Spring break is just around the corner, and parents are scratching their heads trying to figure out what to do with their kids during the holiday. Heidi McIndoo at our sister site, Living on the Cheap, has come up with some great activities to keep kids busy and having fun. Check out the (safe!) science experiments and a host of indoor activities for iffy weather days.
- Kid swap: This is great for working parents. It’s the same idea as the DIY summer camp. Find a friend (or two). Pick one day you get all the kids and another day you send your kids to your friend’s house. You each get one full day without kids to do what ever you like (or get some work done), and the kids have a fun-filled play date. The more friends you involve, the more “free” days you get. Check out the summer camp story for more details.
- Be a tourist: Find a nearby museum, tour or other popular attraction that you haven’t visited and make a day of it. Check for any discounts or passes before heading out.
- Clean out and donate:Help the kids go through their toys, games and clothes to weed out those they’ve outgrown or no longer use. Find a local shelter or charity that could put to use the items that are still in good condition and donate them. While you’re at it, take some time to clean our your closets and cupboards as well.
Read the full story on Living on the Cheap, which holds the copyright.