Ideas for Your Spring Break at Home
Staycation has taken on a new meaning during the COVID-19 stay-at-home restrictions. With spring break travel plans canceled, many families are looking for fun alternatives.
- Visit a Zoo, Museum or Aquarium Online
- Explore a State or National Park virtually
- Research authentic cuisine from a foreign country, then prepare some of the dishes as a family. Need some guidance? Take an online cooking class.
- Have your kids pick a country, state or destination they would like to go on a “dream vacation”. Watch YouTube videos, read books and pretend you are there.
- Host a Virtual Game Night with friends through Zoom.
- Plant seeds for a garden — veggies, herbs, and/or flowers.
- Fly a kite or teach kids another low-tech activity you loved as a child.
- Create your own mini golf course in your house or yard.
- Create a music video to a favorite song.
- Take an online class as a family – in art, music, yoga or something else you all enjoy.
How to Display Your Spring Break Ideas
Instead of writing down your ideas on a sheet of paper, you can boost everyone’s excitement by typing up the list using fun fonts in bright colors. Put a small check-box beside each item so you can X it when it’s complete.
Another option: Write down each idea on a small slip of paper, fold the papers in half, and place them in a clean bucket or sand pail. Then when someone says that they’re “boooorrrrrrrrrred,” tell them to go to the bucket and select an activity.
Need a Little Break Yourself?
Check out ActivityHero for kids’ online camps and classes! There’s something for everyone, and you can find options that are free or paid — in music, art, science, medicine and more!