When the words “Spring Break” are heard, the first word that comes to mind is “fun.”
But even though Spring Break is synonymous with “fun,” that doesn’t mean it also has to be expensive. This 2011 Spring Break, Moms and daughters can have one of the best Spring Breaks yet, by having a few ideas lined up, that are sure to make for great memories, without breaking the bank.
Mother/Daughter Cooking day
This is a great idea for both young girls and older girls because it is versatile in what you choose to make. More complicated recipes may be suited more towards teens that usually have a longer attention span. Making placemats, place settings, and decorations for the table, can also make this activity more fun. Baking cookies or making a meal together is a great way to bond, and allows for a lot of “girl talk” time. So break out that recipe book and start baking up some memories!
A mother/daughter trip can also apply to girls of all ages, depending on the type of trip. A simple day trip to the zoo or the aquarium may be suitable for younger girls, and a day of shopping, can be fun for girls of all ages. And while you’re out for the day, why not stop for a bite to eat at a favorite restaurant, or try something new! Camping is not only for boys and their dads! A camping trip with just the girls can be equally as fun, or maybe more. Even if it’s only backyard camping. Taking a trip with your daughter is a great way to get more time to talk and catch up.
Mother/Daughter Scrapbooking day
This idea is a great way to have fun and finally organize that stack of photos you may have built up over the years. It can be done at home by buying a scrapbook and supplies, or by using materials you already have around the house. And scrapbooking is fairly easy to understand for kids as well. Even younger girls can have fun pasting the pictures into the scrapbook and choosing the decorations and layout they would like to have on their page.
Why Not Just Stay In?
Why spend the extra money to go out and see a movie, when you and your daughter can rent one and stay home? Going to a movie with two people can easily cost over $16.00, and that doesn’t include food or drinks. Pop some popcorn, put on your PJs and grab a seat on your couch to watch a favorite flick together. And no, this isn’t just for the younger girls either. A lot of teens will love the idea of curling up on the couch with their PJs and slippers on to watch a great movie.