How to keep the kids busy this spring break

With spring break just days away, it’s time to call to action a plan to keep all the tiny people in my house busy, and entertained so I don’t lose my sanity. But what kind of friend would I be if I didn’t share that plan with you.

I won’t sit here and outline our entire itinerary, I will give you a few ideas broken down into categories. So, if you’re stuck with what to do with your kiddos you are in luck, you got some ideas to help you.


One of our favourites to make at home is caterpillars, butterflies and spiders. They’re pretty easy to make, and give a variety of options so that all of the kids can enjoy this craft. You can also take this opportunity to talks about the life cycle of a butterfly, starting from caterpillar, to cocoon, to butterfly.

All you need:

  • pipe cleaners
  • toilet paper roll
  • googly eyes
  • hot glue gun
  • Pompoms
  • Egg carton (for caterpillars)

Homemade puzzle

Taking a cardboard box out of the recycling bin, let your child draw a picture on the blank side, and cut it into puzzle pieces. This gives them to opportunity not only to be creative but feel pride in themselves when they have not only made their own puzzle but put it tighter too.

What you will need:

  • -carboard box
  • colouring tools
  • scissors

Borax crystals.

This one I think I find just as fascinating as the kids do!

Take 1 cup water add in the borax and stir. Together, separate into jars. Shape pipe cleaners into the desired shape, tie one side of the string to pipe cleaner shape, and other ends to the middle of the popsicle stick. Place popsicle stick across the top of the jar with pipe cleaner hanging in the water mixture. Leave for 12-24 hours, and the crystal will grow the longer they are left the larger they will grow.

What you will need:

  • -1 cup water
  • 4 tablespoons of borax
  • Jar
  • Pipe cleaner
  • popsicle stick
  • string

Outside activities

Take a walk, or a bike ride.

No walk is complete without a cake pop from StarBucks if you ask this girl.

Now I know, we already know this. Sometimes it’s always a good reminder, that we need to get outside and get moving. After an icy cold winter trapped in the house, a walk or a bike ride could do us all some good.

Rocks to paint.

We made these last year for my Mother in-laws garden. I think they’re just the cutest!

So this goes hand in hand with crafts and a walk! You and your child can go out and look for rocks to paint for the garden, or as a gift for someone else’s garden.

  • rocks
  • Acrylic paint.

Start a garden.

Now depending on where you live you may or may not be able to get this one started just yet. But, taking the kids out picking an area, and getting the ground ready can still be lots of fun. And maybe a way to grow something delicious over the spring/summer months.

Spring scavenger hunt.

Feel free to use this one or have some fun and create your own!

I’m really looking forward to doing this one with my kids, they’re always so excited to go exploring out in nature.

A little bit of this and that.

During the March break, we will also make some time to bake a sweet treat, have a play date or two with our friends. visit family, play some Just Dance, and maybe even build a pillow fort.

A week… or I guess 9 days if you count from the Friday to the Monday. Can either feel like a really long time when your home with the kids, or can fly by and be filled with fun.

It’s really just all what you make of it. We will be making the most out of the time we can, spending it together. Just like I said in Top 5 things to stop doing as a parent in 2022 it’s not what you do, it’s the time spent together. we will take the week off and learn a little, explore and just have some fun.

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