How To Survive Spring Break Without Having A BreakDOWN !


That’s it! I’ve made it through Spring Break without having a full on BREAKDOWN!

Yes.  I love my Kiddies and having them around me is absolutely wonderful but for some reason when they hear Spring Break they feel that Momma is supposed to have a list of activities, projects and entertainment designed just for them!

I am sure there are Moms who do this but I. Am. Not. Her. My life goes on the same as any other week regardless of Spring Break and most times my Kiddies end up uttering the dreaded “I’m Bored!” more times than I want.

How To Survive

So, for the Mommas like me who see Spring Break as a week when they don’t have to get up as early for school drop offs or plan their days around school pick-ups here is how to survive!

Push Bedtime Back

My Kiddies normal are in bed lights out by 9pm at the latest! During Spring Break I may push that back by around an hour or so.

They feel like they are getting something special with no extra effort on my part.

Change the Morning Routine

No School?  No Rush!  Let the Kiddies have a lazy morning.  Most times this is easy due to the later bedtime but if you are blessed with Kiddies like mine they may still rise with the sun regardless of when their little heads hit the pillows the night before.

If so, don’t make the school day quick prep quick eat breakfast.  Give them a Saturday morning breakfast during the week.  Go all out.  Eggs, Bacon, Pancakes, etc.  My Kiddies always feel like this is making the day extra special.  Still there is very little extra effort or planning needed to make it happen. 

Let Them Lounge!

On normal days my Kiddies are dressed and ready for errands and the day by at least 9am. To give them a bit of a change for break I let the lounge a bit more.  If we have no where to be or go then Jammie it is!  They love it and feel like they are having an all day slumber party. Baths are not optional

Bring Out The Games

You know all those board games you have under your bed, in a drawer or in the playroom?  Bring them out!  Have a night or day of board or card games. My family loves a bit of competition and games are a grey way to have it in a fun way.  

Our family is actually full of gamers so we also add a bit of video game fun to our game time.  It is always great to share the fun and knowledge of the games with my Kiddies.  There are even times when they teach me a few moves! 🙂

Have a Fun Day!

Now I said that most times my daily routines aren’t suspended because of Spring Break BUT I do make sure I set aside at least 2 days for that week to have a fun day!  We may go to the library, the park or even our local fun center and just let them get out all their energy.

Yesterday, we had a family movie date…played games at the fun center and ended our day with a great dinner at the Kiddies’ favorite restaurant.

Prep Your Kiddies.

Let them know from the start this is not going to be a week of everyday activities BUT they can still have more fun than they usually do during school! 

In an ideal world I could plan and organize a splendid week full of activities and adventures yet in my reality that is not always possible.  So I do the little things to help my Kiddies have fun and keep my own sanity in tact in the process.

How do you avoid the boredom blues in your home?

Do you have a family trip during Spring Break or stay home?

What are your Go-To Family Day activities?

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22 thoughts on “How To Survive Spring Break Without Having A BreakDOWN !

  • theseanamethod

    When my children were little, I used to plan lots of crafts for them… and then I was often the only one who wanted to do them! But some things that did work were to have some "outing" each day: the park, the zoo, a walk to the creek. I also baked a special breakfast of some kind on break/snow days/etc. This definitely is fun. I let them have friends over and make tents.. break out all the blankets… because we had more time to fold them up and put them away. We have an aquarium nearby that was well worth the membership fee as well.

  • Leilani

    Great ideas. One thing that we did was have a park hopping day. We hopped from park to park to park all day long. We felt like we were at an amusement park but it was free. And fun. And that's pretty much the only special thing we did during spring break, but they thought it was great.
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  • Mrs. AOK

    Our Spring Break sounds quite similar 🙂 I do try to have a little something planned…. nothing big, especially this year since our fun was before SB. We worked on our Disney Vacation scrapbook 🙂
    XOXO

    • MrsTee Post author

      Cool! I always want them to have fun but it is after all a break so I still have normal everyday things going on…LOl I am soooo excited for our Disney trip..not sure if it\’ll be scrapbook worthy but I will definitely have tons of photos!

    • MrsTee Post author

      Thanks! I used to but 6 Kiddies later I know that sometimes you can\’t always have a day full of activities. In reality they seem to enjoy the memories we make during those times a bit more 🙂 Thanks so much for coming by Jenny 🙂

  • courtneyconover

    Hey, there, Tiffany! I have bookmarked this post for definite future reference, as neither S or K are in school yet, so this is uncharted territory for us. That said, this post is chock-full of great advice I am sure to use…someday.

    Thank you! 🙂

    • MrsTee Post author

      Hi Courtney! Thanks so much…I\’m glad it\’s helpful. This is definitely after many years of trying to be the super mom with endless activities until I nearly wore myself (and my purse) out trying.

  • The Vanilla Housewife

    We don't have Spring Break bu we are currently on summer vacation. These are exactly what were doing at home, except the kiddos sometimes insist on staying up very late. Which makes this mama cranky LOL

  • Brittnei Washington

    Since JR is still very little I haven't run into this one just yet. 🙂 Sounds like you have a great plan though. I'm sure moms who have kids in school with a Spring Break will appreciate these tips.
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