Spring Break Staycation:
Five easy and fun ideas!

Screen Shot 2014-03-19 at 9.59.27 AMSpring break is just around the corner. Not going anywhere? No problem! We’ve got five fun-filled ideas for spending time with your little ones.

Science Experiment. Have a future scientist at your house? We have an artsy, low-mess, science experiment just for you. Check out this colorful ice-melting experiment! You already have all the ingredients you need at home, promise. The experiment explains the effect salt has on ice, with a colorful twist.

Crazy Garden. Get your hands a little dirty, and  jump start your garden this spring! Head on over to your local home-goods store, and pick up those little seed starter kits. Let the kids pick out the seeds, veggies, flowers, whatever! Set up a growing station in your house, complete with a spray bottle, access to sunlight, and maybe even a fan (to help with the eventual transition outdoors).

Smoothie Bar. Make snack-time more interesting and interactive. Head to the grocery store and pick out a variety of fruits. Ingredients you’ll need for the smoothie’s base: yogurt, ice, milk, banana. A few ideas for interesting ingredients to experiment with – try peanut butter, orange juice, coconut, or avocado! Yum!

Movie Mania. Grab your phone, tablet, camera – and make a 30 second video! What ideas can your kids come up with? Let them be the writers, directors, and actors! Take 15 minutes to brainstorm ideas for a fun, silly, or serious movies. Then shoot it! Edit your video online with WeVideo.

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