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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