Free & Frugal March Break Fun Ideas

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The kids are off school for a week … what are you going to do to the avoid the dreaded “i’m bored”?  Fun doesn’t have to be expensive!  It’s all about the memories that you can create and that your kids will remember for years to come.  Here are some of our  top ideas for fun, frugal and FREE things you can do with the kids this March Break.

Camping

Yes I know it’s too cold to go camping but why not camp out at home.  Set up a tent in your living room, make s’mores, tell camp stories and sleep together as a family.  Be sure to check out this yummy Nutella S’mores Dip

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Family Movie night

Rent a movie or pull out a family favourite and pop some popcorn.  Snuggle up under some blankets and enjoy just being together.

Baking

Kids love to bake and love eating it even more.  Have your kids choose their favourite baked good and make it together.  Or make some cupcakes and decorate them together to deliver to neighbours.

Snow Tubing

There are many places that now offer snow tubing for family fun.  There is no need for any special equipment, the cost is great and you just need to know how to have fun. Just sit on the tube, hang on and let the squeals of excitement beginnnnnn!

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Visit your local library 

Visiting a local library is great for everyone in the family as there is something for everyone.  Kids and adults alike can peruse the books, movies and video games at their local library and sign them out for additional enjoyment at home.  Many libraries are offering special March Break activities to keep the kiddies entertained and best of all it’s FREE!

Skating

Tim Hortons restaurants across the country are offering free family skate times at local arenas.  Get out and get some exercise and have some fun compliments of Tim Hortons.

Tobogganing

Tobogganing is great because it costs no money, needs very little equipment and it’s hours of fun!  Go to a neighbourhood park or change it up by trying somewhere new.  The key to tobogganing is finding a great hill.  Find a great hill and get safety info here

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Scavenger Hunt

Plan a scavenger hunt around your neighbourhood!  Send the kids out with a list of things they need to find in the neighbourhood.  The list can include: signage, people, animals, items in nature, certain coloured vehicles, house numbers, garbage, and the list goes on and on.  Be sure to have prizes or at least some hot chocolate waiting for them when they return!

Swimming

Tim Hortons is offering complimentary swimming at local pools across Canada. As a way of saying thank you they want to invite you to come out and swim for free to spend time having fun and being active with your family.  Find a location near you

Maple Syrup Festivals

The maple syrup is flowing at a conservation area or sugarbush near you! Get out and experience the tapping of the trees, sample some yummy maple products and skip making a meal by enjoying pancakes!

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Playdates

Not only fun for the kids but great for Mommy’s sanity too.  No cost out of your pocket, the kids get to play with their friends and the Moms can visit with another adult.