It’s March Break and you’ve decided to make the week a STAYCATION! Since home is where the story begins – we’ve got a list of activities to keep the kids busy. A guide to March Break Shenanigans for each day of the week.
1. Cooking with Kids
Pinterest is often a good resource for inspiration, because there are so many recipes you can create together, choosing just one is an activity in itself. We decided on pudding cups from Bakerella, it seems like a lot of fun, where you create the edible cups with the help of balloons. What you make isn’t as important as who you’re making it with, after all kitchens are made for families to gather.
2. Colour Scavenger Hunt
Thanks to Artful Parent for this idea! Not only is it a fun activity but it keeps the kids busy while you’re starting dinner. Give your child/children a small pail or basket and ask them to find 10 orange items around the house that would fit inside the container. Repeat with different colours.
LivePlayfully offered some great ideas for outdoor activities you can do indoors. My favourite? Camping! Set up a tent in the living room, grab some sleeping bags and flashlights and tell campfire stories! We even have a recipe to enjoy SMORES indoors!
4. Household Science Experiments
From Tornado in a Jar to Elephant Toothpaste, there are lots of fun science experiments you can do with household objects. This site has 25 at-home experiments to try for the little Einstein in all of us.
5. Indoor Hopscotch
Whatever happened to the art of Hopscotch? Is it just a summer past time? Well, with a roll of painters’ tape you can make a hopscotch board inside and have the kids hopping their energy away. Pretty Handy Girl was the inspiration behind this activity.
6. Museum Day
Take the kids to your local museum! You’d be surprised how much fun they can get into and many museums offer special events during March Break. My friend took her two on a whim (photo below) and they still keep asking to go back. Here’s a guide to all the Ontario Museum locations.
7. Rainbow Soap Bubbles
This is one of those activities that taps into a child’s creativity. According to Fun At Home With Kids it takes about ten minutes to whip up a huge batch of bubbly, puffy, rainbow soap fun. The recipe calls for a large container to put the bubbles in, I wonder if it’s just as easy to make in the tub.