March Break ideas for the kids
(NC)—Are you looking forward to March Break? Chances are that your child will say a definitive 'yes!', especially if your family is heading to a sunny destination. But if you're a parent stuck in town with no plans and a limited budget, figuring out how to entertain the little ones for a week or two can certainly be exhausting.
Here are some ideas to kick-start your March Break plans:
Go on a mini road trip. Visit a town that you're not familiar with and spend time walking around, taking in the sights, dining at local eateries, and meeting the people. It will be a refreshing change of pace and scenery for your family.
Let it snow. If snow has blanketed your neighbourhood, make the most of it. Don the kids in their winter gear and help them make a snowman for the front lawn or bring them to a park so they can toboggan or make snow angels and forts.
Visit your library. Your local library is a great resource for free family entertainment. Pick up a book to learn some arts and crafts, research fun recipes, borrow kid-friendly DVDs, or check if the library is running any special programs.
Kid swap. If your friend's kids are also in town, arrange to watch them along with your own kids and then swap the next day. That way, you can get some rest and relaxation for yourself too. It's called March Break for a reason.
Board games. Remember what those are? Playing a board game is a great way to spend time together as a family and have face time. If your collection doesn't intrigue your kids, purchase a new game that everyone agrees on.
Give to a good cause. Serve others at a local food bank, soup kitchen, or seniors' home. Or donate to an organization of merit like Christian Children's Fund of Canada, which helps children from developing countries who need the simple necessities of life like food, clean water, and medicine.
Before you know it, March Break will be over and you'll have happy kids as well.
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