School breaks are magical moments of freedom in childhood and the countdown to Spring Break has already begun at my house. Soon the questions of “what are we going to do” will follow. Our tradition for the last few years has been to tour the town, hitting up new destinations and of course a few of our favorites. And, if we can squeeze it in, we try for a weekend getaway.
To fill those days in between, here are five inspiring ideas that might make it on my family’s Spring Break staycation list.
Visit a museum – Museums around town will be welcoming families with a variety of special activities, all week long. Whether you are into history, science or art, the Oklahoma City metro has plenty of options.
My kids highly recommend a visit to the National Cowboy Museum’s outdoor gallery, Liichokoshkomo’, where kids of all ages can explore the 100,000-square-foot interactive playspace that truly brings history to life. The Oklahoma Hall of Fame is bringing back their popular Spring Fling and Oklahoma Contemporary has a food-focus exhibition on display called The Art of Food.
Play at a park – Sometimes the simplest activities are the best. Load up on snacks or a full picnic and explore a new park! My kids like to bring along kites, a football and maybe a Frisbee or two. Scissortail recently expanded the park adding a nature playground, sports courts and lots of open space for relaxing.
Escape the mundane a visit to an indoor pool – If you are looking for something unexpected, a pool day in March definitely fits the bill. The metro has several indoor pools open year-round.
Check out this guide to find an indoor pool near you!
Celebrate the new season at a festival – Spring will be here soon and the festivals will most certainly follow suit! This spring break, families can explore the important role of agriculture at the Chickasaw Cultural Center’s Three Sisters Spring Celebration.
Have fun at home with art & science – With a few simple supplies, your family can enjoy some at-home learning! Use the following resources as inspirations:
Simple science experiments –
Or, choose your own science adventure at www.metrofamilymagazine.com/category/simple-science/
Easy art-making projects –
Share your family’s art on social media with our hashtag #okcfamilyart so we can see the art you create together!
For even more ideas to keep your family entertained this Spring Break, check out our Spring Break Fun guides, filled with plenty of things to do all week long.