What does spring break mean for you? There have been many years when spring break meant going here and there. If it wasn’t doctor and dentist appointments it was t-ball practice or was it karate?? When I sit back and remember those quick spring breaks there really isn’t a lot that stands out. We were going every daylight hour but we never really sat back and enjoyed the weather. So this year I added spending quality time at home to my Spring Break Bucket List. I decided to take a break from all of the running and spend time at home enjoying the family.
Now when you think about it doesn’t it sound lovely? I remember those wonderful spring break days when I was growing up. We didn’t have a jam packed agenda but we had a ton of fun. When school returns there is a lot of go go go in our life so why not just enjoy the week or so.. Sometimes its important to stop and smell the roses. Here are few tips to get your creative juices started.
While it’s warm out get out and enjoy those rays of sunshine. Where we live it can get cold (and snowy) so anytime we see the sun we want to be out in it. Enjoying the spring at home means finding outdoor activities we can do around the home. My son loves to toss the ball and my daughter loves to paint pictures. If you have younger children even blowing bubbles will be an awesome activity. Also going to the park in the morning (when its cooler) is a great activity.
Rainy Day Activities
It’s the rainy season along with spring so it’s certainly something to keep in mind. When the rain comes it doesn’t have to dampen your spirits. Children love to do things and get bored easily so have a few indoor activities planned in your mind so you can pull them out when needed. Board games are great fun. We made puppets and had them read to the set of dolls and stuffed animals. My youngest thought that was so much fun. He didn’t even realize he was practicing his reading skills. Kids love to help out in the kitchen. Show them how to make their favorite meal. And if that is too difficult show them how you do it. Just getting kids in the kitchen may encourage them to try to make something on their own.
Enjoying spring break at home means taking the time to spend absolute, uninterrupted time with your family. Make memories that you will actually be able to recall next year. What’s on your Spring Break Bucket List? Feel free to share your ideas with us below.