Spring break seems to be one of the most looked forward to breaks for school-aged kids and their parents. The weather is finally warming up a bit and everyone is eager to get out of the house and have fun. After the long winter, it can be difficult to decide how to spend that precious vacation time. These are some of our favorite ways to spend our spring break.
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Family Friendly Spring Break Ideas
Spring Break Movie Day
Set aside an entire day to watch movies. You can rent movies, buy a new movie, or watch movies you already have at home. Grab some movie snacks, comfy clothes, blankets, and pillows. Snuggle up and enjoy the day as a family.
Spring Break Game Day
This is one of our favorite family days. We have a bunch of games but, honestly don’t play them as often as I would like. This is why during vacation days, we spend the day playing as many games as we can pack in. We play everything from card games to board games, to games my kids make up on the spot. The most important part of this day is just to have fun with it. Some games may not be played exactly by the rules depending on the ages of your children but, either way, everyone should have a good time.
Spring Break Arts and Crafts
This one may not take all day but, is still a fun way to spend time with the kids. You can do any type of craft really. You can buy kits at the store that contain everything you need to make that specific project or, you can use what you have on hand.
Spring Break Puzzle Day
This one may possibly be a lost art for kids. Spending the day putting together a large puzzle isn’t typically a common choice for kids. Smaller puzzles they can easily do are a great start but, nothing compares to spending the day as a family putting together a huge puzzle. If you are looking for a bit different style of puzzles, UGEARS puzzles are a favorite for us. UGEARS have puzzles for both kids and adults so everyone can have something fun to do.
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Spring Break Theme Days
Take a couple days during the break and give them specific themes. Everything from the food to the activities center around the agreed upon them. If you have trouble choosing one, have your kids toss out some ideas. Write each of those ideas on a separate scraps of paper and toss them in a container and pick one.
Spring Break Museum Days
If crowds don’t bug you too much, spend a day exploring the kid-friendly museums around you. Many places have everything from Art Museums to Children’s Museums and several other types as well. This is an easy way to spend a few hours.
Spring Break Day Trips
This is probably my kids most favorite things to do. We take a day and drive anywhere from 30 minutes to a few hours away from home to explore. I have found that there are so many things near us that we typically don’t think to explore. Whether that is because we think “I’ll get there someday” or, just haven’t thought of it because it is so close. I have learned that now is the time to go explore those places or it may never happen.
Spring Break Staycation
Staycations are so much fun. This is the best time to travel all over your local area and pretend to be a tourist. Go see all of the tourist spots and little hidden gems that are all around you. You can chose to stay at home at night and travel during the day or, stay in local hotels between stops. Either way, your family is sure to have a good time.
Spring Break Travel
Spring Break is the most common school vacation where families travel. This really depends on your budget and your families interests. The options for places to travel are almost endless.
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