Spring break is just around the corner and you may be itching to get away. If a trip to the islands isn’t in your budget, consider some of these stay-cation ideas for Kids instead. Planning your own stay-cation can be fun and easy, you just need to get a little creative. Here is how you can get started!
7 Stay-Cation Ideas for Kids
1. Create your own paradise.
Make some fruity drinks, fill a sensory table with sand, get out some sand toys, and play the tropical music. If you are so inclined, make some grass skirts and leis to enjoy too. You will feel like you are in the tropics in no time.
2. Visit the fair.
Create the feeling of a fair in your own home. Make corn dogs and fries, and your own elephant ears or funnel cakes if you wish. Have each family member create a fun game to share, do face paintings, and get into the feeling of all things county fair.
3. Go to Paris.
Feel like you are in Paris when you get together to bake sweet treats, enjoy cheese and crackers, listen to Parisian music, and enjoy your dinner in a DIY outdoor bistro. It is a fun way to feel like you are in Paris even if just for a night. Don’t forget to wear a fancy hat.
4. Italy anyone?
Have Italian night complete with Italian music, pasta dishes, and gelato. Gather around the table and enjoy a meal to candle light followed by dancing and fun.
5. Let’s go to Egypt.
Save cardboard boxes and recyclables to build your own pyramids. Make your own Egyptian garb out of play clothes, and don’t forget the Nile! Fill a sensory table or bucket with water (colored blue by food coloring) and let kids play.
6. Have some zoo fun.
Visit your local zoo then come home for some zoo fun. Let kids create their own zoo with stuffed animals. Then, head to the internet to learn more about the care of animals and the job of a zoo keeper as well.
7. Have your own film festival.
There is no need to travel far for a film festival. Give kids a camera to make their own film to share. You can also view family films together complete with a family run snack bar, paper tickets, and seating lined up in a row.
Planning your own stay-cation can be easy and inexpensive. You just need to get a little creative and think outside the box. Give these tips for planning a stay-cation a try and see how much fun you can have.
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