Over twenty ways to enjoy a Spring Break Stayation. Holistay and ideas within driving distance of your home and activities and fun within your home.
Spring Break Staycation
What is on the list of things to do this spring break? Are you looking for some creative ideas for your child’s spring break? Look at these staycation ideas. Enjoy a holistay within your home town. Find ideas of activities to keep your child busy over the break. From star gazing and sleeping on the trampoline to museum scavenger hunts that will education and fill your days, we have a full is of ideas to explore and enjoy your holistay.
Add in the Science
During the week, have a day at home. Add in as many five minute science experiments as you can. The kids will have fun while learning. Some of these ideas will be a good reason to get outside on a nice day.
Backyard Movie Theater
Pop some popcorn, plop together some pillows, put up a tent, string some lights… whatever it takes to make the coolest at home movie theater in your yard. Follow this DIY Backyard Movie Screen (from Simply Sprout) or pick up an outdoor movie screen for your evening.
Play tourist in your home town. Start by visiting the visitor center and get creative with what new activities can fill your day. What new things do you want to see? Feel like a real tourist by staying at a local hotel for a night! Search places like Groupon for discounts and savings.
Host a Kids baking championship. This can include your own kids or neighborhood kids. You can have certain ingredients they can use or let them search the web for a recipe they want to make. You judge, determine the winner, and get lunch done all at the same time… sounds like your’re winning! Adorable ideas for a baking party or championship from ikatbag.
Backyard Fire Pit
This activity is so fun, it will fill your day! Geocaching is the act of hunting for and finding a hidden objects using GPS coordinates. Download the app and find hidden “treasure” in your town’s area. Learn more about how to geocache as a family on Frugal Mom, Eh.
Arts & Crafts Day
Host and arts and crafts day – arts and crafts all day long. Take a look at some of these ideas – upcycled cereal box crafts, paint chip crafts, and rainy day activities. You also could pick up a craft supply set for a bunch of resources to help you get creative.
Picnic and a Discussion
Deepen relationships and get to know those you already know so well. Have a picnic. Away from the home might be less distraction to things like the doorbell, phone ringing, dog parking etc. Bring dinner conversation cards to start discussion and help you get to know your child and/or spouse better.
Travel abroad and never leave home aka armchair travel. Choose a country you have wanted to travel to. Eat food, plan activities, listen to music, watch a movie. Pick up a DVD from the library or perhaps watch something on Amazon Prime of the area you are visiting for the day. Rick Steves has some great movies. Live, Life and Learning has a free printable passport you can use for your adventure with the kids.
Tired of keepsakes piling up. Get Marie Kondo inspired and get organized. Make a memory or keepsake box with the kids. This can be organized by school year or can not have filed folders and just be a place you toss in old lovies, concert tickets, photos, and more. A Bowl Full of Lemons can help you get started.
Family Game Night
Take a Hike
Take a hike can carry along this nature scavenger hunt. You can collect what you find and make natural art with your all your collections.
My Town Rocks
Rock hunting is the newest community adventure since Pokemon Go. Search your local town and area for rocks hidden by citizens just like you. Join local community boards to see places where rocks might be hidden and discover areas of your town, you might otherwise not be familiar with. Paint rocks to “hide” around your town and surrounding area to spread joy and brighten people’s day. More ideas on My Town Rocks.
Visit a Museum
Take this free printable scavenger hunt to a museum. Consider it a treasure hunt of portraits and paintings!
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Visit the Library
The list of ideas you can do in the library are endless. Take a look at these 10 Quiet Library Games from Book Shark.
Virtual Museum Tour
Did you know many major museums offer virtual tours online! That means you can visit famous museums and feel up front and part of the action by never leaving your home. Popular virtual tours include…
- The Louvre Museum
- The Vatican Museum
- The National Air Force Museum
- The National Gallery of Art
- The Spy Museum
- The British Museum
- See more museums
Be a Summer Travel Agent
What is the plan for summer. Make plans, plan ahead for summer travel and bucket list item. Research itineraries, daily activities and more just as if you were a travel agent. Check out our Visual Summer Bucket List for some ideas. Pick up this free travel planning kit from Pinch a Little, Save a Lot.
Getting painting. Incorporate the kids into some of the projects you have been putting aside. Paint that dinning room table, redo that dresser, or spruce up that chair. Tackle a family project or redo an entire bedroom. We love these farmhouse weekend projects that can done in a few days. Not only will you get things accomplish, have fun bonding and perhaps squeezing in some pride from accomplishments and laughs from bonding.
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