Top 10 Spring Break Activities
If you’re not sure how to keep your kids occupied during spring break, check out this top 10 list from Oxford Learning.
1. Head outside
Spring break is the perfect time to go skiing or snowboarding. Or if there’s no snow where you live, work on a special outdoor project with your kids such as constructing a kid-sized garden or a birdhouse. Plan a special treat for everyone’s hard work.
2. Head inside
Check out various community facilities for everything from swimming and bowling, to roller skating or other sports. Or investigate special classes or volunteer opportunities.
3. Experience the world
Spend a day at a museum, gallery, planetarium, aquarium, zoo or hall of fame. Learn about people, science, history, animals, art and more.
4. Plan a crafts day
Plan a crafts day. Drag out the paper, paint, crayons, scissors and glue and get creative. Make picture frames, put together a scrapbook or get an early start on a holiday or greeting card.
5. Take in a flick
Spring break is a great time to head to the local movie theatre and catch an inexpensive matinee for one of the latest releases. Or rent a few videos and have your own film festival at home.
6. Host a games tournament
Allow your kids to invite their friends for a video game tournament, then assign teams, create team names and have a small prize for the winners. Or if video games aren’t your style, choose a board game or card game and have a tournament with them instead.
7. Have a pajama party
Pick a day and decide to spend the day in your PJs! Sleep in late, eat breakfast in bed and have a pillow fight. Stay in your pajamas all day long. Allow your kids to invite a friend for a sleepover.
8. Take a one-tank trip
Consider a short excursion in your region. Short trips are perfect for kids because they (and you!) don’t get too exhausted. You’ll save money on lodging and meals, so you can do other fun things that might seem too expensive.
9. Hire a babysitter
If you can’t take off from work during Spring Break week, hire a teenage babysitter to take care of things while you are at work. Make arrangements so s/he can do something fun with your kids from this list, then, plan a special treat for the family for the weekend.
10. Keep your kid’s mind sharp
By spending some time at Oxford Learning, your kids will keep up their hard-won learning momentum, so they’ll be ready to jump back into the swing of school and do their best from day one when they get back from their break. Many Oxford Learning locations will offer additional teaching hours during the daytime. Contact your nearest Oxford Learning location today for more information.