It’s hard to believe that spring break is just around the corner with all of the crazy weather we’ve had this winter. No matter what the weather is like where you live or what your plans are, I have great snack ideas and fun activities for your spring break.
For Rainy Days Spent Inside: When it rains, you and the kids won’t be bored with these fun activities paired with healthy snacks.
- Smoothie and Play Dough Match Up: Make a tasty smoothie (like this Fruity Pitootie Smoothie). Then make a batch of homemade play dough and get the kids to add the food coloring. Encourage them to mix colors of the play dough and even match the color of their smoothie.
- Puppet Show Extravaganza: Make easy puppets together, put on a show and snack on…popcorn! Try this Peanut Butter Drizzled Popcorn, these 10 homemade puppet ideas (I like the ones made from dollar-store badminton rackets!) and this simple doorway puppet theatre.
- Painting with Produce: For snack time, make this Mix-n-Match Peanut Butter Dip with assorted dippers. When only a few dippers remain, get out some paint and paper to see if any of them are good painting tools. Then try some of these other 50 ways to paint without brushes.
For Sunny Days Spent Outside:
- When the sun’s out, it’s time to go outside and have fun. Here are 30 classic outdoor games. I bet you know them all, but do your kids? After running around, remember to hydrate. Pour some water and serve these healthy Green Smoothie Pops or Frozen Watermelon Popsicles.
- If it’s warm where you live, it’s a great time to plant a garden. If it’s still chilly, plant in little pots and bring everything inside to sprout. Here are 5 easy things for kids to grow. Once everyone is excited about his or her future plants, dig into this Sunshine Salad as the perfect produce-packed afternoon snack.
Busy Days In and Out: Whether you’re visiting a local museum or doing a scavenger hunt downtown, when you’re out and about, it’s a great idea to bring healthy snacks.
Here are three healthy recipes to make ahead then grab-n-go when you head on an adventure:
It’s also a great idea to pack a small cooler. Include fresh fruit and cut veggies (like these Sweet and Savory Poppers), cubed cheese, peeled hard cooked eggs, yogurt, juice (try this homemade Splash of Fun Fruit Juice) and milk. You’ll have plenty of healthy snacks so you won’t buy less nutritious items while out.
I hope you and your kids have a blast this spring break. Comment below and tell me what activities you have planned and what snacks you’re going to make. I’m a busy mom too and am always looking for new ideas!