No travel plans for spring break this year? Try one of these spring break activities perfect for preschoolers and kindergarten aged kids!
One of the downsides of being a dual working parent family is we don’t get to travel for spring break. We did recently take the kids for a weekend to Universal Studios – Orlando (maybe we should have saved it for spring break weekend ha!), but this year they’ll be home with our sitter. To save her sanity and mine when I get home from work, I decided to prep a few fun activities for the kids to enjoy during their spring break vacation from school.
Spring Break Activities for Kids
1. Tour Your Local Parks
Each morning, pick a different local park and let the kids run around and explore for a couple hours before lunch time. It’s a great way to burn off energy and make new friends with a different change of scenery. We live close by to a small beach and park area, so this might even be a several hour activity for the kids.
2. Set Up Sensory Bins
My kids could play for HOURS at a sensory bin. It’s calming and allows the kids to work on their fine motor skills. We shared our 6 favorite indoor and outdoor sensory bins for toddlers here.
3. Visit a local Kids Museum
Most major cities now have interactive children’s museums and may even be running specials for spring break. They don’t typically cost much and contain hours of entertainment for kids of all ages.
4. Create a Mini Garden
With spring comes flowers right? Get your little ones involved in planting their own flowers and seeds. The Target Dollar Spot had some really cute flower pots, gloves and tools for kids the last time I went. Plus this will give them something to do for several days, watering and caring for their little garden.
5. Arts & Crafts
What kid doesn’t like arts and crafts time? Pinterest has TONS of spring craft ideas for preschoolers. You can check my Pinterest board called Spring into Easter for some cute spring time related arts and crafts.
6. Visit your Local Library
Visit your local library and bookstores for special reading hours for kids. They usually have some fun free activities for kids in different age groups.
7. Michael’s Store Craft
Check your local Michael’s store for a schedule of their weekly crafts. We’ve taken the kids and they’ve had a blast. The cost isn’t very much, less than $5 per child.
8. Plan a meetup.
Plan to meet up with other moms and get the kids together for some fun. One mom at my daughter’s school organized a quick FB invite and meetup at the local Chuck E. Cheeses, but a playground or someone’s house will do the trick too!
9. Outdoor Scavenger Hunt
Create a list of items you could typically find outside and have the kids explore the yard and neighborhood to find them all! If you don’t want to take the items home with you, use your phone to take a photo of your child with the object. They’ll have fun going through them all later.
10. Card and Board Games
I’ll admit playing games isn’t my favorite thing to do, which is why we don’t do it often. This makes for a really fun time for the kids when we actually do play them together! Click here for a list of family games perfect for ages 3-5.