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Works for Me Wednesday:15 Simple Ways to Save through Spring Break.

March 11, 2009

6a00d83451c5ac69e20112791ced0428a42Spring break is right around the corner here in Nova Scotia and I know parents everywhere are gearing up and thinking how am I going to get through a week of the kids at home. Well here is my list of ways that have worked for me over the years’ and all of them leave cents in your wallet!

1. Visit the local library. Many of them have special programs and activities through out this week. As well it is a great way to spend an afternoon in the land of books.

2. While at the library you might want to become a virtual tourist, looking up a destination, and then even goggling it, we carried it one step further as we visited Hawaii we had a beach day at home with Hawaiian themed meals and everything.

3. Take a walk around your neighbourhood, learn about the the topographical features right where you are, or you might want to break out your GPS if you have one and go on a scavenger hunt.

4. Take a trip to the farm. Learn about agriculture, we love Riverdale Farm in the heart of Toronto.

5. Learn a new skill, it could be a dance move, an instrument, how to make jewelery. I love the library again as a resource, but then again a goggle search of how to often brings up many great ideas.

6. Write a poem, maybe a hakiu. My daughter Roo wrote a very funny one about me.

7. Write a script, and produce it, invite friends over to watch.

8. Do recycle art. We all have our Recycling bins. Here Roo loves to salvage stuff that do become works of art.

9.Blow bubbles, simple and fun way to spend some time together

10. Research your family.Roo recently received a gift from her father. It was a family tree. It is a great starting point for her to learn about her family. There are several free online helps for this, just goggle family tree or research family and there are oodles. My favorite is family search.

11. Create a board game

12. Make a collage with pictures you take.In this digital age pictures can easily be taken by our kids and then let them bring them online and make a collage with them, there are lots of trails of software that makes this fun, personally I love my Paintshop Pro for this.

13. Learn a new recipe. There are many out there that are fun and easy.

14. Bake cookies and secretly gift them to someone else.

15.Have a move themed night, watch a series of movies ie the Star Wars Trilogy, Beethoven, this will all depend on age of your kids, make a big bowl of popcorn and curl up for a night at the movies at home.

Now I am off to visit We are That Family to see what is working elswhere. While you are here dont forget about my giveaway this month….the perfect game: Bananagrams!

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  1. March 11, 2009 1:03 pm

    Great ideas for spring break! We are eagerly awaiting for my parents to come before we start our spring break, but don’t have any plans of yet. 😀

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