If your family is like ours and you choose to stay home during spring break, you might be wondering what you can do to keep your kids from getting bored. We have some fun spring break activities for kids (and families!) that everyone is sure to love.
This post is sponsored by Babbleboxx, but all opinions are my own.
Our Favorite Spring Break Activities for Kids and Families
Interactive Book Reading
We all know how important it is to read to our kids, and I’m all about screen-free play time. To make it better, we’ve found a way to make story time even more fun!
Rowen loves to have a stuffed animal friend interact while I read him a book. Not only does this keep him engaged so he is listening more attentively to the story, but it gives him a way to “help” mommy read!
I’ve enjoyed watching Blue’s Clues for years, and we LOVE the new Blue’s Clues & You! with Josh! This book and plush are so much fun to read and play with together – and they both make a great Easter basket stuffer for preschoolers and little ones!
This Hoppy Easter, Blue board book is perfect for kids ages 0-3 and has a cute Easter story that you’ll enjoy reading together. As you read, encourage your child to interact with the Blue’s Clues & You! Peek-A-Blue Plush by squeezing Blue’s belly! She will bark and play peek-a-boo with each squeeze (we like to squeeze her when she appears on a new page).
Rollerskating Scavenger Hunt
We are all about getting out for some fresh air and exercise, but sometimes just going for a walk gets boring.
Aren was so excited to get her first pair of roller skates, the Roller Derby Fun Roll adjustable skates for kids. They are perfect for those quickly growing feet, as they adjust up to 4 sizes! Plus, the low center of gravity provides more balance and safety — and much less falling than when I was a kid.
While she’s learning to skate around the neighborhood, we like to add mini scavenger hunts to our walks. We look for different animals such as birds, dogs, cats, and lizards, or sometimes try to find something that starts with each letter of the alphabet (like airplane, bird, car, doghouse, etc).
Fun activities like these are a great way to spend quality time together too!
Right now you can get 15% off a pair of Roller Derby skates using code SPRING15 (through June 30).
Family Dance Party / Freeze Dance
You may remember that our family loves to have spontaneous dance parties in our kitchen as a way to get active and get a little exercise. One of our favorite playlists to dance to is the Disney Hits Playlist – the Happiest Playlist on Earth!
It’s easy to find the Disney Hits Playlist on your phone. I typically use Spotify, but it’s also available on other streaming platforms. You can also ask Alexa to play Disney Hits – and then get to dancing!
If you want to take your dancing fun to the next level, play a game of freeze dance with it. Just start dancing and then pause the music. Everyone has to freeze until you press play again!
Family Game Night
We LIVE for family game night in this house (or FGN as we lovingly call it, haha). We’re always excited to try a new family-friendly game and Soundiculous has been a total hit!
It’s super quick and easy to play, and great for all ages. The game actually says it’s for ages 8 and up, but we let the little ones join in with a parent (we help them read the cards) and they have so much fun making hilarious and ridiculous sounds! We all end up laughing so much!
If you need an Easter basket stuffer idea for a tween or teen (because it is always so difficult to find great ideas for them!), this game is a perfect option. You can find Soundiculous on Amazon!
It may seem like just playing, but when children use their imaginations it’s actually very beneficial to their development. Sunny the Bright Light Chameleon is a super fun light up pet that kids will love to play with and explore their creativity!
Not only can your child pretend to have a pet chameleon (without all the responsibility of feeding and caring for it), but Sunny lights up with its mood and responds to love and attention with over 30+ sounds and reactions. Sunny even goes into a party mood, flashing to the beat of the music and will sing when she’s super happy!
Sunny can stick to surfaces with her suction cup feet and is soft, squishy, and fun to hold. With Sunny’s lights and love, kids can enjoy being different, dancing to their own beat, and be One in a Chameleon – just like Sunny!
Back to School Lunch Planning
While this may not seem like a super fun spring break activity for kids, it’s one that they might enjoy if you get creative.
Have them plan our their lunches for a week or two, and see if they can come up with some yummy new ideas! To get them started, give them a template to fill out: one main dish/entree, two fruits/veggies, and a side. We have a list of school lunches that aren’t sandwiches if you need some inspiration.
Not only will this encourage them to plan their meals (hopefully with some nutritious options), but it takes one of those weekday tasks off of you! Then you get to do the fun part – adding cool lunchbox notes to their lunch each day as a surprise.
I’ve been using MyWish4U Lunch Box Notes for years, and my kids still love them! You just tear off one of the lunch notes and put it in your kid’s lunchbox every day. They have educational facts and jokes, and are blank on the back if you want to write your own personal message.
You can find MyWish4U products – including Lunch Notes From Me!® Zany Facts & Zingers and Holiday Notes From Me!® Easter Facts & Funnies – on Amazon and mywish4u.com (perfect for school lunches, mealtime at home, and Easter holiday).