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I don’t know where you are but here on the west coast today is the first day of Spring Break and I’m so excited! The kids are out for two whole weeks, which means parents have to find something for them to do. I love doing arts and crafts, especially with my kids but keeping kids busy can be challenging. Kids get bored easily, so you have to find something to help peak their interest. Here are some fantastic spring break activities to keep your kids entertained.
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Make an Activity Jar
This is great to start off your spring break. Grab a jar, decorate it if you wish and ask the kids to write down everything they want to do during their time away from school. It can simple things like going for a walk in the park to swimming at the local pool. Each day you pull a new activity and do it together. Make sure you have enough to cover your entire holiday.
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Create An Indoor Road Trip
I love this idea. Having kids use their imaginations is wonderful. Pick up some cheap painters tape and let your own creativity fly by creating a roadmap to an unknown adventure that kids will just love to go on.
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What kid doesn’t love watching marbles move. What I love about this activity is that you can create two of the exact same and let kids race their marbles in their boxes, keeping kids busy for hours.
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Remember this game from the Price is Right? So much fun. I grew up playing Plinko. Why not make your own large board for the kids to have a blast playing. Supplies are easy to get at your local hardware store, and you can even add one area as a prize and see how many times they get it there. Or make a number target and whoever reaches the goal gets a prize.
More Boredom Busters & Activities
Giant Pickup Sticks – A new twist on an old game.
Giant Bubbles – How to create your own at home.
Picnic in the park – Make a day of it..
Bean Bag Toss – Using buckets and wood for fun.
Visit your local library – See if there is a reading that day.
Don’t Let The Balloon Drop – Super fun game to see who can hold out the longest.
Nature Watch Look & See – Record what they see and do.
Visit local farmers market – Pick produce and fruits ripe for the season!
Make a Stick Horse – Giddiup!
Have a yard sale – Let the kids help you de-clutter
No matter what activities you come up with always make time to find something fun for everyone. Take a peek at our Pinterest page for more family fun activities.