Five Ways to Make Spring Break Active
Spring break is a great chance for kids to rest their mind during the school year. It gives them a chance to have a fun break before final testings begin. However, if you are a working parent, you might be wondering what your kid can do?
It’s important to keep kids active during this time so that they don’t get into trouble and their minds stay working. Today we’ve come up with the five best ways to make sure your kids are staying active during spring break whether you are home or not!
Perhaps the most quintessential spring or summer break child's game is the scavenger hunt. Children are able to go on an adventure searching for clues and seeking treasure which utilizes both their mind and their body.
the simplest way to play the game is to leave notes with clues as to where the next note is. At the end of about 10 notes put the final treasure. It can be a game or a snack for something they wanted for a while.
If you are interested in taking this up a notch, then enlist the help of some family or friends. ask them to become part of the game. rather than leaving sheets of paper everywhere, you can add in some people along the way. These people can ask the kids to do certain tasks before they get the next piece of the treasure map.
Similar to a scavenger hunt, an obstacle course is a great way to get kids working their minds and bodies. This is especially true if the obstacle course has challenging obstacles that can't be accomplished with brute force alone. Obstacle courses don't have to be hard, simply use what you have in your house! You can set up rules for the kids saying that they can't touch the floor or that they can only do it on their hands and knees. The more creative you are the more fun a kid will have!
A few ideas are to use chairs to crawl under and over, to set up a laser maze with string and tape in a hallway, and to use books as roadblocks they have to jump across. A search on Pinterest will land you with more ideas than you could ever know what to do with!
The Tape Olympics
All your need for this active spring break game is a bit of painters tape and some gym clothes. Use the painter's tape on the floor to recreate long jumps, hurdles, sprints, tripple jumps, and more. If you have more than one child, you can make a fun competition to keep them active and pushing themselves further.
If you can’t go outside and play “real” sports, indoor versions are always an option. While indoor soccer and basketball might be more common, we think indoor tennis is much more fun. All you need is a balloon! If you have helium, you can use a bit to make it more light; however, you should use more air than helium to make sure it will still fall to the ground.
Create a divide (maybe two chairs and a blanket or a couch) and use your hands to bat the balloon across. If you are looking to take it up a notch, then add in more balloons. See who can keep the most from landing in their court!
Bodies in Motion Spring Break Camp
If you still don’t know how to keep your kid active during spring break then talk to Bodies in Motion! We are offering a space-themed spring break camp for kids of many ages! You can expect your child to stay active, use their imagination, and come away with many fun memories.
If you’d like to know more, call or message Bodies in Motion to see the availability, cost, and activities that you child can take part in. However, it’s getting close to spring break time so don’t delay, we’re running short on spots!