7 Unique Eco-Friendly Spring Break Activities

by , 03/24/13
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1. Plan a Staycation

Spring break is the perfect time to plan a staycation close to home because regardless of where you live it will likely be warm enough to enjoy the great outdoors. If you live near the mountains, plan an afternoon of hiking. If you live near the ocean, plan a snorkeling and beach-combing trip. Regardless of where you live, there are undoubtedly fantastic outdoor activities that you can enjoy — even if they’re the winter variety like snowshoeing and skiing — the possibilities are endless. Even a camping trip in your own backyard will get your children excited about a spring break at home.

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2. Plan a Volunteer Day

A great way to start spring break is by finding a way that your family can volunteer for a great cause together. Whether you sign up for a beach or hiking trail cleanup, collect items for a local food or clothing drive, or donate your time to helping someone in need or to clean up your community – you and your children will feel a sense of happiness knowing that you helped make our planet a better place to live.

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3. Make Frozen Treats

Springtime is the perfect time to start experimenting with your own frozen treat recipes. It is amazing the concoctions you can come with when giving fresh organic fruit, juice, vegetables and yogurt. Simply toss the ingredients in a blender and blend until thick and smooth for a fresh organic smoothie. You can also simply pour fresh organic juice into reusable cups, adding a wooden treat stick and then pop in the freezer for yummy frozen pops. And if your weather is still frozen, well, consider a frosty dessert one way to embrace the cold!

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4. Have an Outdoor Read-a-thon

Instead of spending the afternoons watching television or playing video games, get your children reading outside. Gather up a large blanket, pillow for each child, a snack and a great stack of new library books and head outside. Pick a large shade tree to spend the blanket and pillows out on. Then give each child a stack of books and a snack -  we think it’s the perfect way to relax after a busy day of playing outside. And you get a quiet chance to catch up on that great novel you have been wanting to devour. If it’s too cold for reading outside, set up a reading nook inside or take an all-day trip to the library.

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