If you are a family who doesn’t plan to go somewhere to vacation for Spring Break but would like to have a bit of family fun, then this article is for you. There are many inexpensive ways you can plan family fun for Spring Break right at home. Today I wanted to share a few ideas to get you moving forward in the planning stages before Spring Break arrives.
Host a Family Meeting
Sit down with the family, kids included, to have a little discussion about what each family member would enjoy doing during Spring Break. Make a list of ideas and take into consideration the budget so that you don’t overspend during this week off from school. Encourage family members to come up with family fun ideas for Spring Break that allow you to stay close to home.
Take a Vote
Once you have hosted your family meeting and created a list of family fun for Spring Break ideas, take a moment to reduce to the list to a handful of reasonable options. Now that the adults have made a minimal list of ideas that are options for Spring break, have the kids vote on their favorites. You can take the vote verbally or make it a fun process with little ballets that each family member puts into a basket. Then review all votes and count which family fun ideas have the most votes.
Make a Plan
Now that you’ve figured out, as a family, what you want to do for family fun during Spring Break, you can easily make a plan. Take time to consider what costs are involved, make a note and confirm this is something you can afford. Then figure out what days will work best for each of your family fun ideas and just run with it. You can even go so far as to create a family fun Spring Break itinerary to make the family feel all fancy in preparation for the week off from school.
Even if you’re not planning to travel for Spring Break, there are many family fun ideas that you can incorporate into that week off from school that will still encourage family bonding time. These tips on how to plan family fun for Spring Break can be tweaked into something that works best for your household, but overall this is a great starting point to get planning that Spring Break fun!