Are you one of the 10 people that didn’t get to go out of town for Spring Break? Us too. :) Thankfully, we live in a city that’s full of fun! Here’s some ideas for things to do with the kids over Spring Break.
Cheekwood in Bloom– What a great time of year at Cheekwood! Starting March 21 they will have their special events each weekend for Cheekwood in Bloom. Even if you decide to go during the week, you’ll see all of the tulips (they planted 109,00!!) and the kids can enjoy the trains and being outside. Pack a lunch or grab something in their on-site restaurant.
Adventure Science Center– Not only is Adventure Science a fun spot for any day of the week, but over the next couple weeks they will be hosting some things for Spring breakers, too. Make sure to check their calendar for things like Little Labs, Family Science, Science Cafe, and Star Parties.
Start a garden– Yes, many things should have already been planted, but there are still plenty of veggies that you and the kids can get out and plant. Enjoy the great weather and have an ongoing project that also teaches the kids about sustainability and growing your own food. Win!
Service Projects– There are so many opportunities to help others out. It could be an elderly couple that needs some yard work done or maybe your church children’s minister needs some help reorganizing. Another idea that one mom had was to make goody bags for some lovely ladies at a nursing home. What a great way to put a smile on someone’s face and teach your children a great lesson as well.
Playtime and picnic in the park– Nashville is blessed with some amazing parks. Get out and enjoy them! Maybe even head out to discover a new one. Invite some friends for a picnic lunch. Bonus- you’ll probably get the kids to bed early if you wear them out. :)
Bowling– Make sure to check what times your bowling alley opens. Some don’t adjust their schedules during Spring Break. BUT since the kids don’t have to get up as early, make it a family night and stay out late.
Try a new restaurant– Lunch is a great time to get out and try something new with the kids. It’s usually less busy and easier to get in and out of. Where have you been wanting to try out, but can never seem to get over there at dinner? Do it! (then tell us so we can try it, too)
Painting projects– Outdoor crafts are my favorite. You can just hose the kids down and wash away the mess. :) We love these ideas for some outdoor painting crafts.
Bike on the greenway– Pack up the scooters and bikes and head to your closest greenway. Don’t forget the helmets!
Write a letter– I don’t know any kid (or adult) that doesn’t love getting mail. Send letters to everyone you know! Have the kids draw pictures or write notes and send them to friends and family. Hopefully, they’ll get some back.
Check out some books at the library– Put that library card to good use. Come up with a fun topic to hunt down books about or maybe check out a new cookbook or science experiment book to head home and try out. The possibilities are endless!
Go to a Mr. Steve Show– Mr. Steve, The Music Man will have shows around town all week! If you haven’t been to one of his shows, your kids will love it (and you may secretly be singing along, too).
What are your Spring Break plans? Did we forget something? Leave a comment and let us know!