I’ve always loved Spring break. When I was in school it was because we got a week off from our studies (whoohoo), but now that I’m a working grown up, I love spring break because the traffic is always lighter (if theres any at all) in the mornings which ultimately means I get to sleep in a little longer, OR actually take my time to make a nice breakfast and hot cup of coffee without forgetting something after rushing out of the house (Praise the spring break gods!)…
On Tuesday I got to share on SA LIVE a fun activity to do with the kids during spring break! But I had to give you guys more! something you could print and tape on your fridge so when it came time to come up with a fun idea to do something with the children, you’d see this list (you’re welcome!)!
For parents, spring break means you need to find some fun stuff to keep the kiddos busy during that week, and that can be annoying because it either feels like there’s nothing to do, or too much to do. So in today’s post, I’ll share my list of “things ta do” during spring break with the kiddos!
A few things before we begin. Whether you’re traveling out of town, or staying in town this list will help you guys find a ton of things to do. Your kiddos will not be bored, promise you.
***A LITTLE TIP BEFORE WE CONTINUE: WHERE EVER YOU GO, AND WHATEVER YOU DO…GET THERE EARLY***
I like to think of Spring break as the “warm up” for Summer; kid’s out of school, and every place EVERYWHERE is…PACKED…
Just a few things you’ll need if it’s already warm and sunny where you are..
Protect yourself from the sun!
Keep yourself hydrated with water and water based snacks whenever possible!
Bug off by keeping bug repellent handy
always keep your hands clean!
..Now lets get started!!
My favorite park is hardberger park here in San Antonio! There’s so much to there. I especially love their trails, and open field. There’s even a basketball court, and of course, a playground for children all ages.
-play soccer, kick ball
-fly a kite
If you’re a super parent or nanny, then chances are you’ve been everywhere on this list. IF that’s the case, then what I love to do to switch things up a bit, is to have a scavenger hunt! You can look for things relative to where you’re going, and then offer a prize to the winner, OR bring things, and hide them for the little ones to find.
Take a little zip loc baggie, and camera to help keep track of what you discover!
here are a few scavenger hunt ideas at a few places you’ve probably visited more than just a few times:
-Park- rocks, butterflies, sticks, flowers, bugs, etc.
-Zoo- look for animals, and use words like “find 2 GREEN and RED birds”
-Mall/Grocery store- if you have a ton of helpers who’d rather stay at home than visit these two places, make this a game too and help them find the things you need to purchase from the store…You have to get creative these days when needing to visit stores during spring break!
-House/backyard- The world is your when doing a scavenger hunt at home! Hide things around the house, or even in the back yard…consider it practice for that BIG easter egg scavenger hunt that’ll be coming up a few weeks later 😉
The Pearl Brewery
Zoo (check out their spring break programs)
San Antonio Aquarium
Botanical gardens (check out their spring break programs)
Visit the buckhorn and be on Sa live! 😉
Six flags/fiesta Texas
Plant a flower, fruit and/or veggie in your back yard (target, home depo, lowes, etc)
In door play center!
Pump it up
Put together a dance, or a skit!
*don’t forget to capture these memories on a camera!
*ARRIVE EARLY WHEREVER YOU GO BECAUSE IT WILL BE PACKED!