Kids can get bored easily, especially when they’re stuck home for an extended period of time, without their friends. Avoid tantrums with some spring break activities. From decorating for the season, to helping bake cookies, and to cleaning up around the house, these indoor activities will keep them happy and make you their favorite person. You can even turn these spring break activities for kids into a playdate with some of their classmates and invite their moms for some much-needed relief.
You can never go wrong with a movie marathon, where the kids get to watch their favorite movies and shows surrounded by their friends. Put out their favorite snacks and make the environment extra cozy with pillows and blankets.
With the temperatures rising, you might get some days when the sun is beating down too hard and you might need a way to cool down. Get a slip and slide or kiddie pool, so that the kids can splash in the water while being safe. If you’ve got sprinklers, turn them on and let them chase you around the front yard.
Take advantage of your child’s imagination by acting out their favorite movie or bedtime story. Dress in costume to fit the characters even more. You’re a dinosaur? Throw a green or purple blanket over yourself and crouch down to be more convincing. A princess? Attach a piece of pink or blue cloth to a plastic tiara and you should be good to go.
Letting your kid join you in the kitchen and help bake a cake or cookies will make them squeal with glee. Get them aprons and playful hats so they feel like they’re running their own bakery or restaurant.
Get rid of the newspaper or magazine clutter by having the kids create decorations with the paper. Pinterest is a gold mine of crafts for kids, so give them some markers, kid-friendly scissors, non-toxic glue, and paper and let them go nuts.
Wake up your kid’s inner gardener by letting them help with yard work. It’s as simple as giving them a watering can and showing them how much water each plant needs.
There’s no cooler way to give your kids a brand new toy than having them complete a treasure hunt. Set one up around the house and leave little knick-knacks for them to find.
Spring break is the perfect time for spring cleaning if you aren’t going anywhere. Have them sort out what toys they don’t use anymore or that they’ve outgrown so that they can donate to other kids. Include them in the process and take them with you to actually donate them. Once you’ve cut down on size, have them organize their toys in bins to keep their space tidy.
Let your child’s imagination fly by creating their own story and then design a real book. Cut up images from books and magazines, to help them illustrate the story. Bind it with paper to make it a keepsake.
Kids are content by a simple change of routine, so laying out a few sandwiches and apple juices under the shade of a tree or the porch will have them saying it’s the best day ever. You can even lay some blankets in living room if the weather doesn't cooperate.
Put your tents to good use and set them up in the backyard. You can also leave them set up to create a place for the kids to play in the backyard without being too exposed to the elements.
There’s no better time to improve one of your kid’s skills than during spring break. Play sports with your kid, practice drawing with them, and even have them read to you so you know they’ll go back to school feeling fresh and ready.