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Whether you go to school in person or you’ve been doing virtual learning, I bet you’re glad Spring Break is here. I know I am!

I love the opportunity to do something different and give my brain a little vacation from everyday life. I might do a little cooking, create some artworks or have an adventure. Follow my stories on Instagram to see what I decide to do.

What are your plans for Spring Break? You might try some of these ideas for…

Spring Break Fun

Do a Photo Shoot – Look for different locations in and around your house to take selfies plus interesting spots where you can take pics of your family. Or turn your pet into a fashion model and make a magazine spread of all their looks. Get creative!

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Make a bouquet of spring flowers –  like these from Easy Peasy and Fun.

Invent a Spring Scavenger Hunt – What things can you think of that only comes out in springtime? Flowers, robins, ice cream trucks…  Make a list and then see how many you can find. You can make it a competition by making extra lists, dividing into teams, and seeing who can find everything first.

Bake a treat for the family. Here’s one I like:  Strawberry Raspberry Pie. Sometimes I like to change it up with different fruits or berries, a squeeze of lemon, an extra spoonful of sugar…no matter what, it’s always good.

Go fly a kite – It’s such a springtime thing to do. No kite? NO problem! Here’s How to Make a Simple Kite from innerchildfunmedia.

Read a good book! I bet you saw that one coming. Here are five fun books that will take you on adventures, even if you’re spending Spring Break at home.  

The Middle of Somewhere by J.B. Cheaney

“None of this that I’m about to tell you would have happened if my mother hadn’t found that squirrel in the toilet.”

With a beginning like that, how can you not want to read this book? This is a wild ride of a road trip as Veronica “Ronnie” Sparks, her cranky grandfather and her hyper little brother pile into an RV and set off across Kansas. Not the most exciting trip—until Ronnie’s brother disappears into thin air.

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City Spies by James Ponti

Sara hacked into the foster care system to expose her foster parents for the cheats they are. You’d think she’d get an award or something. Instead, she got sentenced to years behind bars—with no computers. Until a British spy named Mother shows up and offers Sara a job with the City Spies—five kids from all over the world who get very special training to do very special jobs

Next thing you know, Sara’s off to Paris, hacking into a rival school’s computer, dangling thirty feet off the side of a building, trying to stop a villain…but nobody said saving the world was going to be easy.

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The Tunnels Below by Nadine Wild-Palmer

On her twelfth birthday Cecilia goes out with her parents and sister to celebrate with a visit to a museum. On their way Cecilia drops the marble that her sister gave her as a present, and running to pick it up she is taken away on an empty underground train into a dark and deep tunnel.

The fun family outing becomes a much more serious mission when Cecilia finds that she and her marble have a very important role to play in freeing the inhabitants of the tunnels from the tyrannical rule of the Corvus. (Amazon description)

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Drive Me Crazy by Terra Elan McVoy

Lana and Cassie have met only once, at the wedding of Lana’s Grandpa and Cassie’s Grandma two months ago. The girls are SO different and it wasn’t exactly friends-at-first-sight, but now they’re stuck together for an entire week, road-tripping from California to Maine in the backseat of a Subaru.

It’s going to be a disaster.

What makes this book extra fun is that Lana and Cassie take turns narrating the chapters so you get both sides of their story.

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The Adventures of a Girl Called Bicycle by Christina Uss

Bicycle has lived most of her life at the Mostly Silent Monastery in Washington, D.C.—and she’s cool with that. Then her guardian decides to send Bicycle to camp to learn to make friends. Huh-uh. No way. Bicycle hops on her bike and sets off for San Francisco to meet her idol, a famous cyclist, certain he will be her first true friend.

Who knew that a ghost would haunt her handlebars and that she would have to deal with bike-hating dogs, a bike-loving horse, bike-crushing pigs, and a mysterious lady dressed in black? Maybe friends are not such a bad thing to have after all.

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Journey to Superhero School, An Oliver & Jessica Prequel to The Vork Chronicles by Gracie Dix

When twins Jessica and Oliver Fletcher discover their Super Powers at age 4, the family realizes their lives will never be the same again. School is especially tricky for these students who must not reveal their Powers—until their mother receives a mysterious phone call in the middle of the night.

While Jessica and Oliver face a variety of challenges—from battling living-room décor, to daring rescues, to bungling doctors—they get through it all with family support, love for each other, and their own unique brand of sibling sarcasm. This is only the beginning of their adventures, so join the Fletcher twins on their Journey to Superhero School. (Amazon description)

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What do you think? Will you try any of these ideas or read any of the books? If you do, come on over to my Instagram page and tell me about it!