Top Things To Do With Kids This Spring Break

Spring break is such a great occasion to spend quality time with your family. This year, it may be approaching faster than you anticipated. The kids will be off from school for a whole week and you have yet to think up a fun and exciting plan to keep them entertained. What is a parent to do?

Whether you are looking to get out of the snow-packed northeast and relax in the sun with the sand beneath your toes, or get in some last runs on the slopes before winter officially comes to an end, create some amazing memories this spring break with these fun family activities:

Visit a National Park. National parks such as the Grand Canyon are very family-oriented and make for a great destination to see some of the natural wonders and beauty of the world. You can reserve a spot at Mather Campground, located on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park in northern Arizona. With the Grand Canyon Visitor Center, a general store, hiking and biking trails, the park’s free shuttle rides as well as plenty of scenic overlooks nearby, this is the perfect location for spring break family fun.

Hit the Beach! Has snowstorm Juno gotten you down and filled you with the dread of seeing another snow bank? Book a last minute getaway to California or Florida. San Diego is a great beach vacation destination that also has lots of other great family fun features such as parks, museums and zoos. Daytona Beach in Florida is the perfect beach destination. Not only can you bask in the sun’s rays and chase waves on the water’s edge, but you can also take your family to the water park, try your hand at parasailing, play miniature golf or go to the planetarium.

road-trip-kidsRoad Trip it to a fun destination! Put away the portable DVD players and iPads and Play “I Spy,” the “alphabet game,” or “what will I bring in my basket?” like you did on road trips when you were a kid. When the kids lose interest, throw on an audio book by Roald Dahl. Bring lots of fun snacks like apples, grapes, cheese and crackers. Once you finally do get to grandma’s house or wherever your final destination lies, you will have experienced quality road trip family bonding before your spring break even begins.

Turn your backyard into your very own resort destination. Not only can you play different sports such as football or soccer, but you can also set up backyard games that require minimal assembly such as badminton, ultimate Frisbee, ladder golf or cornhole. You can even lay down an old-school Slip N’ Slide and keep the kids entertained for hours on end. Become the ultimate grill-master and whip up different recipes to let your family experience a new tasty cuisine each night.

Spring skiing is a wonderful time to get the little ones out and onto skis while there is a great combination of comfortable ski children-skiing_3022851cweather and a reliable snow base. Spring break is also the perfect time to take advantage of great deals and special packages offered by ski resorts. Keep the kids (and your wallet) happy with plenty of sunshine and lots of soft snow by traveling to a family-friendly ski resort like Keystone Resort in Colorado, where you can have just as much fun off the slopes as you can on. (Don’t forget–kids still need warm kids ski clothing, even if skiing in springtime temperatures!)

What are you doing with your family this spring break? We’d love to hear in the comments below!

Originally from Massachusetts, Lora came out to coLORAdo for college and decided she had found her permanent home (who can blame her since her name is in the state name)! She loves the outdoors and exploring all it has to offer by way of her favorite activities which include snowboarding, ATVing, hiking, and camping. Recently married, Lora lives with her husband and 2 dogs and hopes to expand her happy little family in the near future.

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