April Vacation IDEAS
What to do during April Vacation....
1.Visit one park a day: If it’s nice out visit a different local park each day. If you’re an overachiever you can make a rating sheet that the kids can fill out so you know which park to go back to.
2. Make a treasure hunt: Make a list of things they need to find wherever you are heading. The grocery store can be drawings of their favorite foods, while the park can be things like a bird, a rock, a sandbox, etc.
3. Go on a nature walk: Take a bag or carton and head out for a walk to find ‘nature’ to bring home. This can be anything from rocks and sticks to flowers and dandelions.
4. Create sensory activities: Water tables, rice bins, and sandboxes are all fun but add some objects for the kids to dig out to make it more fun.
5. Cleaning helper: If you have cleaning to do share some simple tools with them to have them help out. Vinegar and water mixed in a spray bottle is great for wiping down all kinds of surfaces, and safe for little ones. They may also get a kick out of things like polishing silver, dusting baseboards, and hunting for toys under the furniture.
6. Play dates: While you don’t want to overdo it, school breaks are a great way to get some one-on-one playtime in with classmates and neighborhood friends.
7. Museum visits: Look for museums that have toddler or preschool friendly areas like children’s museums, art museums with a kid’s only area, and more.
8. Hit the library: A great way to find some new reading material and spend a few hours. Most local libraries have story time and toys to keep little ones occupied while you catch up on the latest bestseller.
9. Create a mini garden or plant pots for indoors: There’s nothing more exciting to a little person than seeing something grow that they planted. Whether it’s seeds, mini plants, or a veggie garden your kids are sure to love to get their fingers dirty.
10. Create your own book: Your child doesn’t have to be an artist or know how to write. Have them make some pictures (stick figures are fine) and narrate the story to you. Some of the funniest things my kids have told me come from their own story books.
11. Dance party!: does your little one love to boogie? Turn on some kid-friendly tunes and get down.
12: Science Experiments: Simple experiments are so fun for this age group. Float or sink is a fun one to play in a baby pool or the bathtub while Mentos and coke will bring amazed looks from your little people.
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