6 Magical Spring Break Activities for Kids

By Jeff Bogle

Apr 07, 2021

Sadly, some trips might not be possible this year, but there are other fun things to do outside. Here are six magical spring break activities for kids!

So the spring break trip to Disney had to be canceled. While it’s sad to miss out on Mickey & Minnie time, there are many other spring break activities and fun things to do outside. Here are six magical spring break activities for kids!

Early A.M. Fishing

Pack A.M. treats and juiceboxes for them and a strong coffee for yourself, and go fishing with kids during spring break! As you know, casting into statue-still water as the sun rises is one of the most serene things to do outside. Sharing that moment with your little ones makes it pure magic. Here are some of the species you might catch during your spring break fishing trips!

Go Boating

One of the most sublime spring break activities is spending time together on the water. Climb aboard a pontoon boat and cruise around a lake on a blue sky spring day or kayak together down a local river. Whether you own or rent your preferred vessel, make boating one of the spring outdoor activities you do as a family this year.

Family Camping

Whether you opt for a cabin in the woods or a tent at a campsite, a spring break family camping outing will provide much needed distance between you and your job, and your kiddos and their schoolwork. Plus, seeing the stars through the trees at night is pure magic!

Early Season S’Mores

The air is still crisp—and not yet swimming with mosquitoes—so dust off the fire pit for an early season s’mores ses-sion! Making treats by an open fire is one of the best spring activities for families. To make it even more magical, let your kids add rainbow sprinkles to their melty marshmallow!

Make an Outdoor Obstacle Course

Using what you already have in the yard, build an outdoor obstacle course for your kids! Have them run around cones, leap over buckets, and twirl around with their head on a baseball bat. Use your phone’s stopwatch to see who wins!

Day Trip to Nowhere

Pack a lunch, build a playlist with you and your kids favorite tunes, and go for a drive. Take roads you don’t normally turn down to stumble upon curious buildings, crooked streets and odd-shaped trees. Put the windows down, turn the music up and sing in harmony on this magical spring break activity!

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Jeff Bogle
Jeff Bogle
Jeff is a dad of teen daughters, avid traveler, photographer, and freelance writer. He’s penned stories on family travel, outdoor recreation, the environment, parenting, and more for Fodor’s, Reader’s Digest, Parents Magazine, Good Housekeeping, PBS, and Esquire, among other publications. Find him on his blog, OWTK.com and on Instagram @OWTK. Jeff is also the publisher of the quarterly literary zine, Stanchion