Sunday, March 22, 2020

Some Fun Spring Break Ideas--that don't require screen time!

This is an amazing list I found that has 47 boredom busters! Some of these are such fun and creative family ideas! If you do use some of these boredom busters, send pictures! You have no idea how seeing my students' smiling faces makes my days that much better!

Happy Spring Break!

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Indoor Games and Activities

  • Hide and seek
  • Build a blanket fort
  • Play a board game
  • Play a card game
  • Read under the stars (use flashlights)
  • Bake cookies or a cake together
  • Go on a Scavenger Hunt
Scavenger Hunt paper for kids to find objects in the house
  • Puzzles
  • Build with blocks
  • Watch a family movie
  • Play dress-up
  • Sing Karaoke
  • Fly a kite
  • Sticker Books
  • Make a maze using blankets and towels
  • Play iSpy
  • Play “Hot and Cold” game with hidden objects
  • Come up with a secret language
  • Go through old toys and make a donation pile

Outdoor Games and Activities

Can You Find It page for kids to explore and find objects in their backyard
  • Go for a bike or scooter ride
  • Talk a walk
  • Jump rope
  • Have a picnic in your backyard
  • Play a sports game (baseball, soccer, basketball, football, etc.)
  • Create a race track or obstacle course for cars
  • Try and make pictures out of the clouds
  • Plant flowers
  • Play catch
  • Go to the park

Educational Home Activities

  • Solve the Hidden Problems (Write math problems (addition and subtraction) on paper, note cards, or post-its and place around the house – your kids take a piece of paper and “look”for the problems, then solve them)
  • Read a Book Here and There (Use this fun checklist that your kids can complete as they read books in a variety of places)
Fun checklist that your kids complete as they read books in a variety of places at home
Use this fun checklist that your kids can complete as they read books in a variety of places.
  • Hands-On Centers (My kiddos love using hands-on literacy centers to practice their reading skills – we have centers for kids in Kinder-3rd Grade, so you don’t have to create your own)
  • Math Snack (So many fun math skills can be done with snacks – counting out amounts, making a pattern, modeling word problems, sorting by color/type; and the best part – they eat it when finished!)
  • STEM Activities (These are my oldest son’s favorite! – we read the story, discuss the challenge, and then he gets to design and construct a contraption to test; it is lots of fun)
  • Create a Journal (Have your children write a few sentences each day about what you did together.  What was their favorite part of the day?  What would they like to do tomorrow? etc.)
  • Pretend to be the Teacher (Let your child choose a topic to research.  If you have gmail, then you have access to Google Slides.  Your child can create a slideshow presentation about their topic and then “teach” it to you.  This same activity can be used for your child to “create a story” and then they read it to you.)
  • Home Activity Packet (We have put together a packet of FREE materials from some of our most loved resources for your child to practice skills while at home – just click the link, download, and print.)

These resources are from the following link: 

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