Punxsutawney Phil predicted an early spring for 2013, and that has given lots of kids and adults spring fever! Most schools have an upcoming vacation week, but if your family isn’t planning to go out of town this year, your may want to engage the family in planning a fun staycation. .
There are still plenty of fun activities you can plan for your kids to enjoy during school vacation week while staying at home. All you need is a little creative thinking and you’ll have a staycation your kids will be excited about.
We love the idea of having a “Tourist Day.” When you’re a visitor in your own town, She Knows Parenting says your family must follow one rule – You must only visit places you’ve never been before. Use this as an opportunity to check out a museum you’ve been meaning to go to or other attractions visitors to your town like to go to.
Another great staycation idea that’s also a very affordable option is to visit a state park in your area. At most state parks, you’ll only need to pay a small fee to enter the park for the day and then you’re set for a day of hiking, fishing, picnicking, and more. You may also want to see if there are camping facilities and stay for a night or two.
Pinching Your Pennies also suggests exploring historic sites close to home. We love this idea because it’s educational and gives you more insight into the heritage of your hometown or nearby city.
If you are looking for an activity that strengthens the bonds between your family members, the Kids Activities Blog recommends activities like geo-caching or zip-lining. Such activities not only require good team working skills, but positive and encouraging attitudes.
What are your favorite things to do with your kids on a spring break staycation? Leave a comment to share with us!
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