Spring Break

re-post from 2011

I have had requests for cheap, fun activities to do with the kids during spring break! Here is what I can come up with!

    • Go to a local favorite park to play and have a picnic! Take books along to read!
    • Set up a scavenger hunt for your kids. The scavenger hunt link has some good ideas, or you can make your own! Go to the dollar store and get some cheap toys for them to find! Bubbles, chalk and other outdoor toys would be good to get and when they are done finding them they can play with them!
    • Go on a nature walk and have your kids take pictures of things they see! Have them collect things they like and then make a nature collage when you get home! Make leaf prints
    • If possible, plan a day to go have lunch with Daddy or another friend.
    • Set up some play dates
    • Fly a kite and/or make your own kite and try to fly it
    • Have a day where you stay in your pajamas and have a fun movie day, eat lunch on a blanket in the living room
    • Make a fort
    • Play games
    • Set up an obstacle course for your kids
    • Try going to amusement parks, zoo, museums, etc. Look on the specific places website and/or phone book for coupons. Call before you leave and ask if they are running any specials!
    • Geocache
    • If the weather is yucky, try some of these activities as well as adapting some of the above activities!

I am planning a zoo day (we have a membership), going to a museum that we won a membership to, having a fun day with my oldest going miniature golfing and out to lunch with coupons from Recycle Bank, also check Groupon for some great deals), a play date and a movie day! I’m sure we will manage to eat lunch with Daddy one day too!

Wichita On the Cheap has a Spring Break activity list also!


2012 Plans

  • Go to Museum &/or zoo
  • Go on a date with my oldest, while the younger children are at MDO (planning on mini golf, lunch with Daddy, and maybe ice cream)
  • All of us having lunch with Daddy
  • Having a cooking day (planning on making: Cinnamon Roll Cookies, Cookie Dough Truffles, Cookie Dough Oatmeal Cake, banana bread, and cinnamon raisin bread)
  • Having  a PJ and movie day

What are your plans for spring break?

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About Carolynn

I am a teacher turned stay at home mom to five children. I have a passion for helping parents be better parents and strive to help make life easier for them. Join me on my journey!

One Response to Spring Break

  1. Carolyn March 9, 2012 at 8:38 PM #

    These are all great ideas (and inexpensive). I think it’s time for us to explore some of the parts of our city that we haven’t seen yet, like the Water center. Depending on the weather, we might spend time at different parks.

    Everything we do is going to be free or very inexpensive, and I’m going to try to remember to take pictures to post up at Wichita on the Cheap. Thanks for the mention! 😀

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