How to Have a Perfect Spring Break Staycation With Your Kids (Slideshow)

You don’t need to go far to have an incredible week off
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How to Have a Perfect Spring Break Staycation With Your Kids

How to Have a Perfect Spring Break Staycation With Your Kids
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But just because you don’t leave home during your children’s spring break doesn’t mean you can’t have an incredible week. This valuable time off of school (and work) can be perfect for reconnecting with your kids and the town you live in. Need help planning the perfect spring break staycation? We’ve got you covered.

Be Crafty

If it’s nice outdoors, search for flowers or leaves to turn into pieces of art. Spend your evenings expressing yourself by making stamp art, floral headbands, glittery paintings, or whatever your heart desires.

For “Kitchen Crafts to Do With Your Kids,” click here.

Cook Creatively

Cook Creatively
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The best part about going on vacation is trying out new (and indulgent) dishes. Channel that feeling by experimenting with new and interesting kid-friendly recipes, such as homemade crab mac and cheese. Make cooking dinner a collaborative activity by getting your children involved.

For “12 Ways Your Kids Can Help Make Dinner,” click here.

Get a Hotel Room

There’s something particularly fun about staying in a hotel, even if it’s just down the street from your house. Splurge for a night or two in a nearby hotel to get that out-of-town feeling even in familiar surroundings. Splash around in the pool, grab a meal at the hotel restaurant, and snuggle up in those soft bathrobes as you sleep away from home.

To read “101 Best Hotel Restaurants Around the World,” click here.

Go to the Park

Go to the Park
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If your children are getting antsy around the home, embrace the warm spring weather and get outside to a local park. Pack a picnic with chicken drumsticks, fresh fruit, and brownies, play on the jungle gym, and take a long hike.

For “9 Tips for the Perfect Picnic,” click here.

Hold a Movie Marathon

Hold a Movie Marathon
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Have your own mini film festival one evening. Stay up late, allow each of your children to pick out one (age-appropriate) movie they’ve been dying to see on Netflix, pop some popcorn, kick back, and enjoy a fun and cheap night in.

To read “4 Salty and Sweet Popcorn Recipes for Netflix Nights,” click here.

Make Ice Cream

The best part of any warm-weather vacation is an evening trip to a local ice cream parlor. You don’t need to go far to enjoy this favorite frozen dessert.

To read “9 Ways to Make Ice Cream Without a Machine,” click here.

Play Tourist in Your Own Town

Play Tourist in Your Own Town
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Every town has those attractions that locals always drive by but never actually visit. Whether it’s a highly specific museum, a bizarre piece of public artwork, or a downtown area filled with kitschy shops, this spring break is the time to finally explore those spaces and learn more about the town in which you live.

Sleep In

Sleep In
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You may be tempted to keep your kids on their regular sleep routine with early mornings and early nights, but just for this week, sleep in and allow your family to do the same. Catching a few extra winks every morning will allow you to enjoy that vacation feel without even getting out of bed.