For most students in New York City, this week is Spring Break. So, with your kids home from school, many of you might be looking for things to do to keep them occupied. There’s a lot of opportunities for fun activities for kids this Spring Break — indoors and out. When my son showed up at the breakfast table on Monday morning, he had remembered what I had told him the night before: “I don’t have school today,” he said very happily. And his next comment: “Am I going to the museum?” He had gone to a museum the week before when he had off for parent-teacher conferences. I think he assumed that’s just what happens on days off.
This spring break our family will be traveling to Colorado to visit relatives. After all Colorado is where I grew up. And even if it weren’t where all of Jayger’s cousins, Nana, aunts and uncles live, we would still take him to see Colorado as its truly one of the most beautiful landscapes in the United States! I love living in New York, but I do miss the nature and beauty of Colorado. I want to be sure that it’s a part of my son’s experience. Colorado is known for its incredible skiing. However, the spring and summer in Colorado are just as rewarding – with hiking, cycling, fishing, the zoo, aquarium, horse-back riding, backyard barbecues… the list is endless.
For those barbecues, I have a suitcase of Tickle Water packed to share with his Colorado cousins. Once we get settled, I’m sure we’ll try some of those Tickle Water mocktails that I shared with you a few weeks ago. Even if you’re not traveling this Spring Break, the time off from school still serves as a great opportunity for kids to get out and explore their own city or town with new eyes. I recommend venturing out of the neighborhood and bringing a picnic lunch to a new park. Carry along a Frisbee and a butterfly net. Or set up a game of
Capture the Flag. You could tie die T-shirts. Or spend sometime in the kitchen with your kids baking cookies, and deliver a special surprise someone in your kid’s life. Spring Break doesn’t have to be a destination to have a great time. The destination can be in your own backyard. Whatever you can do to get creative and encourage your children to take a break from technology, is what I call Spring Break. I read a great quote today. “There’s no wifi connection in the forest, but I promise you will find a better connection.” –Author unknown-
I’ll be out of the office for a few days, but you can follow us on Instagram while we’re out in Colorado!