Life is a special occasion. One of the things I think my parents did right was have a focus on family vacations growing up. These weren’t necessarily tropical vacations. Actually, most were a 6 hour drive to Minnesota to camp, fish and swim. From those yearly trips, I learned that you don’t need to take your family on an expensive spring break vacation for it to create lifelong family memories. Many people think that they can’t afford a spring break, but I want to show you how a spring break doesn’t necessarily mean traveling somewhere! Last year we filled our spring break with different activities right in our town.
1. The Movies
We don’t go to a lot of movies in the theater, so it probably is pretty exciting for our son when we do. We took advantage of a rainy day and Colton picked out any movie he wanted to see- of course with a huge popcorn.
Dad joined us in a few games of bowling one day. Bowling is definitely one of my favorite family activities that we don’t do enough. It’s fun to get a little competitive too. Boys vs. Girls?
3. Science Center
I admit that we don’t go to the Science Center enough. It is a fun place that the kids enjoy, but it is educational at the same time.
Typically, we would only bring Colton to places like this for his birthday, but I saved up coupons and gift certificates that I received for times like this. Check around your city during spring break for specials, discounts or coupons!
Other staycation ideas to create fun, family memories are: water park, arcade, camp out in the backyard, visit the zoo, go on a picnic, craft!, roller skating and mini golf.
I really love the idea that Life is a Special Occasion, because it truly is. It is such a great reminder that we can have fun and create memories in the little things in life.
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