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Preschool Spring Break Adventures

by T Akery | March 27th, 2013 | Preschool

boy n gorillaSpring break is an interesting time for parents. It means a week off for your preschooler and a whole week to keep them entertained. This time of year the weather is warm, spring is in the air and the outdoors are calling energetic preschoolers. So if you can, take the time off work for a mini spring vacation. Then you and your preschooler can go on some of these spring break adventures. If you can’t, save these some of these ideas for summer.

The Zoo

Spring break is a great time to pay a visit to the zoo. The weather is just perfect for viewing the animals. There are tons of animals to keep preschoolers occupied. Your local zoo may also have special programs for spring break.

National Parks

National parks are a great place to visit. They often cater to kids. Energy can be burned off on the trails. Make a game out of finding tracks and identifying animals. Bring a lunch for a nice outdoor picnic. Many are free to visit and some will offer special kid-friendly programs.


Fishing is a great activity to share with your preschooler. You really don’t need much. All you need is a kid’s fishing pole and some bait. You really don’t need a boat. Fishing from the shore is fun as well. You don’t need to be an expert fisherman nor do you need to catch any fish. Your preschooler will have fun even if you come back with no fish. Pack a lunch and make a day of it.


Canoeing is one of those childhood activities that generate a lot of good memories. You do want to make sure that your preschooler wears a fitted life jacket when they are in the canoe. Make sure they are covered in sunscreen and bug spray. Pack plenty of water especially if it is an extra hot day.


Preschoolers are at a great age to experience camping. They can help with the packing. Sleeping in a tent is still an adventure. Pack an air mattress for yourself though. Then take advantage of nature and outdoor activities. Camping in an National or State Park is cheaper than a night at a cheap hotel.

Sight-seeing Your Town

Look around your area for places to visit. Pretend that you are a tourist and look for kid-friendly places. Many people just never take the time to visit their own town. Go visit a children’s museum or the local aquarium. Some cities have a historic downtown to walk through.

Spring break is a good time to take your preschooler on an adventure that they will remember. Use some of these ideas to get started. Take lots of pictures. Find something unique to save and get your preschooler to help you make a memory of your adventures.

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