Make your Spring Break a blast!

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There’s no need for your kids to spend a week playing on electronics. Just a little planning can keep your clan busy and active during their school vacation. Check out these ideas for Spring Break entertainment!

Monday: Visit Jane at Burpee Museum. Then, Google instructions for making your own dinosaur fossils using small toys and Plaster of Paris. Once your fossils are dry, bury them in the backyard for the kids to find, excavate and break apart.

Tuesday: Take a trip to the beach – without ever leaving your house. Have the kids swim in the bathtub, make lemonade and play with kinetic sand from their beach chairs.

Wednesday: Spend some time outdoors. Head to a park – or even your backyard – with a list of items to find in your own Scavenger Hunt! While the kids search, set up an obstacle course for them to navigate.

Thursday: Be a local tourist! Have your kids been to Anderson Gardens? Oregon’s Blackhawk statue? Midway Village? Try out a new – or trusty old favorite – place around the Rock River Valley.

Friday: Have a little Easter fun. Face paint a bunny nose and whiskers, dye Easter eggs with shaving cream and have a “practice” egg hunt.

Enjoy ...it only happens once a year!