Spring Break Activities

Spring Break Activities

Things to do during spring break

Spring Break Activities

Spring break is here and whether you have a trip planned or not, here are some fun low-cost spring break activities you can do.

  • Fly a Kite
  • Plant some flowers or start a herb garden
  • Participate in a charity fun run/walk
  • Attend library activities
  • See a movie
  • Visit the museum and zoo
  • Volunteer
  • Try new recipes
  • Spend time with friends and family
  • Visit your local parks
  • Learn to skate
  • Have fun at the beach
  • Write articles for your local newspaper
  • Participate in an essay contest

Below are links to ongoing essay contests:

PBS Kids Writers Contest This contest is opened for kids K-3rd grade. Children are required to write an original illustrated story. Your essay should be postmarked by March 15. Check your local PBS website to see if your state is participating and for contest rules.

TimeForKids Reporter Search This contest is open to kids 14 yrs and younger. Winners of the contest will join the team in reporting local and regional stories for the magazine. To enter, write a unique or interesting event that happened in your school or community. Check out the contest rules to learn more. Contest opens March 13, 2017, and ends 12 noon ET on June 19, 2017.

Totem Head’s Annual Contest. This is opened to anyone 19 yrs and younger. Children will explore their creativity and write a story starting with So there I was……..  Deadline is 31 Dec 2017. Check out Totem Head’s tutorial here

National Young Writers Award (UK ONLY) Attention UK readers. How would you like to win a trip to Disneyland Paris? Yes, you can win a family trip to Disneyland Paris by submitting a story. This year’s theme is “The Future” Imagine what life will be like in the year 3017. This essay is opened to kids 4-14  You must submit your story before May 5, 2017.

 

Share more suggestions at the comment section below. How are your kids spending the spring break? I would love to read your ideas.

 

Below are links to websites where you can have fun and learn at the same time.

Website of the week:  

Freerice.com  

How would you like to learn and feed the hungry at the same time? At freerice.com you’ll be doing just that. For every question, you get right 10 grains of rice is donated through the World Food Programme.  Just remember to signup to keep track of your total donations.

 

More Math websites

Coolmath.com

This is a fun website that offers math from upper elementary and above. coolmath4kids provides learning and games for lower elementary kids. The lessons are presented in a very bright colorful format with easy to understand steps. Lots of logic and math games to choose from.

mathtv.com Just as the name implies, mathtv provides video lessons on a wide range of topics from basic mathematics to calculus.

Arcademic Skill BuildersThis site has several math games that build math fact fluency. It aims at providing fun focused learning in math and Language arts for elementary school kids.

beestar.org . This is one of my new favorites. It provides curriculum-based exercises on math and language art science and social studies. You need to register to monitor your child’s progress. Use this link for free worksheets. http://beestar.org/worksheets/index.jsp   Use this link to view samples of their weekly programs designed to build essential knowledge and skill. http://beestar.org/exam?cmd=sample

 

My Favorite websites.   Click to see my review on the favorites websites we use in our home.

 

Science

chem4kids.com

biology4kids.com

physics4kids.com

sbsciencematters.com (4th-6th grade)

wonderville.org (K-5th grade)

BillNye the science guy

Fact monster

 

S.T.E.M website

Anyone can learn to code. Encourage your kids to learn computer programming with these fun websites.

appinventor.mit.edu

appinventor.org

code.org

scratch.mit.edu

tynker.com

crunchzilla.com

chesskid.com

 

Social studies/ Geography

Geography4kids.com

Ben’s guide to the U.S

Amazing space

Alma kids

usmint.gov/kids

 

Pre-K and younger elementary websites

Starfall

ABCya

 

ELA/Reading

Readworks.org

 

General Knowledge

Fun websites where kids can learn about the world around them.

National Geographic kids

Time Kids Magazine

howstuffworks.com

Nova

kids.usa.gov

pbskids.org

themint.org

Smithsonian kids

Brainpop

American museum of natural history

Ology

cosmos4kids

thoughtco.com

Bitesize

 

5 Responses to “Spring Break Activities

  • Lateefat
    8 months ago

    Thanks so much for sharing.

  • Thanks, Lateefat. Let me know how you are spending your spring break. Share other ideas you may have.

  • Thank you for this amazing site, for parents that want to help their kids succeed in this highly competitive education system. My daughter can’t wait to read your next post on setting goals part 2.

    • Thank’s for your nice comments Enny. I’ll be posting the part2 of Goal Setting really soon.

  • Definitely love all of the STEM-related links! Will be checking out those options as my girls get a bit older, for sure. 🙂

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