It’s March Break and although we were hoping to see more sunshine and warmer weather, alas, Mother Nature had different plans. That should not stop the March Break Fun for the Kids!
My husband works throughout March Break and our kid are still little, especially my toddler, so we haven’t really planned any major vacations during March Breaks up to this point which left us with figuring out ways that we can make these breaks fun at home and locally without breaking the bank.
Here are my Top 7 Fun Staycation Ideas that you can do for March Break (and any other week as well!):
1. Explore your City/Town
There’s so much to discover and enjoy right in our own city and it’s a great time to share how great it is with your children.
If you simply google your city and march break events, or check your local paper or online board, you will find an abundance of events happening. One place I like to check frequently (even outside of March Break) is Toronto4Kids’ Things To Do here.
2. Visit your local Library
Oh something about the library gets me so very excited, even to this day as an adult.
Books all around you… the memories of sitting in the library for hours on end reading and having my mom have to patiently wait till I was done chapter after chapter. Can you tell I was (well still is) a total bookworm?
Libraries are a great place to spend a couple of hours. Many of them have play areas with “quiet toys”, reading circles, and activities going on during March Break. Not to mention you can check out books, magazines, movies and sometimes even toys… for free.
3. Crafts, crafts and more crafts
A great time to take advantage of all those fun ideas you’ve been pinning, mom (or dad)!
Check out my Pinterest Board For the Kids for some great inspiration and ideas: http://www.pinterest.com/carolaucourant/for-the-kids/
It’s amazing what you can do with toilet paper rolls, empty egg cartons and some paint!
4. Stay at a Local Kid-Friendly Hotel
If you’re experiencing a colder than anticipated March Break (like what we’re currently having here), a great idea is to make it a little “staycation” and to check into a local family-friendly hotel complete with an indoor pool.
Check out some of my favourites and personal hotel reviews here.
5. Go Skating/Tobogganing/Skiing
Speaking of colder climates and snowy weather during March Break, take the fun outdoors and let the kids release some of that energy!
Bring along a big piping hot container of hot chocolate and some cups and enjoy the last bits (well at least I’m hoping it is…) of Wintery fun!
6. Go Watch a Movie with the Family
Check your local theatres and see if they offer discounts on matinees and for kids. Some libraries and local stores also offer free movie nights as well.
If you want, you can also make a fun movie night at home with Netflix (my favourite source for movies and TV shows)! Pull out some throw blankets and big floor cushions, get out some snacks and enjoy!
7. Baking Day
This thrills me as much as it does my children – we love baking in this house!
For some yummy recipe ideas, check out my Delectable Desserts Board here.
There are so many things you can do to make March Break exciting with your kids if you have plans to keep it local (and at home) this year.
A great time to get creative and just enjoy this quality time with your kids that are just growing way too fast!
What are your plans for March Break this year? How do you keep the kids entertained and busy when staying home?
Happy March Break!
Disclosure: I am part of the Mom Trust Program with Playtex and receive compensation as part of my affiliation with this group; however all opinions expressed are entirely my own.