It is hard to believe that Spring is right around the corner. When I picked the kids up from school they were thrilled for Spring Break to officially begin! Now that they're both in school we like to incorporate a little learning in with fun activities over the break, the kids will both be keeping journals and have lots of time for arts and crafts.
Easy Ways to Keep the Kids Busy During Spring Break
Put together a fun bin! We pack ours full of paper, markers, coloring books/pads, scissors, glue, pencil crayons, paint and whatever else get their creative juices flowing. You can order craft & office supplies and more online at GrandAndToy.com; with quick delivery you’ll be able to stock-up in no time from the comfort of your home!
The best part is the fun bin can easily be packed up and taken to Grandma's or to the hotel for your vacation.
I'll be the first to admit it my kids aren't perfect and sometimes they get on my nerves. For school breaks I like to have activities planned to not only keep them busy but to hold on to my sanity too. I love to sit down with the kids and create a fun list, all you need is paper and something to write with.
After you have a completed list you can easily find something for them to do when they get to the “I'm bored” stage of March break. A great way to encourage creativity and critical thinking during the school break is with educational toys. One of the kids favorite activities is to create their own games; we've played everything from homemade cards games to charades, once they start using their imaginations and craft supplies anything is possible.
Don't forget about the hot chocolate! In our house after we've been outside in the crisp Spring air we come in to warm up with hot chocolate and marshmallows.
March Break is finally here, but don’t worry about finding fun things to keep the kids busy because Grand & Toy and Real Momma have got you covered! We’re stocking your craft drawers with lots of goodies from Grand & Toy.
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1 Winner each will receive: Grand & Toy March Break Survival Kit (similar to photo)
Giveaway Open to: Canadian Residents, except where prohibited
Ends: March 20, 2016
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The grandchildren keep busy painting and coloring. They also get outside when the weather is nice.
We always have at least one outdoor and indoor activity planned each day and we tend to just venture off from there
We plan out a schedule of activities & try to do something fun every day! We do a lot of crafts, swimming, activities at the library.
We plan tons of different activities
by playing outside, or making crafts on the rainy days
Try and have something once or twice planned that they don’t do often so they can count down and look forward to it. If you’re going to the aquarium, say, you can do crafts and movies all week that match the theme and build the excitement.
My best tip is to plan a mix of both indoor and outdoor activities to keep them interested.
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going to the park, arts and crafts, movie nights, board games
My best tip is to get outdoors with the kids! There is always so much to do!
Set up playdates in advance and get outside as much as you can!
Lots of preplanned crafts and activities – we are making a volcano this year!
We have the week planned to stay busy and productive, both indoors and outdoors.
My best tip is to have lots of snacks and craft supplies on hand! I try to have something planned for every day!
crafts, board games, watching movies and playing outside
My tip is to have activities planned everyday like visits to the museum/movies, crafts, board games, outdoor activities and baking together.
Get outside! Have picnics in the park, hikes and outdoor play!
Plan daily outings to see the city Bike ride, Picnic, Crafts Baking, Indoor Camping
My tip is to plan different themed days like craft day, baking day, outdoor day.
We have fun learning new recipes from a different country each day of the break.
We play outside a lot, and that makes them happy and tired. Also a trip to the library is fun.
lots of outdoor activities, geo caching and crafting
Plan in advance so you know what you are doing each day & have a couple back-up activities just in case something else doesn’t work out.
Have loads of quiet time crafts around!
We always spent lots of time outdoors, walking to the playground, park and stores. I kept a small suitcase filled with craft materials.
Get your kids outdoors, make trips to the library/pool/museum and do some arts and crafts.
My best tip is to do something outside each day. My kid loves the outdoors even though she has two parents that would prefer to stay indoors. Go figure.
great ideas for parents & grandparents to do with kids
lots of crafts and some educational books
Gotta keep kids busy when theres no school. Let em play outside, take them to the park, head to grandmas and grandpas!
Plan out different fun things to do every day, if you leave it all up to them I find its aloe more chaotic!
We have been baking and doing some spring cleaning. My kids love helping!
Stay active, keeps away too much screen time!
We have fun participating in the annual beach clean up on one of the spring break days,another day will be Spring cleaning and getting the house ready for warmer weather,another day we will do some planting in the garden,they love watching their produce grow,another day we will have a day where we might bake or play board games,and then their most favorite day is arts and crafts,making a wonderful work of art,painting,coloring,or drawing something that goes on my fridge.
Don’t tell them it’s March Break and ship them off to school. Okay seriously, activities, activities and more activities with the odd movie thrown in is how we stay busy.
Journeys of The Zoo
Go outside. or bake. or colour
We bake and watch movies
We plan out our activities ahead of time and try to hit up as many free things as possible.
Be creative and give them lots of things to do with their hands!
Variety! Have some cool activities planned like swimming, going to the movies, & outdoor games like soccer. But March is known for spring blizzards here so it’s good to have at-home back-up plans for those crazy weather days, like drawing, boardgames, crafts & more.
Mine is to have lots of fun. Trips to the park, the zoo and board games
Lots of trips to the Y and to grammas house!
Lots of hiking trips.
Bake and paint:)
IF we’re inside lots of arts and crafts! It’s fun but relaxing as well. And of course running around outside is great if the weather is good.
My liddos love doing crafts and it keeps them busy for hours . I also love that we get little keepsakes from them out of all the crafting
We make lots of crafts & have lots of picnics.
I use sidewalk chalk for them to get outside away form the electronics.
I hope for the snow to stay so they can enjoy the winter sports in decent weather!
coloring and crafts is a big thing in my house to keep busy…i also encourage doll time for a few hours…
i also do not mind an hour or two of youtube videos …depending on what they are
i try to plan fun activities everyday for my kids with one or two days of fun outings and activities , they love swimming, and bowling
My kids like to play with chalk, go swimming and do other activities.
tire them out with tons of different activities!
go for daily walks to the park! pack a picnic!
Planning fun activities and crafts for them to do is my way of keeping the kids busy over march break.
We plan tons of different activities
Plan lots of fun activities – we do a lot of baking!
Lots of outside time. Plenty of diy projects. And a few trips to the park should do nicely.
Keep them busy with sports, either outdoors or go to a gym.
We visit kids events in the library.
Lots of variety – day trips, outdoor activities, family movie night
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We do lots of crafts and spend time at the pool.
We always liked to do lots of arts and crafts, and outdoor play, walks, etc.
I like to go for a walk with the kids when it’s nice or baking cookies or bread if it’s not. They love to help!
My kids are babysat by Xbox360, PS4 and their computers. Is it the best, no but it keeps them out of my hair.