Spring Staycation Ideas

By this point in Spring Break, you’re either relaxing on the beach, toes in the sand, with a drink with a little umbrella in it in your hand….or you’ve accepted the fact that the most relaxed you’ll be this week are those glorious twelve seconds when you wake up before your feet hit the ground for a day full of kid-chasing ahead of you. If you’re like me, and you weren’t fortunate enough to go on a lavish vacation, it doesn’t mean you can’t give your kids a change of pace this season. A spring staycation just might be what your family needs! You can make the most out of your time at home by engaging in a few fun, family-centered activities!

Spring Staycation IdeasPhoto Credit :: Karen Jacot Photography

Have an indoor picnic. Pack some sandwiches and snacks and lay a picnic blanket on the floor. Dine as a family and enjoy a delicious spread without worrying about the weather cooperating!

Go camping inside. Pull out pillows, blankets, sleeping bags, and flashlights – and camp in the living room or play room. Stovetop s’mores are an added delight! Less mosquito bites, more pillow fights! How could that not be fun?

Make some tropical delights. If you can’t enjoy an umbrella-drink with your toes in the sand, here’s the next best thing! Have fun making frozen mock-tails, smoothies, or sparkling drinks with your kids. You can use the glasses reserved for special occasions to make it extra fun for the kids. Don’t forget bendy straws and sliced fruit to top it off!

Host a film festival. Get the entire family involved by letting everyone pick a movie to watch. Let the kids “sell” you tickets in exchange for candy, popcorn, and drinks. Snuggle in your most comfortable clothes and enjoy a day on the couch!

Get crafty! Now this may be the teacher in me that’s talking, but nobody wants to see the end of Spring Break. Why not have your kids make little cards or crafts to give to their teachers and friends when they get back to school on that dreaded Monday?

Entertaining your family doesn’t have to be costly! With items you can find around the house, you can easily change the entire atmosphere of your home. {Which, let’s be honest, probably is bursting with cabin fever!}

Have more ideas for us to try out this spring?
Share them in the comments below!

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Jill is a former elementary school teacher, University of Arizona graduate {Bear Down!}, and mom to Talya {September 2012}, but not necessarily in that order. She has always had a passion for writing and really took it to the next level after her daughter was born. It didn't take long for her to realize it was just the outlet she needed. As a first-time-mom, she is constantly searching for balance in her life, whether it's work and family, marriage and kids, or a sense of normalcy and complete craziness. She has, for the most part, managed to maintain her sanity {depending on who you ask}. Jill's writing aims to portray an honest viewpoint on parenting. Sometimes it's what nobody else is willing to say that inspires Jill to speak up on certain topics! She is a regular contributor to sites such as The Huffington Post, LeanIn.org, and localhoustonmagazine.com. She and her husband Sam reside in the Bellaire area with their daughter, Talya.


    • I also love the camping idea. I remember having endless hours of fun myself when I was a kid. I totally forgot about this activity. I will introduce this to my kids this weekend.


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