It’s hard to believe but winter is over and spring has sprung! Although many of us enjoyed an easy winter, I, for one, am celebrating the official beginning of spring today. The kids have outdoor recess, it stays lighter longer, and yes I am looking forward to Spring Break.
While some families may take a few days to get away during Spring Break, many of us may be planning activities at home and trying to keep the kids entertained. Thanks to local community centers, parks, libraries, museums and the movie theatres there are a lot of options for the kids to enjoy during the daytime. But, when the sun starts to set, how about considering a sleepover with one or two of your kids’ best friends. Good news for you is that for at least the first hour they will entertain themselves – BUT oftentimes they can use some adult ideas as the night progresses. Consider theses suggestions until it’s time for lights out.
- Truth or Dare – Prepare questions ahead of time/ or let kids create them when they get there
- Create Sleep Shirts using inexpensive T shirts and markers
- Make and eat (of course) chocolate fondue
- And finally to get rid of extra energy for the beginning of the never ending lights out and go to sleep time try “Freeze dance”. (If you’re not sure what that is, search for it in Google. It’s an updated version of musical chairs.)