Mar 24, 2014

Fun Ways To Celebrate Spring Break Without Breaking The Bank!

  • Get outside. Turn off the TV! If weather permits take advantage of the nice weather and take the kids on a hike, visit a zoo, go to the park, go camping, even camping in the backyard can be a lot of fun.
  • Look for free or inexpensive activities taking place in your area.
  • Host a potluck and invite friends, family and neighbors.
  • Family fun game nights are a blast. Both our families have held game nights since our kids where little. Even as grown adults they love participating in playing games.
  • Cook dinners or bake together. Make a home video to capture the memories.
  • Spend quality time together. Participate and engage with your children. Listen to them. Ask them questions. These are the kinds of memories your children will remember.
  • Do you have budding entrepreneurs? Encourage their entrepreneurial skills by brainstorming some ideas on how they can make a little extra money. Such as setting up a lemonade stand, helping out with chores. Two young ladies came to our houses the other day selling homemade marbles made out of play dough for .10 cents. Of course we supported their entrepreneurial spirit. Make sure your ideas are safe and appropriate for your children’s ages and neighborhood.
  • Plant a garden or begin by growing herbs in the house.
  • Draw on the sidewalk with sidewalk chalk.
  • Make homemade playdough and break out the cookie cutters and rolling pin.
  • Paint. Keep it small and paint some pictures or make it big and paint a wall in the house and unleash their creativity.
  • Take a trip to the library and check out some books.
  • If the weather doesn’t allow for a camping trip in the backyard, camp in the house. Set up a tent or create your own by spreading sheets out over kitchen chairs. Add fluffy pillows, a blanket, flashlight and toys to their “hideout” or “tent.”
  • Collect leaves, pine needles, pine cones, pebbles and other outside objects for a craft project. Glue them onto paper or string them together to make a wind chime.
  • Gather rocks to paint faces on them or paint them like lady bugs.

The sky’s the limit. Let yours and your child’s creativity flow. We hope you all have a wonderful spring break!

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