Spring Break Activities for Kids

I know a lot of folks (kids) are already enjoying spring break, and many (kids) are looking forward to next week, so they can relax and enjoy a bit of time off.  As a parent of three such kiddos, I have been doing some searching for fun spring break activities, that won’t break the bank… and that won’t cause TOO big of a mess! (Because really, I don’t want to be cleaning up messes on our week OFF).  Sharing what I’ve found so far…

From SheKnows.com, a great post with four craft project ideas… but I especially like this yarn butterfly DIY project.  They are all easy and fun spring break activities!

yarn-butterflies

From The 36th Avenue, a tutorial on how to make paper bead bracelets – my daughter is going to be making a TON of these, I’m sure!  I love that it doesn’t require a lot of supplies, and I can even recycle some old magazines!

paper-bead-bracelets

From Parents.com, a very simple craft that can then be turned into a game that can be played (and played and played some more)… magnetic fishing game craft!

magnetic-fishing-game
From BHG, check out these adorable lightbulb sheep – so stinkin’ cute, and you aren’t really limited to just sheep… birds, dogs, cats… the only limit is your child’s imagination! There are actually 20 Easter crafts to make – check them out by scrolling through the pictures.

lightbulb-sheep

And from Martha Stewart, a project that includes some learning AND long-term fun!  Eggshell flowerpots – a perfect after-Easter activity!

eggshell-flowerpot

Tuesday Tutorial – Fingerprint Family Tree

Because I’m a bit of a Type-A personality, and I always run out of time… I decided to plan ahead this year.  For the last couple of weeks, I’ve been on the lookout for projects the kids and I can do for the holidays.  Here are a few links to some fun Thanksgiving decorations that I think we need to try, to spruce up the table AND our place settings on Turkey Day!

Last, but not least… we talk A LOT about our extended family around Thanksgiving and during the holiday season, and I thought it might be fun to make a family tree.  Here is a lovely Family Tree Tutorial WITH a free printable, to make a Finger Print Family Tree.. using the KIDS’s fingerprints.  Talk about a holiday treasure, both now and for the future.  The tutorial is from Sugar and Dots.

 

I know we still need to get through Halloween this next week, but are YOU already thinking about the holiday parties?  (Please tell me I’m not alone in planning ahead??)

Happy Tuesday!