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 stuck inside with these fun activities paired with healthy snacks.
Smoothie and Play Dough Match Up
Make a tasty smoothie like this Kid-Friendly Fruit 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
For snack time, make Black Bean Hummus with assorted veggies for dipping. When only a few dippers remain, get out some paint and paper to see if any of them are good painting tools.
For Sunny Days Spent Outside
Get Outside and Play
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.
Plant a Garden
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 Mediterranean Chopped Salad as the perfect produce-packed lunch.
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 four healthy recipes to make ahead then grab-n-go when you head on an adventure:
- No-Bake Granola Balls
- Fruity Fun Roll Ups
- Orange Carrot Raisin Mini Muffins
- Pistachio-Chip Trail Mix
It’s also a great idea to pack a small cooler. Include fresh fruit and cut veggies, cubed cheese, peeled hard-cooked eggs, yogurt and water. 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!