Spring Break’s coming up fast and if you’re at a loss for what to do with your kids while they’re on break, never fear! We’ve got you covered with 10 ideas that will keep them busy (and keep you from going crazy!).
1. Take Time To Cook
Depending on your kid’s age, use the extra time over Spring Break to teach them how to cook. Whether it’s wheeling the grill out to teach your daughter how to build and maintain a charcoal fire or cooking cupcakes with your son inside, Spring Break is a great time to teach these necessary life skills while having a little fun! And since you’re less pressed for time with no homework and (hopefully) no practices to attend, you might find that you love sharing time in the kitchen.
Helping others has been scientifically proven to improve your gratitude and happiness. Pick up litter at the neighborhood park or, if you have older kids, consider volunteering at the local food bank or helping an older neighbor with their errands. Not only will it get them out of the house for a bit, but it may teach them something new.
3. Pamper Party
Are you a girl mom? Designate an afternoon for at-home face masks, mani/pedis, and girl talk. You’ll both feel refreshed your daughter will LOVE it!
4. Play Tourist At Home
When was the last time you took a trip to the Perot Museum or went into the Stockyards in Fort Worth? Day trips downtown during the week can be exciting and help you appreciate the culture right here in North Texas. If you’re feeling adventurous, try a trip to the Dallas Museum of Art and the Dallas World Aquarium on the same day. Just wear comfortable shoes!
5. Head To The Library
With books at our fingertips, it’s easy to forget the resources available at our local libraries. Some libraries, like the Frisco Public Library, host events throughout the year and even more kid-friendly activities during Spring Break.
6. Picnic In The Backyard
Seriously, was there anything cooler than eating outside when you were a little kid? Bring that joy back to life by heading out back with your littles to eat dinner on a blanket in the grass. And if you’re feeling really adventurous…
7. Camp Out Back
Pitch a tent in the backyard and lay out under the stars this Spring Break. The best part is you have access to plumbing, and you can always go back inside if no one can get to sleep.
8. Plant A Flower Garden
While you may not want to go all-out and plant a full garden, mid-March is the perfect time to clear out your flowerbeds. Make it fun for the kids by asking them to help pick flowers out, take time to learn about each plant, and see if you can spot any earthworms while you’re digging in the dirt! You could even finally get around to planting those veggies you’ve been considering all winter!
9. Photo Scavenger Hunt
Grab your kids and their phones (are they ever without them?) and take some cool photos. Downtown Denton and Downtown McKinney both feature fun murals, pretty architecture, and – when you’re tired of walking around – fun coffee shops and restaurants for a snack and to cool off if it’s hot. Pick a theme to follow or simply see how many fun pictures you can capture as a family.
10. Google It!
Seriously, Google “Top things to do in [city]” for some awesome results. A quick Google search for Frisco, for example, gave us the National Videogame Museum, Arbor Hills Nature Preserve, the Texas Sculpture Garden, and the Frisco Heritage Museum, among other suggestions.
And while it may not be the most fun they’ve ever had, use Spring Break to catch up on those necessary medical and dental visits! Give us a call for your child or teen: We care for the whole family!