7 + Spring Break Activities for Kids

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Spring break can be a hard time for kids to keep busy. We have some great ideas to keep kids busy, active, and away from excessive screen time.

Play Outdoor Games

Taking the opportunity during Spring break to make sure your kids get outside and enjoy the weather, find some great outdoor games to play with them. Here are some great ideas….

  • Scavanger Hunt
  • Balloon Tennis
  • Blow Bubbles
  • Freeze Tag
  • Duck, Duck, Goose
  • Jump Rope
  • Soccer
  • Kickball

What other outdoor games did you like playing as a kid?

Plant a Garden

Take the chance over Spring break to plant a garden with your kids. This a great activity where you can really involve your kids in the decision making. Where do you want the garden to be? What do you want to plant? Going to the store together to pick out the plants. Planting the garden together then teaching them how to care for them and the responsibility of doing so.

Have a Picnic

An outdoor picnic and playing at the park is a wonderful family activity.

Take a Family Trip

Finding a great, new, place to visit that’s a short distance to drive is a great way to spend Spring Break. Whether it is several day trips or one longer week long trip.

Explore Your Town

Find different activities and places to visit around town. Great options can include Children’s Museums, indoor play places, the zoo, different parks around town, walks downtown, hiking hills nearby, and create a scavenger hunt around town.

Host a Family Movie Night

Have your kids plan the family movie night. Work with them to agree on a movie to watch, what snacks to have, go to the store together to buy everything you need.

Indoor Activities on Rainy Days

  • Create slime
  • Make a volcano
  • Indoor scavenger hunt
  • Collages
  • Fashion Show
  • Balloon tennis
  • Living room picnic
  • Paper airplanes
  • Rock painting
  • Build forts
  • Puppet show
  • Board games
  • Bake

How do you like to spend Spring Break with your kids?


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  1. Oh man spring break is right around the corner! These are great ideas.

  2. Totally saving this post! Now I am even more excited for spring than I was before though, lol!

  3. I love this. I am trying to get some activites going for my kids spring break in April.

  4. Look like fun ideas for spring break. It also means that the weather should be warming up. My guys love the outdoors, so any time spent on our patio or yard is fine by them. And I like the early spring because the bugs are not awake yet.

  5. These are all great ideas! I wish there were more kids programs for 2 year olds!

  6. Monica says:

    I love the idea of exploring your own town. I also love the idea of a family movie night but going to the store together to pick out the snacks. So fun!

  7. Thanks for this. I’ve been dreading Spring Break because I’m all out of activities to do with my daughter. So this will be saved, and I can’t wait for Break now.

  8. We were just trying to figure out what we’re going to do on spring break. We have gorgeous weather where we live so were thinking about going to where it’s cold. Love the idea of planting a garden! So fun!

  9. we are planning spring break activities now, and while our kids are older, it is always good to have ideas

  10. My kids are so looking forward to spring break. We are going to take a short little trip and spend some time together and hopefully unplug.

  11. Awesome ideas! Now that our spring break has been super extended I’ll have to definitely try to do some of these with the kiddos.

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