Spring break is almost here. How do you plan to keep the kids busy? Kids can get very bored when they’re home from school and away from all of their friends. They’ll mope around the house complaining about how bored they are because there is just absolutely nothing to do. You can however, avoid this scenario by making plans using the tips below on how to keep the kids busy during spring break.
How to Keep the Kids Busy During Spring Break
Plan Some Outdoor Activities
Getting outside and enjoying the warm weather is good for the whole family. It will make being out of school a lot more fun and exciting this spring break. Your kids won’t have time to get bored when they have a variety of outdoor activities to enjoy. A great way to spend some quality time together while enjoying the fresh air and sunshine is to go on a picnic. When was the last time you packed a picnic basket and set out in the yard or the park and enjoyed a fun meal together?
After enjoying your picnic, play some outdoor games together. There are many fun games to play that will help kids burn off some of that extra energy they seem to always have when out of school. The games you choose will depend on the age of your kids but here are a few suggestions that most kids really enjoy playing:
- Red light green light
- Freeze tag
- Lawn croquet
Another excellent way to spend time outside is to plant a flower or vegetable garden. This is a great time of year to start a garden and it’s something that you can work on together for months. Your kids will have a great time caring for and watching their garden grow while learning how to do something that can benefit them the rest of their lives.
Line Up Some Age Appropriate Craft Projects
For those days when you can’t get outside or when you need to take a break from the physical activities, have some age appropriate craft projects lined up. Visit your local craft shop in advance to pick up your supplies so you’ll have everything you need at home.
Here are a few great craft ideas to help get your started:
- Salt art
- Build model cars, airplanes, houses
- Make hair accessories
Most kids love making things so it’s a great way to spend their free time and eliminate boredom. Making crafts is also a great way for kids to learn new skills.
Plan a Day Trip
It’s spring break so plan a day trip to celebrate. Kids need something interesting to talk about when they return to school so plan a trip to the zoo or the museum for a fun and educational day. Visit a natural park, explore caverns or go to an amusement park. It doesn’t really matter what you do as long as you plan a trip that is fun for the whole family, so pick something everyone can enjoy.
Set Up a Play Date
Set up a play date for your kids with their best friends. You can meet at the park or have their friends come over for a few hours. Being able to spend a little quality time with their best friends will make spring break a little more enjoyable and help reduce boredom. Planning ahead will help keep the kids busy during spring break so you don’t have to listen to them complaining about being bored. It will also make their vacation more fun and interesting. When they go back to school, they’ll have stories to share with their friends and spring break will be more enjoyable for everyone.
How do you keep your kids busy during spring break from school? What fun activities do you have planned? Have something you’d like to see added to this how to keep kids busy during spring break list, be sure to let me know!