Kids home for the week? No problem! If you don’t have the budget to travel this year, but can spend some quality time with your family, we’ve compiled a few ideas for how to entertain everyone this week!
Kids love nothing more than eating yummy treats, and better yet, helping you make them. A great way to spend a rainy afternoon in is teaching your kids to help you bake. Grab some Easter cut outs and have fun! Experiment with some food coloring to create spring colors! If you have older children, it’s a great way to “try” something with a higher difficulty level, like making a ham pie!
Go to a museum
When was the last time you went to a museum? Check out your city’s tourist website. Every city has a “things to do” section of their homepage. Another great place to check is Groupon. Kid museums, dinosaur museums, science museums, art museums and more, often offer deals and special holiday rates. Check your local library, too for museum passes.
Play-Doh, Leggos, and Bracelet Makers
Actually PLAY with your kids. Allow them to make a mess, but actually play with them. Let your kids get excited about how creative you can be. Need to stock up? Check out spring sales at Target! Another great activity? Grab Nerf guns for the whole family and run about the house together. Remind your kids that you are, in fact, cool.
Does Everyone have a library card?
Check out your local library for events, programs, or just plain old book browsing. If your kids do not have a card, now is a good time to get one. Check your local library for events during the week of your district’s break. It’s a great way to spend a rainy afternoon without spending a dime…unless of course, you owe late fees.
Make dinner together
You shouldn’t be rushing around this week. Take advantage of your extra time together and plan a family friendly meal that your kids can help prepare. Do the grocery shopping together and let them cross of your list. Everyone can have a job and they’ll appreciate it that much more when the whole family sits down to enjoy a meal. Renew and relax!
Ok, it doesn’t SOUND like much fun, but it’s actually the most brilliant idea of all–create a scavenger hunt of chores. Either create riddles so the kiddos have to guess what they have to do, or hide strips of paper with tasks on them. Have dollar bills and change ready for when they complete their work!