50 Things to Do with your Kids over Spring Break (if you’re not going away!)

50 Things to Do with your Kids over Spring Break

I woke up this morning thinking, “Day 1 of Spring Break begins.” When I was a kid, I used to countdown for spring break. When I became a mom, I started to dread spring break. I have to say, I’m a work-at-home mom, so I do have it on the easier side, I don’t have to worry about daycare and childcare for the kids. I don’t have to worry about taking time off of work. I just need to make sure we (me and the kids) have things to do. There’s nothing worse than sitting on the couch doing nothing over break… it doesn’t make for happy kids or happy parents.

So… this morning I thought I’d have a little fun with the boys. I had them all sit around the table and help me come up with 20 things to do this week from home. Here were the stipulations:
– We weren’t going away on vacation, so everything had to be around here.
– The more things we could do at home, the better.
Well, 20 things turned into 30 things, and 30 turned into 40… and we sort of got on a roll.

Here are 50 Things to Do with your Kids over Spring Break (if you’re not going away!):

Have a lemonade stand
Plant a garden
Go to the zoo
Go bowling
Go to indoor or outdoor mini-golf
Play on our swingset
Make a music video
Watch a movie
Do a craft project
Re-do their bedrooms
Roller skating (although, I’m a little scared about this one!)
Playdate with friends
Walk along the beach and throw rocks into the water
Play baseball with friends
Nature walk in the woods
Go to a trampoline park
Find a local YMCA camp for the week
Family swim
Bike ride
Fly a kite
Go to a local Children’s Museum
Go out to lunch
Find a cool recipe and make it at home
Visit grandparents (if live locally)
Jump rope
Pick up basketball games
Haircuts
Manicure/Pedicures
Head to the local mall
Find a local theatre and see if any plays or presentations are going on
Play video games (more than usual)
Sidewalk chalk time
Water balloon fight
Wash the car (amazing how kids get such a kick out of this)
Game day (bring out all the board games and play all day!)
Make your own sundaes
Make your own pizzas
Play with bubbles
Play computer games
Face painting
Build a LEGO tower
Puzzles
Crossword puzzles
Madlibs
Find a local amusement park that’s open
Local park and feed the ducks
Day trip to out and about your local City
Sleepovers with friends
Read a book
Go on a scavenger hunt (parents can make it up!)

50 Things to Do with your Kids over Spring Break (if you’re not going away!) was last modified: April 15th, 2013 by Audrey McClelland
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50 Things to Do with your Kids over Spring Break (if you’re not going away!) was last modified: April 15th, 2013 by Audrey McClelland