March Break in Canada
It’s March break and your kids are off school for a week or two! Your first instinct is great- no getting the kids ready in morning, no preparing breakfasts and lunches, no driving, this week will be easy! And then you realize your kids are going to have A LOT of free time. So whether you’re able to stay home for the week and enjoy the fun, or if you’re a parent who has to work each day, we want to help you with some activities to make March Break a blast.
Going on vacation is the ideal way to spend the week off, but as it may be a little late for that now, there are plenty of ways to spend your vacation at home.
The weather is heating up, so March Break is a great time to take advantage of some winter activities. Check out your local skating rinks or ski hills before they close for the year!
Try visiting different places in your town you have never been to before. Museums are great to visit as they can be both educational and fun! You can take advantage of the extra time to also visit the movies with the family, or events at the nearest shopping center. To keep the kids busy at home, plan some DIY crafts or visit our Pinterest page to browse some recipes to make with them at home!
If you do have to work, there are a lot of camps and Canadian retailers that put on events during March Break!
For kids 12 and under Ikea will host kid-friendly activities each day during March Break. For participating locations in your area visit ikea.ca (click on events and community).
Indigo and Chapters are hosting a number of in-store activities during the break. Monday: Dr. Seuss Storytime (hoopla and silly stories); Tuesday: Wimpy Kid (jokes and read aloud); Wednesday: Build With Lego (Minifigures swap session and make-and-take activity, while supplies last); Thursday: Disney Cinderella (have a ball activities); Friday: Klutz (art and crafts activities and laughs). Visit indigo.ca for more information.
Check out the Build and Grow Clinics at a location near you during the break. Recommended for kids in Grades 2 to 5, clinics are held every other Saturday at 10.a.m. Kids take home the toy/craft they make, a merit certificate, name tag, apron and safety goggles. Space is limited, so it’s best to register in advance in-store at the customer service booth. For more information, visit lowes.ca
Register your child (ages four to 12) for Home Depot’s two-hour toy-building workshop. Find dates and register online at homedepot.ca
Look for complimentary skating or swimming events across the country. To see if your community is included, visit timhortons.com and view the community programs.