Tips to Keep Young Minds Active Over Spring Break

No matter the length of a vacation, students often have some catching up to do upon their return to school. However, it doesn’t have to be this way. Check out these five spring break ideas that will keep young minds active and engaged, for a smooth transition back to the classroom.

Host a read-a-thon

Get inspired by the reading challenges hosted by schools and libraries during the long summer break and host a mini-event this spring. You might even want to add a philanthropic element — have participants get sponsored by friends and family to earn money based on the amount of reading they do.

Pick up a new instrument

Spring break can be a great time to immerse oneself in a new instrument. To build a solid musical foundation fast, consider a keyboard designed with beginners in mind.

Get outdoors

What do physical activity and time spend outdoors have in common? They’re both beneficial for cognition and brain health. Take advantage of the warm spring weather to hit up a local park, trail, or nature center and get moving as a family.

Make math a game

Use the time away from school to show kids that math is not just for the classroom. From puzzles to patterns to logic challenges, recreational mathematics can reintroduce an often dry subject to students in a way that is fun.

Get creative

Whether it’s writing poems, painting a portrait, or putting on a play, making art can boost self-esteem while offering kids an outlet for self-expression. It’s also a fun way to keep the mind active during the break.


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