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35+ Spring Break Family Activities and Ideas

on March 28, 2013

35+ Spring Break Family Activities and Ideas

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Spring Break from School! It seems like we were just talking about winter break.

Let’s hope for Spring-like weather to go with our kids spring break from school.

I put together 35+ Spring Break Family Activities & Ideas.  Many are low-cost and most are FREE!

ATTENTION LOCAL FRIENDS: At the end of this post I will share a list of local businesses to visit!

These activities can be done in a play group setting, just as a family or with friends.


GAME DAY ~ Get out the Board Games & Cards and set up game stations. Play Minute to Win It games. Serve snacks & have fun!

BAKING ~ Bake and deliver treats to friends & family.

START A GARDEN ~ Kids love digging in the dirt, they love the sense of accomplishment & pride in watching their creations grow! Plant seeds (herbs, sunflowers, etc) in little pots to keep indoors until ready to transplant outdoors.

Don’t forget to make plant markers for your seeds.

READ A BOOK ~ Create a reading log for the family and the family member that logs in the most reading time wins a prize!


  • Teach your kids how to make a simple meal
  • Make a meal/soup for a friend and deliver to them. Let the kids take the meal up to the door, they’ll love surprising someone with dinner.

CRAFTING TIME ~ Get all the craft supplies out, gather little odds and ends from around the house (look in the junk drawer), empty tissue boxes, & paper rolls, soup cans, beads, flowers, glitter, buttons, etc. and let them create some beautiful spring crafts!

FLOOR TIME ~ Play Legos and or Barbies with your kids!

MOVIE NIGHT-IN ~ Popcorn, treats, comfy pj’s and a good family movie.

FAMILY Videos ~ Watch old family videos together (kids LOVE watching themselves)

JIGSAW PUZZLE ~ Work on putting a puzzle together individually & as a family.

SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS ~ Pinterest has lots of fun indoor & outdoor science experiments that your child is sure to love.

MUSIC TIME ~ Turn up the music and dance!!

SPRING CLEANING ~ Now is a great time to do a little spring cleaning. Donate clothes that your child has outgrown & toys they are no longer playing with. (Make a list of the spring/summer clothing you need to buy for your child.)

VIDEO CAMERA ~ Give the kids your video camera and let them make their own movies. They LOVE this!

PICTURE TIME ~ Give them their own camera and let them take pictures of themselves, things around the house, or even outside. I’m always fascinated at seeing photo’s from their perspective.

SLEEP OVER ~Let the kids invite some friends for a sleep over. (Movie, Junk Food, No Bedtime, Games, etc)

CHARADES ~ Play charades, put on a comedy/talent show.

OUTDOOR Activities:

FAMILY PICNIC ~ Pack a picnic for the backyard or a local park.

SCAVENGER HUNT ~ Go on a backyard/neighborhood scavenger hunt. Give your child a list of items to find.

BACKYARD FUN: Play Ball, Jump rope, Sidewalk chalk, skate, etc.


LIBRARY – FREE! Check out some books, movies, video games and music.

BOOK STORE –  Visit a local bookstore.

ROLLER SKATING ~ One of my favorites ;)

BOWLING ~ You know you love wearing those super stylish bowling shoes!

ICE SKATING – Indoor Ice Skating

BILLIARDS ~ Go shoot some pool.  

PARKS ~ Check out one of our many Beautiful Metro Parks.

SALON ~ Go get a pedicure & manicure with the girls.

THEATER/MOVIES ~ Ticket prices cheaper during the day.

COMMUNITY THEATER ~ Go see a community play as a family.

POOL ~ Community Indoor Pool

MUSEUM ~ Visit local museums,

WATERPARK ~ Break out the bathing suits early and have some fun on the waterslides at an indoor waterpark 😀

BOUNCE HOUSE ~ Let the kids burn some energy at an indoor bounce house.

CHUCK E CHEESE ~ Never gets old (including the germs in those places so, include lots of hand washing!)

SHOP/Visit the Mall ~

ANIMAL FARM ~ Visit a local petting farm 

ZOO ~ Spring is a great time to visit the zoo.

There you have it 35+ activities and ideas to keep your little ones busy & happy this Spring Break!

Visit me on Pinterest – I have a TON of ideas to keep your little ones busy.

Local friends, below you will find even more ideas of fun places to visit right here in our neighborhood!  Enjoy!

Happy Spring Break Everyone!


fun things to do in downriver michigan

Local Places:


SKATELAND – Woodhaven

Admission: All Ages, most sessions, $5.00


MILLS Gymnastics


Indian Lanes – Wyandotte

Parkway Lanes – Trenton

There are several places to Bowl in the Downriver Area




Pips Painting Pub – Wyandotte


Yack Arena – Wyandotte

Southgate Arena


MJR Theatre, Southgate


Trenton Village Theater/DYPAC


The Henry Ford – Dearborn

Ford-MacNichol Home –Wyandotte

Hands On Museum – Ann Arbor


Bacon Memorial Library – Wyandotte


Splash Universe – Dundee


Pottery Creations – Wyandotte


Taylor Petting Farm – Taylor


Zap Zone – Taylor



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