We asked a few local Vancouver Mommy’s about their spring break plans, and here is what they said.
For those who are thinking of Spring Break Camps, check out our Spring Break Camps Blog Post (here).
Nothing says Spring like new growth. This spring break the girls and I will be repeating a favourite from last year, planting veggies, herbs and fruit for our patio garden. This is an excellent Spring break activity as you’ll usually be able to see a few sprouts by the end of the two weeks. Make sure to read the back of the packages to identify quick growers. If you want to add an academic component, recording/drawing a photo of what they see everyday is an easy way to add in some science, botany and art. Planting our own food has been a great way to safely get outside, enjoy the sun and grow our own food in the process! Happy planting!
Since we can’t travel this spring break, let’s be a local tourist in our town. Joshie loves aquabus ride, and I love to enjoy the spectacular waterfront scenery. Aquabus ride will definitely be on our spring break to-do-list.
Our Spring break plans involved a lot of exploring! There is nothing worse than sedentary kids for two weeks, idle kids invite all sorts of bickering and devouring of snacks that busy moms just ain’t got no time for. To tackle the “I’m boreds'” and “I’m hungrys'” I have created a Spring Break bucket list of Outdoor Explorations. It doesn’t have to be anything big or even far away. Maybe it’s heading to the park in your area to find rocks to paint funny faces on later or maybe it’s that finally seeing the Cleveland Dam or Jug Island. Start the day by exploring an outdoor location and work together to check things off that bucket list. With any luck, they’ll be too tired from adventuring they won’t have any energy for complaining!
To be honest, I have nothing planned, so we are probably staying local. We recently bought two guinea pigs (Gizmo & Gumball), so the kids will likely be busy playing with them. If the weather is nice, we will go for bike rides, walks to the park, walks around VanDusen Botanical Garden (we recently got a family pass) and hiking. At night, I foresee us playing board games, video games and watching movies. Our spring break will be simple, but I think we will enjoy this family time.
A fun Spring Break activity is making bath bombs with the kids. The kids will have fun making the bath bombs, then once they are ready, mom will get to have fun relaxing while they are playing in the tub.
You can also use this activity as a mini science lesson demonstrating what you can create by mixing certain liquids and solids. You can add color, dried florals, small toys, or your favorite essential oil to help support bedtime wind-down. I prefer using my favorite essential oil, including Lavender, Serenity, or Balance.
Once you have successfully made your gorgeous bath bombs you are going to want to store them safely. It is best to keep them in an airtight container to protect them from moisture. Remember, any water, even humidity in the air will cause your bath bombs to start reacting, which means less fizz at bath time.
I prefer to use a metal tin with a lid for storing our bath bombs.
When gifting bath bombs, I put them in reusable plastic bath bomb molds, or shrink-wrap them in plastic. If you don’t have a way to shrink wrap, you can use a plastic gift bag and just make sure to tightly secure the top.
The following recipe will make about 12-15 bath bombs depending on the size of them, I prefer to make our smaller, so they last longer. This activity takes about 30 minutes to make the bath bombs, and they require 24-48 hrs. to dry.