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How to Plan a Spring Break Staycation for Kids

This is the year you can start going for the spring break staycation that your kids will definitely look back on with fond memories.

Do you need fresh new ideas for a spring break staycation that the whole family will enjoy? Are you wondering how to plan and where to start? Since governments began lifting pandemic restrictions, people are slowly returning to a new form of normalcy. 

This is the year you can start going for the spring break staycation that your kids will definitely look back on with fond memories. You can do them from the comfort of your own home or at a nearby local BnB, hotel, or resort.

Staycation Activities You Can Try With the Kids During Spring Break

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Spa Day With Your Little Ones

Spa day with kids is a timeless spring break routine that moms and dads also enjoy! It’s a time for the young ones to experience self-care and for parents to lay back and relax.

What you need:

  • Bath bombs
  • Nail polish
  • Face masks
  • A movie to watch

What to do:

First, a bath! You can use your bathtub in the shower and soak it in with your little one. Another way to do this is to set up a portable or inflatable soaking bath in the yard. Drop your bath bomb and let your kids soak while you read your favorite book and drink some mimosas on the side.

After an afternoon nap, introduce safe-for-kids nail polish and take turns doing each other’s hands while you ask questions about each other. When the nail polish is dry, introduce face masks, sit back on the sofa, and put in a movie.

It’s Time for a Competitive Activity

 A girl and a boy in a kitchen mixing on baking bowls

Whether it’s a bake-off or a couch-playing game on the console, a little competition is good to build at home.

A healthy banana bread recipe infused with the cannabidiol (CBD) you can do with your teens. The Verma Farms' natural or unflavored CBD oil does not mess with the flavor of the food. It can also help with kids’ anxiety and promote generally healthy well-being. Discuss proper dosage with their doctor if you think they could benefit from CBD.

If you have the Nintendo Switch, you can try new family-friendly games! Nintendo games like Mario Kart, Overcooked, and Luigi’s Mansion are good games to start.

Camping and Stargazing in the Backyard

A family of four roasting marshmallows over a campfire.

Tap into your adventure and imagination with a camping trip in the backyard. It’s a perfect spring break activity for kids and teens alike.

What you need:

  • Tent
  • Binoculars
  • Stargazing app
  • Snacks

What to do:

It’s time to bring out and dust off that tent you bought two summers ago. It’s a good chance to improve leadership skills with your teens in helping set up the scene. Bring out comfy blankets and throw pillows and set camp in the backyard.

You can set up a picnic mat and lie down side by side as you take turns with the binoculars. There are apps like Sky Guide and Sky View to easily find constellations and you can even set notifications for nights that are best to do the viewing.

Don’t forget the snacks—it will be a long night!

Craft Kites for Your Next Park Visit

A kid holding a colorful kite up in the air.

Kids are imaginative and creative. They can also be hyperactive! A good way to bring out these skills and release that energy is through arts and crafts like building a kite and taking it out in the park. 

What you need:

  • Cardboard paper
  • Coloring materials like watercolor
  • Barbeque sticks
  • Kite string
  • Ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Tape

What to do:

Prepare the materials and follow these easy-to-follow kite-making videos. Make sure to allow your kids to take part in the process, especially the coloring portion!

You can outline their favorite characters or animals on the paper, which they can color on their own. Or you can let them paste stationary materials like flowers and stickers on the paper.

After finishing, don’t forget to clean up! It’s also a good way to instill this step after activity to bring out a sense of responsibility among the young ones.

Family Olympics to Bring Out the Fun

A family playing an indoor game

Family Olympics consists of games that can be played in the yard. And you can even play with your neighbors. There are fun and hilarious games you can try out and there are games that are safe for kids like the straw javelin throw, book balancing, and plate tossing.

Don’t forget to prepare for rewards. Some ideas include gift cards, a no-chore reward for the kids, and of course, bragging rights.

If you want to take it further, here’s a video to DIY your Olympic gold medal for the awarding ceremony.