Running out of ideas to keep the kids engaged?

Here are some fun, affordable ideas to get you started…

  • Have a campout in the yard.  Pitch a tent and barbecue outside.
  • Have a spa day.  Get nail polish, glitter and lotions from the drugstore and give each other manicures and make-overs.
  • Make bird feeders.  
  • Bring spring inside. Plant flowers in little pots that the kids have decorated.
  • Feed the ducks.  Find a local pond and bring some bird seed.  Don’t forget the camera!
  • Make some Top 10 lists.  Give the kids some topics: 10 things to do before the end of spring break; 10 things that make them happy; 10 things that make them grumpy. 10 favorite songs or books? Have them write them down or dictate them to you, then bind all the lists into a book.
  • Make up a story together.  Have your children illustrate it.
  • For a Spring learning adventure, take a hike in a nature area and learn to identify birds, trees, plants, and flowers. Spring is a natural time for kids to explore science and nature.  Use google to help!
  • Have a board game day. 
  • Set up an obstacle course in the house or backyard.
  • Messy Fun.  Set the kids up in the backyard with some inexpensive shaving cream and some food coloring. Let them go to town.
  • Let the kids use washable paint to create a masterpiece on your sidewalk or backyard fence!
  • Movie night, PJ's Popcorn, Netflix, Disney plus or an old DVD
  • Build a fort.  Hide the breakables and let the kids use every pillow, blanket and piece of furniture in the living or family room to create a giant fort. Let them eat lunch or dinner in it.
  • Spring is the perfect time for a tea party. Bake some cookies or brownies together and line up the stuffed animals!
  • Have an outside work day to get the yard in shape. Gather the materials needed for a special outdoor project with your kids, such as a kid-sized garden or building a birdhouse.  Plan a special treat afterwards for everyone’s hard work.
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