It’s Spring Break time again! If you are traveling, have a safe trip. If you are staying close to home, then get ready for some fun in your own living room.
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Pinterest Week – My daughter and I love Pinterest. From craft ideas to recipes for mouthwatering chocolate treats to science experiments for kids, we pin all kinds of fun and creative ideas. However what is the fun of pinning, if you don't get to try out these ideas? Spring Break week is the perfect time to choose some of your favorite ideas and make it a party. Sit down with the kids and pick one activity or craft and one recipe to make every day of Spring Break. Invite some friends over to try their ideas, too. Then create a new Pinterest Board to highlight the ideas you loved best. If you need some help with ideas, check out my Chocolate Cake Moments Pinterest Boards. I have so many ideas and I’m willing to share!
Family Slumber Party – Why do the kids get to have all of the fun with sleepovers and slumber parties? Pick a night during Spring Break week and have a family slumber party in your living room. Tell ghost stories, play truth or dare, and enjoy an ice cream sundae bar. Here are some other ideas for a fabulous family slumber party.
Make Your Own Bowling Alley – CreativeDish.com has a super cute idea to make your own kid-friendly bowling pin set out of plastic water bottles. Spend the afternoon making the pins and then have a bowling tournament at night. Here’s another cute version to make your own bowling pin game.
Want to get out of the house? Then try these ideas that will have you looking at your neighborhood a little differently.
Go Geocaching – Our family has just started to get into Geocaching and we love it! It’s a free outdoor treasure hunt game for the family. All you need is your smartphone or a GPS device. The thrill of the hunt! The excitement opening the treasure cache! Geocaching.com has everything you need to know or need to get started. I love that you can hunt for treasure in forest preserves as well as in major cities. It’s a fun way to get in a walking tour of your favorite city while hunting for treasure.
Photo Scavenger Hunt - Spring scavenger hunts are always a fun way to reconnect with nature. Helping your kids search for the beauty and signs of Spring around you, they will come to appreciate the season more. And, you can teach them to use the camera. Always a helpful skill. This post gives you some ideas and themes for a Photo Scavenger Hunt and GoExploreNature.com gives you a great download of Spring-related items to hunt for. Here’s a great post on how to lure your child into the fun world of photography.
Be careful, the kids might want to spend Spring Break at home every year!
Are you vacationing or staycationing this year for Spring Break? What fun plans do you have in store for the family?
Sue Kirchner is a family fun coach, blogger, kids party planner, and weekly contributor to Patch.com. Sue and her family fun ideas have been featured on TV, newspapers, magazines, blogs, as well as her own family fun site ChocolateCakeMoments.com.