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4 Ways to spend your family's March break staycation

No need to spend a ton to have some fun

From SheKnows Canada
There's never enough time during the year to do all the fun family activities you'd like to, so take advantage of your March break staycation to do some of these fun activities with your kids.
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1

Take on a large project together

Taking on a creative project together is a great way to bond as a family, have fun and be productive over the March break. Do you have a wall in the basement or playroom that would look 10 times better with a beautiful, hand-painted mural on it? Working on an intricate and challenging puzzle that will take you several days to accomplish will be a source of entertainment for a large chunk of the break. And when you're done, you can have it framed and hang it on the wall as a symbol of what you achieved together.

2

Accomplish your dreams

Old or young, we all have things we would love to be able to say we've done, and this time off can be the opportunity to accomplish some of those goals. Maybe your son has always wanted to see a professional hockey game but hasn't had the chance. Or perhaps you've been begging your husband to try Moroccan food, but he's been holding back. Ask everyone in your family to come up with one thing they really want to do that's within the city limits. Then together figure out how you can make all your dreams become realities during this special March break. It might take some intense brainstorming and careful planning, but you can do it!

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3

Attempt three new skills

When you have time off after a hectic few months, it's easy to just sit on the couch for the whole nine days, but at the end of March break, you won't have a lot to show for it. Though you have every right to some downtime and should certainly enjoy the opportunity to relax, it doesn't hurt to throw in some fun and interesting challenges along the way. Ask everyone in your family to come up with three new skills they'd like to work on over the break. Baking, sewing, woodworking, instrument playing, singing, dancing, painting and jogging are just some of the many activities you can try out. And if some of your skill goals overlap and you can work on them together, even better. So in between all the lounging and TV watching, work on learning new things and updating one another on your progress. It's the perfect way to make March break both relaxing and productive.

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Have daily travel themes

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OK, so maybe jetting off to Mexico or Spain isn't in your budget this year, but that doesn't mean you can't bring a little travel fun into your home. Giving each day an exotic theme is an interesting way to explore other cultures from the comfort of your home. One day can be Hawaiian themed, where you borrow a hula dancing DVD from the library to learn a fun new skill and then enjoy Hawaiian pineapple, chicken and rice for dinner. The next day can have you journeying to Switzerland, where you go sledding or cross-country skiing at a nearby park and then chow down on some authentic cheese fondue. You'll get to experience the foods and traditions of different travel destinations without the hefty price tag.

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How will you be spending your March break staycation? Let us know in the comment section below!

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