This article about 6 fun activities the whole family can enjoy this March Break.
I’ve got to be honest, this list is my attempt to make up for all the screen time we’ve logged lately. But with temperatures warming up we’re excited to come out of hibernation and start being more active.
March Break is literally a few weeks away, and it may be a bit different than previous years. We’re not planning any big trips, or even trips to our local zoo this year. But we are taking every opportunity we can to have fun and make March Break special.
6 Family Activities to try this March Break
We recently worked with Indigo Kids and we got to choose a few of the toys and activities to report back to you guys. One of the products we choose was this Kidizoom Camera Pix by Vtech. My 3-year-old loves playing with my old cameras, so I knew this would be a hit. Even thou the camera has built in games, a video camera the ability to take photos. I wanted to take it a step farther and turn taking pictures into a learning activity.
Photo Scavenger Hunt
One of our favourite family activities is going for walks and playing I-Spy. Which is why I’ve created these two photo scavenger hunt printables, and of course you can download them for your kids as well. The simple rules are to either follow the outdoor scavenger hunt or indoor version and take pictures of all the items.
We’ve spent a lot of time at home in the past year, and I really wanted to make our daughter’s room a special place. The idea was to give a child a space in our home that’s their own. Wether it’s a corner reading nook, or their bedroom. Mini Maison is a line of kids home decor that’s sold at Indigo kids, and it’s what we used to re-decorate our daughters room. She choose items from their rainbow collection and I’m happy she did because it looks great.
Create a Spring Book Shelf
I absolutely love the acrylic book shelf we put in our daughters bedroom. It’s been a lot of fun searching for new and used books for her themed book shelf. This March Break the theme is spring, and I’ve found a great assortment of kids books that I’ll share below:
Build a bird feeder
When our daughter was younger I would build (or buy) a bird feeder and she would love watching them fly by the window. But now that she’s a little older, and way more involved the activity we’re planning on doing is building our own bird feeder.
Check out the video below to see exactly what our plan is.
Indoor or Outdoor Camping
Depending on where you live, camping in your backyard might be a really fun idea. I think about roasting marshmallows, making s’mores and telling hilarious bedtime stories. I mean there’s so much you can do around your home or even your backyard this March Break.
If you live in an area like us and it’s probably still a little too cold for camping. Instead we planned an indoor camping night, where we set up the tent (or this cute rainbow tipi) in the living room. We even found sleeping bags, flashlights and some sweet treat recipes to make.
Start a Mini Garden
I’m really excited to start our garden this year, I’ve been talking about making our own for months now. But I’m really looking forward to getting our 3-year-old involved in the process. To prepare her I found this kids gardening book, and so far we’ve been reading it every night. There’s so much gardening can do for kids, and we’re excited to learn more about it.
A great way to start a garden is to use an old egg carton, fill with soil and plant a seed. It will teach them responsibility and offer many other benefits.
No matter what you decide to do, the most important part of making March Break special is simply spending time together.