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5 Spring Break Activities for Kids at Home

Spring Break Activities for Kids at Home

Spring Break Activities for Kids

Ahhh, Spring Break. That wonderful time when the kids are home and you get to finally enjoy some of the nice Spring weather. It’s also the time when boredom can get the best of you if you don’t have somewhat of a plan. I try to plan ahead some fun Spring Break activities for kids at home. It definitely makes life a little bit easier and less stressful.After all, it’s no fun for anyone when the kids have nothing to do!

Here are 5 fun Spring Break activities for kids at home.

1. Set up a tent in the backyard and have a camping staycation. Have hot dogs or burgers and s’mores or ice cream for dessert. Don’t forget the flashlights and sleeping bags!

2. Get everyone off the couch and having fun. Put together a neighborhood fitness day. Invite everyone to get active and have fun with different activities such as a softball game and an obstacle course. This is great fun and is also great for your health.

3. If the weather is not nice enough to stay outdoors, plan for something like a movie marathon event where everyone gets to choose a favorite family movie to watch. Don’t forget snacks and juices boxes.

4. Have the kid’s walk the “runway” in a Spring fashion show. Let them show off some of their new or favorite Spring attire that it’s been too cold to wear. Take lots of pictures and put together an online photo album. The fashion show can be done in the house or the backyard if the weather is nice.

5. Spring is a beautiful time of year. Why not go on a nature walk? Take pictures and collect leaves, flowers or even rocks! Use your smartphone to look up the different plants and birds that you see.

There are so many things that you can do during Spring Break without traveling or spending lots of money. Be creative and think outside the box. If you aren’t sure where to begin, start with my 5 Spring Break activities for kids. Remember the most important thing is having fun and creating memories.

Also check out my other spring break tips:

Spring Crafts for Kids
Fun and Cheap Spring Break Staycation Ideas
Spring Break Budget Saving Tips

Spring Break Staycation

March 28, 2013

Fun and Cheap Spring Break Staycation Ideas

Spring Break Staycation

Spring Break Staycation

It’s that time of year again – Spring Break. It’s the one week all school-age students have in the back of their minds once Christmas break is over, the one week during the spring semester that students get to be free. It’s fun for them…but what about for you, the parents? How do you keep your children entertained during their free week?

Here are some ideas to have a fun, relatively cheap Spring Break Staycation ideas that keep you close to home without boring the kiddos to tears:Continue reading

March 26, 2013

Spring Break Staycation

Spring Break Staycation Ideas

Spring Break Staycation

Unfortunately, spring break isn’t always filled with trips to a sandy beach, a certain mouse, or the ski slopes. For some of us, it’s about staying home and enjoying the solitude. Well, maybe it’s more about trying to find ways to keep the kids entertained for a whole week at home without losing our sanity or busting the budget!

Here are some ideas that will hopefully put a little spring in your spring break staycation and keep everyone content!Continue reading

July 11, 2012

Crafting with Kids: Post Vacation Craziness

Vacations are a great time to make memories with family and friends. The worst part of vacations though? Unpacking, and getting back to “normal life”.  

Normal life for us, usually consists of my kids wanting to do art projects before I even think about getting our suitcases unpacked. Thankfully, when my kids ask in the post vacation craziness, I can say yes.

If you are anything like me, you take so many pictures you don’t know what to do with them all. I try really hard to capture almost everything so I can choose the best ones later.

If your kids are begging you for something to do after you get home but, you still have what feels like a 3 mile long to-do list, this should keep them busy.

How do we do it?

All it takes is for you to print some of the pictures from your most recent trip. You can just use your home printer for this or, if you prefer it is fine to get them printed somewhere. It doesn’t take anything fancy. If printed at home, I recommend using card stock so the pictures aren’t so flimsy. Also, if they are printed on regular paper and regular white glue is being used it will soak through the pictures.

Give your kids the pictures and let them create their own scrap book of the trip. With this they can be as simple or as complicated as your child is able to do. Since it is super easy to customize this project, it is perfect for any age.

Tips

For the younger kids I recommend glue dots and more supervision. As they get older you can just let them go and check in every so often to see what they are creating. Once it is finished you can use a 3 hole punch and then, tie all the pieces together with ribbon and they have their very own book from the trip!

See it from their perspective

This is a recent picture my 7 year old took

For the olders kids, it is fun to let them use your camera or, give them their own and see the trip from their perspective. I let my 7 year old use my phone camera frequently, and it is amazing how awesome most of her pictures turn out. 

Occasionally, I will let my 2 year old take a few pictures too. While they aren’t much more than of his feet, he has fun and that is what counts! 

 

 

 

 

Meet Stephanie! She’s a 24 year old stay at home Mom, who couldn’t ask for a better blessing than to be home with her daughter!! Their favorite things to do together is working on art projects and they enjoy sharing them with people at Crafting with Bug!! In her free time she enjoys reading and scrapbooking!! Check out all of Crafting with Kids article here!

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