The Ultimate Guide to Spring Break!

Posted Tuesday, March 20th, 2018


Spring has officially sprung and that means… school’s out for a whole week! Don’t know what to do with the kids during that time? Don’t worry, we’ve got some great ideas for each day of the week to make sure you and your kids are never bored.

Giving each day a theme will get kids excited about what’s coming up! Have a go at these ideas and snag some free printables!


Make It Monday

Make today all about making things! 


DIY Dry-Erase Board: Get your free printable at the end of this post!

Fill your board with these ideas:



Take a Trip Tuesday

Get out of the house and go somewhere exciting!


San Diego Safari Park: Take your pride of roaring cubs to meet the king of the jungle!

Visit the Zoo
Hop on over to the Kidsguide zoo directory to find a place where you can get up close and personal with your favorite animals. Want to make it a special experience? Some zoos have behind-the-scene experiences or animal encounters. How awesome is that?

Check Out a Museum
Our museum directory lists some spectacular spaces for your children to explore. One of our favorites is Pretend City in Irvine. It’s an awesome place for kids to pretend and play like mom and dad. A mini kid-sized Trader Joe’s?! Oh, we’ll definitely see you there!

Discover Local Attractions
Feel the thrill of a roller coaster at a theme park… touch a jellyfish at the aquarium… jump and flip at the trampoline park… or escape from a puzzle room! There are endless attractions to visit with your family. Check out more ideas here!



What’s Cooking Wednesday

Excuse the mess! We’re baking memories!


Waffle Cone Garden: Adorable! Click the pic to get the recipe from Smart School House.

Try these ideas we cooked up for you:



Be Thoughtful Thursday

Take the time to do something nice for someone else.


Go old school with love notes to family members!

Write a letter and send a hug to a family member.
Yes, it’s easier to send a text or a DM, but who doesn’t love a hand-written letter? Send a hug through the mail too! Grandma and grandpa will love getting this in their mailbox!

Help your neighbors.
Walk the dog, help pull weeds, take in their trash cans, or even deliver cookies! Random acts of kindness can brighten your neighbor’s day. Scholastic has more ideas on what kids can do to be a great neighbor. Check it out here!



Fun Friday!

Whether you’re indoors or outdoors… just have fun!


Go on a high-tech treasure hunt! Click the pic to learn all about geocaching.

Go on a Nature Scavenger Hunt
Hike on over to our park and rec directory to find a place to explore nature! Get the kids extra excited by doing a scavenger hunt! Get your free Nature Scavenger Hunt printable below.

Hunt for Treasures with Geocaching
Geocaching (pronounced GEE-o-cash-ing) offers you a family-friendly way to teach your children about the wonders of the outdoors. It’s a high-tech treasure hunt that can help engage your kids in the natural world. Learn more about it here!

Easter Egg Towers
Don’t know what to do with all of those empty Easter eggs? Build with them! Have your kids participate in this Egg Towers STEM challenge.



Wash Up Weekend

What’s spring break without a little spring cleaning?


Get your kids involved with cleaning!

Give Them Their Own Supplies
Head to the dollar store and make a cute cleaning kit just for your little one! Check out this idea for a chemical-free kit.

Turn It Up!
Play some music the whole family can sing along with while cleaning. Make it fun!








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