Looking for plans to keep your family occupied over spring break? As opposed to a year ago when many of us were scrambling to change our spring break plans due to COVID-19, this year, things are inching closer to normal.
But if you’re playing it safe and opting to stay closer to home this year, we’ve got some “staycation” suggestions and ideas to help keep you and your family entertained!
Enjoy The Great Outdoors!
Pay A Visit To The Local Parks/Trails
As the temperatures begin to climb, explore some of Greater Lafayette parks and trails! For more information about some of the many parks and trails in both communities, check out TRC’s guide to both Lafayette and West Lafayette Parks.
West Lafayette: https://russellteam.com/trcs-guide-to-west-lafayette-parks/
Have A Picnic
Who doesn’t love brown bagging it and taking lunch outdoors when given the opportunity? Whether it’s at your neighborhood park or in your own backyard, throw down a blanket, bask in the sun and enjoy your meal outdoors.
This may not seem like a lot of fun, but YOU can make it fun! Grab a trash bag, some rubber gloves and a positive attitude and help beautify your neighborhood! Challenge your kids to find the weirdest or most interesting thing while cleaning, who can collect the most trash, or whatever creative ideas may come to mind.
Have A Bonfire
Break out the s’mores and gather round the fire! It’s that time of the year where the temperatures are just warm enough to gather outside and share memories while enjoying a nice, warm fire. Be sure to follow all safety protocols, especially if it has been dry in your area.
Spend the night beneath the stars! Whether it’s in your own backyard or at a campground, this is a great way to enjoy all that the outdoors have to offer.
Enjoy Family Time At Home!
Dust Off The Board Games/Puzzles
Have the kids give the XBOX and PlayStation a break for the evening and break out the board games and puzzles! If it takes a little convincing to trade their controllers for a pair of dice, you may want to have some of their special snacks to help seal the deal.
Arts & Crafts
Time to bring out your inner Bob Ross! This is a great way to challenge your family’s artistic skills and bring out their creativity. Put your thinking cap on for this one as the possibilities are endless! Before you head to the local arts and crafts store, you may want to do some research to see what exactly you need.
Before you keep scrolling, here us out! We’ve all been spending a lot more time at home lately, and our homes be a little more cluttered than normal. Set a day or two aside to tidy things up. How can you get the kids to help pitch in? Consider giving them an incentive such as lunch at their favorite restaurant or a prize when they’re done cleaning. Throw on some fun music while cleaning!
It doesn’t get much easier than this! Grab your favorite snacks and find a couple good movie on Netflix. Enjoy!
Visit A Local Attraction!
Take A Day Trip
If you’re just itching to get out of the house, there are a TON of attractions/places within an hour’s drive of Greater Lafayette. Check out some of these fun places to explore!
Fun Places To Explore Within 50 Miles Of Greater Lafayette – Part 1:
Fun Places To Explore Within 50 Miles Of Greater Lafayette – Part 2:
Try A New Restaurant!
Looking to take a break from cooking for a night or two? We don’t blame you.
Greater Lafayette is home to a plethora of restaurants, satisfying even the pickiest of eaters. Whether you’re looking for fine dining or a quick bite, there’s plenty to choose from. For a list of some of the many dining establishments around Greater Lafayette, visit the Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce’s website at http://www.greaterlafayettecommerce.com/list/category/restaurants-836
Support A Local Business!
Many local businesses are still recovering from the effects of COVID-19. If you can do so safely, check out some of the many places around Greater Lafayette that offer family friendly activities.