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Spring Break Activities for Families

April 01, 2022

Make time for some family fun this spring!

If you're looking to balance screen time during your child's spring break, here are ways you can make precious memories together, without the use of devices. You could even let different family members take turns choosing activities each day.

At-Home Olympics
Design and create a series of Olympic events in your home. Compete with everyone in the family, and invite friends to join!

Book Club
Make a reading list and create a mini book club. You could also schedule a trip to the library to pick up books to read or listen to.

Bird Watching
Visit your local park and have a bird-watching contest. How many can you spot? Which colors do you notice? 

Create a Board Game
Design and create a board game based on something your kids have learned recently.

Write and Perform
Help your kids write an original song or spoken word poem. It could be about their favorite activities, shows, or anything that's on their minds lately.

Gratitude Jar
Decorate a jar together. Each day, ask your family to write something they're thankful for and add it to the jar. Read them together at the end of the week.

Flower Safari
Walk around your neighborhood and see how many different types of flowers and plants there are. Bring a notebook and draw your favorite!

Design a Treasure Hunt
Make a treasure hunt with the kids and stash clues around your home. Don't forget to draw a map to the treasure!

Make a Family Movie Guide
Are there movies your kids love to watch over and over again? Create your own movie guide with reviews, key scenes, and discussion questions for the family. 

Common Sense Media


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