasure hunt - could be a clean out in disguise (find 3 things for the trash. See #23)
Make your own board game
Write a letter to a distant cousin or grandparent
Put on a play
Visit a park - or two
Play store: collect things to “sell” and set up shop
Make a fort: blankets or boxes
Make puzzles from old calendar pages
Take a day trip to a museum, the beach, or a friend’s house
Bake cookies (or make a no-bake recipe)
Make a surprise sack (text me at 541-979-3722 and I'll send an easy "how to")
Write a book
Draw pictures to illustrate the book
Play a (group) board game
Practice secret codes
Play dress up - and take pictures
Do something nice for someone (One of their chores? Pull some weeds?)
Make play clay
Have an indoor picnic
Stay up late/have a pajama party
Have a backwards day: start with a bedtime story, then a snack, (rewind the day) and end with breakfast.
Have a clean your room day. Try to find 2 things you haven’t played with for a while, 3 things you’ve outgrown, 4 things to pass on, 5 things to throw away, 6 things to put away.
Take time to talk about what you want to do for Easter/Spring/this next month. Make some decorations
Have a race (doing chores, getting dressed, or crab-walking)
Do a crossword puzzle (print one or make your own)
Use some sidewalk chalk to write friendship notes on the sidewalk in front of your house.
Take flowers (or a handmade card) to a neighbor
Learn a new game
Make a coupon book and give it to someone in your family
Use the craft book you got at the library
Record someone reading a story. Use sound effects
Plan a party/play date
Draw plans for a garden or flower bed (real or fantasy)
Hide the rocks for someone else to find and enjoy
Add to a collection; take time to reorganize or refresh it
Learn how to do something new on YouTube: juggle, yodel or a magic trick?
Play with bubbles
Paint a picture
Make a paper chain to count down the days ‘til Easter, or vacation, or?
Ride bikes, skateboard, or play catch - get outside if the weather permits.
What about music? Listen, dance, or make your own
Roll some socks into balls and have an indoor snowball fight
Take a bubble bath - stay and play a while
Remember “Cootie catchers” ? Make a few and trade them with a friend.
Write a thank you note to someone who has been kind to you
Make popcorn and watch a movie together
Add your own ideas to this list