Spring break is just around the corner and parents everywhere are starting to panic… I mean, plan activities to keep their little ones entertained.

While many families have the luxury of travelling during this time, not everyone is able to take a trip. But don’t worry, a staycation can be just as fun and exciting! We’ve compiled a list of 5 days’ worth of fun stay-at-home spring break activities for kids that are sure to keep your little ones entertained and engaged all week long.

Day 1: Make a birdseed cake + go for an afternoon hike.


Making a bird seed cake with kids can be a fun and educational activity. Start by melting some lard in a pot and mixing in birdseed, oats, and cornmeal. After the mixture cools a bit, pour it into a mold or container lined with parchment paper and let it harden in the fridge. Once the cake is ready, you can remove it from the mold and string it up!

Take the kids on an afternoon hike to find a good spot to hang it! Look for a tree branch that is visible and accessible to birds but out of reach of squirrels. As you hike, observe the birds and discuss their behaviors and habitats.

When you find the perfect spot, hang up the bird cake and wait for the birds to come and enjoy their treat. It’s a great way to teach kids about nature and the importance of caring for our feathered friends.

Day 2 Indoor camping + movie marathon 


If you’ve checked the forecast and the weather looks gloomy during spring break, try this fun and cozy activity with your kids. Have the kids set up a tent or fort in your living room, grab some blankets and pillows, and get ready to snuggle up with your little ones for an afternoon of movies and campfire snacks (microwave s’mores are always a big hit!)

With so many streaming services available these days, you’re sure to find a great selection of family-friendly films to watch together. You could even make it a theme!? So, close the curtains, pop some popcorn, and enjoy a lazy day of indoor adventure with your kids.

Day 3: Thrift store silly outfit day + Ice cream!

Are you looking for a fun, unique and silly activity to do with your kids, something that will bring on the giggles and bring you all closer? Visit your local thrift store and buy silly outfits for each other! (everyone gets to select a crazy hat or hilarious blouse – the crazier, the better!)

It’s an affordable and entertaining way to bond with your loved kids, and they are sure to get a kick out of it! Once you’ve picked out your outfits, head out for some ice cream and enjoy each other’s company while showing off your hilarious new looks. So if you’re looking for a way to add some laughter and joy to your family’s break, consider this simple and enjoyable activity – it will definitely be a memorable one!

Day 4: Family bake-off + afternoon tea party


Who doesn’t love baked goods? Host a family bake-off followed by an afternoon tea party! This activity allows everyone to showcase their baking skills while spending quality time together.

Team up if you have little ones who are too young to bake alone. Start by choosing a few classic recipes that everyone can make, such as chocolate chip cookies or brownies. Then, gather all of the ingredients and equipment needed and let the baking begin!

Once everyone has finished their creations, set up a tea party with some tasty treats, like scones, sandwiches, and cakes, and enjoy the fruits of your labor together. If you have a competitive family – you can all judge your baked goods and crown the bake-off champ!

It’s a great way to bond with loved ones and create lasting memories, plus, baking can be educational without your kids even knowing it!

Day 5: Let them re-arrange or redecorate their room + trip to Ikea (maybe even for lunch!)

As parents, we often do everything for our children, including cleaning and organizing their rooms. However, letting your kids take charge of their space can have many benefits. Not only does it teach them valuable life skills, but it also gives them a sense of ownership and responsibility.

Give them the opportunity to reorganize their rooms, help them clear out the clutter and decide on what to donate or sell. But allow them to take the lead. Here are some great tips!

To make the experience even more enjoyable, consider taking them on a trip to Ikea (hello, excellent, inexpensive lunch option they’ll love) or your local store afterward to choose one new item for their room. This not only adds to the excitement but also gives them a chance to express their creativity and personal style.

So, why not give it a try and see how it goes? Your kids just might surprise you with how well they can take care of their own space. 

Here are a few additional ideas for spring break activities you might like:

-Plant seedlings and get started on your spring garden planning.
-Give the kids a digital camera and allow them to take some family photos, nature photos or a silly photoshoot with the family pet.
-Build a fairy garden or a bug hotel
-Visit the local library, go swimming at the community centre.

We know you can have a memorable spring break at home. You don’t need to travel to make memories. With creativity and silliness, you can have a fantastic week full of good times and laughter that will bond your family and create great traditions!


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