March is the month when the college spring breakers are off and running...to the beach! Even though the spring break destinations for sun and fun are endless, many of the twenty something year olds head to the "Sunshine State" of Florida - Daytona, Panama City, Ft Lauderdale, Ft Myers and Miami are just a few of the beaches bombarded with these crazy kids looking to relax and have fun after midterms! April is the month for the high school seniors to hit the beaches and for families to get away for a week. I like the fact that the colleges go earlier in the year than the family spring breakers. It's better for everyone involved! Spring break is enjoyed by every age; toddlers, kids, tweens, teens and parents alike. It's the first break of the year from school and believe me the kids are more than ready! If you're planning to go away for spring break this year, enjoy yourselves and be safe. If your plans involve staying home (between gas prices and the economy, I don't blame you), there are plenty of activities to keep your kids busy and to keep from hearing those words every parent dreads, "I'm bored!" Here are some ideas for you "stay at home" spring breakers!
- Camp Out - throw a tent out in the backyard, light up a bonfire, roast some marshmallows and don't forget the scary ghost stories.
- Picnics - plan a day where you can pack up a lunch and go exploring. Local parks have picnic tables and lots to do for the kids!
- Biking, Fishing, Hiking - pack up the car with your bikes, rollerblades and fishing gear and make a day of it!
- Costume Party - have all the neighborhood kids over for a huge costume party. Make a theme or let it be a free for all - wear whatever costume you want party!