Spring break comes with lots of opportunities for renewal and enjoyment. It’s the perfect time to come out after spending time indoors all winter and enjoy the sun again. It is also a great time to build your family’s bond while connecting with the outside world.
What exactly should you do during spring break?
There are many activities you can do as a family during spring break, whether you’ll be in town or traveling to various places. You can go camping, spend some time on the beach, or play soccer or other sports.
This guide will take you through all the things you can do with the family during spring break, so make sure you keep reading!
1. Go camping
You have been indoors for long enough!
Camping offers you a priceless opportunity to spend quality time with your loved ones. There are many things you can do during your break from school and work in your campground.
Here’s what I recommend.
Bring your bicycles to the campground of your choice, explore the area, and add fun and excitement to your camping experience as you soak yourself in nature and enjoy the fresh air.
Try biking along the trails if you are more adventurous but remember to wear your helmet.
Play in the rain
Most campgrounds experience unexpected rain, and you can take advantage of that. Get out and soak yourselves in the rain as you run after each other, make mud angels or mud tidal pools.
You can also listen to the frogs or the rain as it hits the leaves. Most kids love the rain, so this will be a precious moment.
Take a night walk
Grab your flashlights and take a night stroll with your loved ones. This is an excellent activity for your family after spending most of your time sitting in school or at work.
Just be safe, and don’t venture too far from your campground!
Light up the light and have a dance party
Once the sun sets, hang colorful LED lights or glow sticks around your campsite and light up the night.
Then turn on some music and dance under the glowing lights.
Of course, be mindful of your camping neighbors by ensuring the noise isn’t excessive.
2. Go to the beach
The beach is perfect for soothing your spirit and relaxing your body. Basking in the sun, walking on the soft sand, and beholding the calm waters is a therapy money can’t buy.
Take your family to a beach near you and let your kiddos take a break from technology. You won’t regret it!
3. Cook together
Are you unsure what to do with your kids during their week off school? Involving your kiddos in cooking and making special family meals is a great way to enjoy a memorable staycation.
Take time and make the foods that your loved ones like. Also, research foods you have never tasted and walk your kids through the process of making them together.
Cooking is also a great way to get the young ones off the screen and make something delicious for your family.
Kids, especially teenagers, have a hectic school life and hardly have time for other things. One of the best things you can engage them in is a volunteer program in a non-profit organization.
This could be at a health center, animal shelter, or community center. You can also clean your neighborhood or help the elderly.
You will all feel a sense of fulfillment as you contribute to a meaningful community cause.
5. Visit a national park
You can always find a national park near you, so a visit to one is a perfect idea for spring break.
Your family will appreciate the natural landmarks and stunning landscapes in the parks.
Additionally, visiting a national park allows your family to learn about wildlife and the importance of conserving nature.
The good thing about visiting national parks is affordability.
Take advantage of spring break and show your loved ones that there’s more to life than shopping, dining, and technology!
6. Take a food tour
One of the best ways to spend your spring break is by taking a food tour. You will not only taste local foods and cuisines but also explore the city.
You will be amazed at how powerful food is in bringing families together.
7. Have a movie marathon
A movie marathon with family is a great way to spend your spring break. You can host the marathon at home or visit a movie theater.
Pick a movie randomly or make turns choosing one so that no one feels left out.
Grab some snacks and drinks, find a comfy spot on your couch, turn off the lights, and get lost in the fantasy world with your best team.
This activity significantly improves emotional bonding among family members.
8. Do some spring cleaning
After a long winter, your house can be covered in all sorts of dirt and mold. Cleaning up is a daunting task, hence the need for combined efforts.
Although the kids may not welcome the idea of spring cleaning when off from school, there are ways you can entice them to join you clean your home.
You can play music and dance while cleaning or promise to reward them afterward. There is power in incentives. You will have a clean place and a happy family.
9. Go on a road trip
Road trips present fantastic opportunities to explore, so I recommend you drive your family somewhere during spring break.
You will love experiencing various sites and stopping to take photos of the beautiful scenery along the way. You will also have a great time exploring and appreciating your city or new cities and towns.
Make the trip even more exciting by playing family road trip games.
10. Spend time with friends
If you have a teenager in the house, you know they love spending most of their time with their friends.
The more the merrier, right? Bring their friends and invite your friends who have kids the same age as yours over to your home for a day.
Take time to play, cook good food together and catch up. Kids love visitors, so this will be a delightful springtime treat.
Spring break is the perfect time to bring your family together and have lots of fun. I hope you’ll explore the options I discussed today and have a great break with your family!