7 Affordable Spring Break Activities For Kids

It’s almost getting to be that time of year again.  The kids will be off school for a week.  You’ll want to keep them occupied so that they don’t go crazy.  Plus, you don’t want to go crazy in the process.  Here are some affordable spring break activities for kids to consider this year.

Play Dates

If your kids have made friends, now is a perfect time to get them together.  A few kids together might not be the quietest of time, but they will burn off energy and have fun.  Plus, they can make some great memories and reinforce bonds.

Bounce Around

One of the latest fads we’ve seen are trampoline centers, where there are a few thousand square feet available for kids to bounce around.  This will cost you a few bucks, but hopping and bouncing will bring plenty of smiles.

Walk Outside

Who knows what the weather will bring?  If it’s warm or cold, plan on some walks outside.  Make them even more fun by doing some scavenger hunts.  Fresh air does the body good!

Movie & Popcorn

You can do this one of two ways.  Go out for a matinee and get some popcorn, or grab a favorite movie and pop some corn at home. Either way, it’s a good way to kill a couple of hours and get some fun entertainment.  Hey, maybe you could even do both over the course of the week!

Game Night

Electronics have certainly taken over much of what kids do today.  But, board games are still fun.  Let everybody pick their favorite game and make a night (or day) of it.

Organize Toys & Clothes

Kids might groan at the idea at first, but getting them involved in some spring cleaning usually turns into fun.  They’ll find stuff they haven’t used in a long time (some of which they’ll want to keep).  You can entice them to clean up by showing how much room they have made.

Make Treats

If a sweet treat sounds like a good idea, don’t just grab one from the cupboard.  Make something!  Get everybody involved in making a batch of cookies or Rice Krispie Treats.  Isn’t it more fun to eat something that you made?

What Are Your Favorite Spring Break Activities For Kids?

Those are seven ideas that we have for spring break that will keep kids entertained.  I know there are a million others.  What are your go-to items?  Please let me know in the comments below.

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6 thoughts on “7 Affordable Spring Break Activities For Kids

  1. Oh boy, can I relate. My boys are still very young, but nothing as terrifying as a long period of time at home with nothing to do. Chaos, anyone?

    While it’s not cheap, we kill two birds with one stone – for birthdays and Christmases we ask for family memberships at local kid-centric facilities (museums, play gyms, etc.) This gives us several options depending on weather and how much time we have, and is invisible to the kids so they don’t get overwhelmed with gifts from the large extended family.
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    • There’s one museum we go to regularly, and we purchase an annual pass. It takes just two visits before we’ve broken even versus paying for each visit. It might be something to look into depending on how frequently you go to the different places.

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