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Keeping Kids Active During Spring Break

Spring break is just around the corner and you may be wondering what to do with your children for the two weeks that they're away from school. There are many fun activities children can do, that are active and educational. The important thing is to get your child off the couch and out of the house participating in activities that are fun and physically active.Spring break activity ideas:

  • Visit your community pool or recreation centre: Local pools have swimming lessons over spring break and public swims. Swimming is great for overall health, is a good life skill to have and can provide for further progression into other aquatic sports. Similarly, community centers and the YMCA offer fun and reasonably priced day-camp programming during spring break.
  • Visit your local attractions: Children like to learn, especially through exploration. For example, visit the petting zoo or the aquarium. You can also stop by your local library to participate in interesting sessions like, storytelling, crafts, and songs.
  • Try something simple: Make a list of things to find to do in the backyard, (fort anyone?) or start your garden early.
  • Head to your local park: Connect with nature, go geocaching or do a scavenger hunt.

Spring break is a good time for children to seek out new activities and even discover a new hobby. So in your planning this year, include one physical activity per day and try to discover one new activity over the two weeks!


Related blogs:

Bring Back Play This Spring Break


Related Information:
BC Parks: Visiting Parks, Things to Do and See
Child and Nature Alliance of Canada

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