When kids are home for spring break, it can be a challenge to keep them busy and entertained. While it may be tempting to hand your child a video game controller or TV remote control and let him or her be a couch potato for the entire week, there are a number of activities you can have your child participate in to keep them healthy and happy.
Take a trip
One of the best ways to keep kids busy during spring break is to get them in a new environment. Perhaps you rent a lake house for the week so your child can spend his or her time fishing, hiking, etc. Or consider taking your family on a ski trip so your child can enjoy their week exercising on the slopes.
Put together a field trip day
If you’re staying put for the week, try to schedule a fun field trip day for your child and a friend. Perhaps it’s visiting a science museum or an arboretum, whatever you choose, try to find something that’s got an educational component to it so your child can keep his or her brain active during the break.
One day, have your child help you cook dinner. Use this time to teach your child about healthy eating and how recipes work. Not only will you get a little help with dinner, but your child will learn valuable information about being healthy.
Organize a neighborhood game
If your child loves playing sports, organize a neighborhood game of kickball, dodge ball, chase, etc. Keep the game casual and not competitive, but give the neighborhood kids a chance to get their energy out and socialize at the same time.
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Disclaimer: Patients’ health can vary. Always consult with a medical professional before taking medication, making health-related decisions or deciding if medical advice is right for you or your child.