It’s spring break time for many Illinois schools, and with it comes the “I’m bored” comments from your kids. While the old parental adage that boredom is a choice, not a condition probably won’t eliminate those comments, here are some sources of worksheets, activities, and ideas to provide some of those choices.
- Great Kids has a collection of worksheets and activities for elementary-age students, including activities like do-it-yourself ice cream and advice on how to get your child engaged at the art museum.
- Tip Junkie has list of 109 spring break activities, including a “Mom, I’m Bored” jar.
- If you’re looking for ideas to put in that “Mom, I’m Bored” jar, Real Simple has a checklist of 50 spring activities.
- While it has been getting nicer outside, Illinois spring weather can be fickle. Make It & Love It has a list of 40 indoor kid activities and crafts to help fill those rainy days, including a cereal box mini golf craft with Kix golf balls and pretzel stick putters.
- EdHelper has worksheets for spring break, primarily for elementary students, but with a few for middle and high school students.
- If you’re in East Central Illinois (or willing to travel a bit), Chambana Moms has a list of nearly 50 things to do over spring break in Champaign-Urbana, including some road trips to Normal, Peoria, Springfield, and Decatur.