70 Free or Almost Free Activities for Spring Break!

March 11, 2016

Here’s a list of 70 activities that you can do with your kids over Spring Break! A HUGE “Thank You” to Fremont Macaroni Kid for sharing this list with us.  Be sure to “share” with your local friends and family using the link above!

  1. Visit a new park
  2. San Francisco Zoo
  3. Make your own ice cream
  4. Try a new recipe
  5. Make your own sidewalk chalk.  Then…
  6. Use sidewalk chalk to play games like hopscotch and tic-tac-toe
  7. Visit the library (check the Macaroni Kid calendar for all the great things going on)
  8. Create a spring scavenger hunt
  9. Visit a Farmers’ Market – there are NINE in the area!
  10. Go on a hike
  11. Watch Krispy Kreme donuts being made
  12. Go Geocaching
  13. Have a family game night
  14. Let the kids take photos and turn them in to a movie
  15. Backwards Day (dinner for breakfast, breakfast for dinner)
  16. Have a Silly String fight
  17. Play Hide & Seek
  18. Make fruit smoothies for you and the kids
  19. Make your own finger paint
  20. Plant a gutter garden
  21. Go for a bike ride
  22. Have a movie marathon
  23. Have a dance party
  24. Learn origami
  25. Make paper airplanes
  26. Tie-Dye T-Shirts
  27. Make puppets
  28. Plant some flowers
  29. Have a tea party
  30. Create soap bubble art
  31. Make thumbprint art
  32. Make paper plate crafts
  33. Make s’mores brownies
  34. Make a marble run
  35. Make macaroni art
  36. Go feed the ducks at Lake Elizabeth
  37. Visit a pet store
  38. Make musical instruments out of coffee cans, pie tins, etc.
  39. Have a lemonade stand
  40. Have a spa party
  41. Take the kids to eat for FREE
  42. Go bowling
  43. Read a new book
  44. Make some bookmarks
  45. Have a water balloon fight
  46. Go to the beach
  47. Go camping (even if it’s only in the backyard or living room)
  48. Make your own fruit pops
  49. Make your own slime or playdough
  50. Create your own ocean in a bottle
  51. Make something with duct tape
  52. Play a classic game, like jacks or marbles
  53. Make your own super bubbles.  Then…
  54. Make your own bubble wands
  55. Host a toy swap with friends
  56. Do an easy science experiment
  57. Assign your child a VIP day, where they make the rules, pick the meals, etc.
  58. Make some egg carton turtles
  59. Make a family tree
  60. Have a sight word scavenger hunt
  61. Visit the fish tank section at Walmart
  62. Plant a window garden
  63. Paint some rocks
  64. Host a book swap
  65. Paint with marbles
  66. Make a crazy caterpillar
  67. Grown your own crystals
  68. Decorate some shoes
  69. Explore some fun, new snack ideas
  70. Create a family fun jar

A big thanks to Fremont Macaroni Kid for putting this list together for us!  Which items are you going to do over Spring Break?

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