March break activities don't need to be elaborate to be a fun. You just need a plan and a little creativity. Here are 10 simple March break activities that are easy, inexpensive, and guaranteed to create treasured memories.
1) Have a floor picnic - Make lunch a little more fun by laying a blanket down on the kitchen floor. My boys love a floor picnic!
2) Read some stories - Head to the library, pick out some new books, and cuddle up and read together. If you are looking for inspiration, we have a list of our 10 favorite picture books here.
3) Dress up - Around here, we love dressing up as Harry Potter, Pirates, Spies and Jedi, but I am sure your little ones have their own favorites. Is there anything more fun than "pretend play"?
4) Bake something - My boys love baking together... and then eating the fruits of their labour. Some of our favorites are: banana bread, chocolate chip cookies, and peanut butter cookies.
5) Make a craft, paint, or play with play dough - This blog is full of fun craft ideas, so take a look around. You might also want to check out my "Activities and Crafts for Kids" Pinterest board here.
6) Have a puppet show - For the puppet theatre, use a spring loaded curtain rod and an old sheet in a doorway. The sheet works well because it already has an opening for a rod -- no sewing required. (You could also use a cardboard box for a theatre.) For puppets, print pictures off the internet onto cardstock, color them, cut them out, and attach popsicle sticks to the back.
7) Play games - My boys love cards and board games, and I think it is a great way to spend an afternoon. If you want to make it extra special, you can check out some fun snack and decor ideas here.
8) Watch a movie - Put on some PJs, pop some popcorn, cuddle up on the couch, and watch your favorite family movie. You might also want to invite some friends over for a half sleepover. You can find all the fun details here.
9) Have an indoor concert or dance party - Isn't singing and dancing a great way to spend an afternoon... and burn off some energy? If you are looking for some great music for kids, you can read about some of our favorites here.
10) Get outside - Is there anything better for kids than playing outside? Depending on the weather where you are, you might want to check out some summer activities here and here or some winter activities here.
What are some of your favorite March break activities? This week, I am focussing on keeping the activities simple and enjoying this time with my boys.
Gina Bell (aka East Coast Mommy)