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I have found a good website for things kids can do over Spring Break.  Visit this site for more information and see below for some great ideas to keep the kids off the couch!

Ways to keep kids busy at home during Spring Break

Spring Break is just around the corner! Kids can’t wait to sleep in (fingers crossed), and parents are thrilled at the idea of not having to make lunches the night before school. With a whole week of child-time ahead, having plans in place will make for a stress-free, fun, and memorable break.

While heading [out of town] might be a plan for some, for many others, Spring Break will involve more local activities. And what’s more local than your own home? Think of it as your very own homemade Spring Break camp without the super-enthusiastic teen counselors.

Need ideas for home-based activities that don’t include a screen? While many of us would love to start the list with “cleaning bedrooms”, the following is probably a more fun (and realistic) list.

  1. Scavenger hunts. An oldie but a really goodie. For the younger crowd, have kids collect items based on colours (such as three red items, three blue items, etc.), and for older kids, items can be collected based on letters of the alphabet.
  2. Collages. Go through photo collections, print out favourites, and make a creative collage for a fun and thoughtful gift for a special friend or family member.
  3. Unlimited Painter’s Tape games. One roll of painter’s tape equals countless activities. Create a long jump “pit” with several spaced-out lines of tape and see how far kids can jump. Perhaps they get further each time they try! Fashion your very own indoor hopscotch court and used rolled up socks or beanbags as markers. Design a race track for toy cars, trucks, and trains.
  4. Fashion show. Unleash your child’s inner diva with a raid of home closets and the dress-up box. Suggest categories for outfits such as stylish or silly. Don’t forget the runway, the music, and the flash of the paparazzi taking pictures.
  5. Balloon tennis. Using hands, tennis rackets, back scratchers, pool noodles, or other devices, make your own Wimbledon court. (Strawberries and cream and finger sandwiches are strongly encouraged.)

Thank you,

Tessa Bearden, BSN, RN

PISD School Nurse