5 Fun At-Home Kids Activities to Survive Spring Break

5 Affordable At-Home Spring Break Activities for Young Kids

5 Affordable At-Home Spring Break Activities for Young Kids

Keep your kids entertained during spring break with these fun and inexpensive activities that fend off boredom and boost creativity! Extra bonus: These low-tech activities (from Creativity Catapult) give your kids a break from screen time—your little one only needs their imagination!

 

1. Kid Obstacle Course

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No materials required! This group activity challenges kids to build an obstacle course that is constantly growing and changing by using their bodies to create new obstacles for other players to go around, under, or over.

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2. Locomotion Commotion

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Bust out some paint and old toy cars for a fun art project! Kids dip toy cars and wheels into various colors of paint and roll them over a large sheet of white paper to create a unique piece of artwork.

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3. A Chance to Act Out

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Don’t let rain showers ruin spring break! This group activity can easily be played inside. Kids use common everyday objects from around the house as props to create an impromptu short play.

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4. Invent a Cartoon

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Great for solo playing time (either indoors or outdoors), kids pick a caption and draw a funny cartoon to go along with it.

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5. Bubble Building

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Perfect for those beautiful spring days, kids can do this activity outside for oodles of bubble fun! Kids are challenged to construct homemade bubble wands, test their designs, and blow unique and dazzling bubbles of all sizes.

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26 New Activities for Kids Now Available on Creativity Catapult

The Bay Area Discovery Museum (BADM), with its research division the Center for Childhood Creativity (CCC), recently launched 26 new activities for kids on CreativityCatapult.org – an online collection of free activities to promote creativity development in children ages 2 to 14. The free resource now includes 80 activities that can be filtered by age, topic, number of participants, level of difficulty, duration of time, and skill. In addition to BADM and CCC, esteemed education institutions such as the New York Hall of Science; Destination Imagination; DreamYard; Inner-City Arts; Playworks; and KaBOOM! have contributed activities to Creativity Catapult.


About the Contributor
Jennifer Moncayo-Hida is a Senior Communications Manager at the Bay Area Discovery Museum.