Spring Break Staycation

After spending the first half of our spring break on vacation, I wanted to continue the fun for the rest of our break at home with a staycation! We have finally started to have some nice spring weather here in Boise, so I definitely wanted to take advantage of that and get outside! We live just down the street from the Oregon Trail, (embarrassingly we’ve never done the walk along the trail before) so I thought that would be a really fun, educational activity. I didn’t even know they had signs posted periodically along the trail sharing some fun facts, and that along with the beautiful views and warm weather, made for a really fun afternoon activity.

I had seen this cardboard rocket awhile back, and had thought it would be a really fun craft idea for the kids during spring break. While out running errands we stopped and bought it, and it was an afternoon of total fun putting it together and decorating it. The kids even put on astronaut costumes/space pjs to really get in the spirit and play.

Similar rocket here and here // Astronaut costume

Going to get frozen yogurt is always a special treat, so we made a stop for some one afternoon!

We spent an afternoon taking a walk along the Boise river and went to a small stream near our house. The kids can spend hours throwing rocks in the water and playing with sticks.

We also had a special family movie night complete with popcorn and the kids each got to pick out a candy – just like going to the movie theater!

It’s been a little rough getting back to our routine, and am really looking forward to summer vacation. With only eight more weeks to go, I know it will be here before we know it!Signature

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