It’s hard to believe, but spring break is nearly upon us!
With winter in the rear-view, it’s time to start thinking about warmer days and fun activities with the kids.
But many parents find themselves unsure of what to do with their kids for spring break, especially if they’re trying to balance work on top of childcare. Luckily, you don’t have to spend a fortune to have a blast.
Here are seven creative spring break activities for kids that both you and your little ones are sure to love.
1) Create a Scavenger Hunt
What child doesn’t love a good scavenger hunt?
Scavenger hunts are a great way to strengthen your child’s critical thinking skills while allowing for some much-needed physical activity.
When setting up the hunt, you can choose to create your own clues or find some online. This site, for instance, features tons of great Easter scavenger hunt clues if you want to have a fun, festive egg hunt.
2) Visit a Museum
While your child is undoubtedly excited to have some time off from school, it’s important that they keep learning.
What better place to learn that at your local museum? Most cities have at least one museum that features kid-friendly activities.
Your little ones can enjoy learning about history, art, and local culture while you save some much-needed cash.
3) Explore Your Neighborhood
The CDC stresses that kids need physical activity each and every day. It can be hard to get your child away from the TV and tablets, so why not make it a family activity?
Take a leisurely stroll around your neighborhood or local park. Even a half hour will likely tucker your kids out, giving you some peace and quiet when you get back home.
4) Read Outside
Reading to your children is one of the best gifts you can give them. But during sunny, warm days, your child may not want to stay indoors.
So grab a snack and a book and read with your children outside. Pick a comfortable spot like a shady tree or some soft grass and entertain your kids with a good book.
5) Have a Picnic
Who doesn’t love a good spring picnic? Pack up some sandwiches, water, and any treats you and your kids may enjoy and head out for a nice spring picnic.
It may seem like a meal, but you’re making memories with your kids that are sure to last a lifetime.
6) Host a Crafts Day
Kids love flexing their creative muscles and the crafts they make are great little keepsakes.
Keep your kids busy and let them express themselves by hosting a crafts day. Make sure you have plenty of art (and cleaning) supplies and let your kids’ imaginations run wild.
7) Build a Fort
Who said your kids should get to have all the fun? You can let your inner child have some fun, too, when you and your kids transform your living room into a pillow fort palace.
All you need are some blankets, pillows, and a whole lot of imagination.
What Are Your Favorite Spring Break Activities For Kids?
With these seven spring break activities for kids, there’s no shortage of fun to be had! What are some of your favorites?
Sound off below and let us know. And don’t forget about our other articles to help you make the most of work, family time, and lifestyle.