Spring Break 2021- Ideas for Families at Home In Boston

Spring Break Week 2021 is around the corner. If you don’t have the time, interest or money to head out, there is no reason why your Spring Break should be any less exciting. If you are looking to enjoy April Vacation Week 2021 on a budget in Boston, there are a number of ideas that you can use to have fun while staying at home!

Spring Break 2021 Ideas For Families At Home in Boston


You can do this in two different ways. You could set up the tent in your backyard and do the whole camping thing in there – hot dogs, smores over the fire pit or grill. The other way would be to take the party indoors. Set up the tent in your living room and convert it to a campground. Use sleeping bags, lanterns (turn off the lights) and enjoy camp food inside the comfort of your home. 

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Spa Day

Although this is not for all children, a “me day” is never a bad idea. Lotion, nail polish, lipstick, glitter, bath bombs, and other self-care products can be gathered. After that, slip into your plush robe and prepare to unwind. You can paint the children’s nails, and they can do the same for yours. You could relax and unwind with them if you have a footbath. You may also help each other with their hair. For the more daring, there are many wash-out hair colors that can be used to create a variety of looks. It’ll undoubtedly be entertaining as well as unforgettable. One of our top ideas for your Spring Break at Home!

Spring Break 2021- Ideas for Families at Home In Boston

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Flower Time

Flowers are the epitome of spring. Have the kids decorate their own flower planters as a cheap way to have some fun with them. You can later plant flowers in them and use them to decorate the inside or outside of your house. You could also use them to start a mini garden that you can grow inside. This is a great way to not only have a nice time but also ensure that the children learn something. Especially great idea for Spring Break at Home since it falls in the week of Earth Day 2021! 

Tell Tales

If you children enjoy creative activities, one fantastic idea is to write a story as a family. The book should be written by whoever has the best handwriting, and if there is an artist in the family, you can have drawings. You might also make this an official family book by putting it in a physical binding that you will hold for years.

April Vacation Week Binge-Watch Party

Hulu and Disney+ both have a lot of excellent shows. It’s completely free to sign up, and you can cancel at any time within the first seven days! This is a fantastic idea for a relaxing spring break at home! Choose a movie that the whole family will enjoy and prepare some snacks. From there, you can hunker down and spend the evening as a family, eating delicious food and watching exciting entertainment. This option does not seem to be the most thrilling, but it is a classic for a reason.

Spring Break Family Talent Show

Build a special talent that you can perform for the rest of the family and come up with some fun prizes. Children can choose to sing a song, play an instrument, or even deliver a monologue from a favorite play or show. You could juggle, dance, or read something you wrote (if you can do that). The possibilities are limitless. The judge will select a winner who will receive a reward for their efforts at the end of the night. Everyone should have a nice time!

The Classic Game Night

You can completely customize this to suit your household. It may be video games for some, virtual reality for others. Others can conjure up images of Dungeons & Dragons or live-action role-playing games. And good old-fashioned board games are available. Regardless of which option you select, most people enjoy playing games, and they are a fun way to spend time as a family. If you like board games, there are several unique choices available on Amazon and other stores if you want to try something different.

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Family Bake-Off Competition

If your children enjoy cooking reality shows, you can easily recreate an episode of Chopped by allowing them to select random ingredients and seeing what they can make. You may also have a baking competition with some delectable baked goods that the whole family will enjoy once the work is completed.

April Vacation Week Scavenger Hunt

Hide some new or old things around the building, make some hints, and you’re all set. Depending on your interests, this may be a short or long operation.

Day Of Opposites

Why not let the kids be in charge for a day? While they come up with ways to entertain you, you can play video games and listen to music. Allow them to choose the day’s dinner and make all of the parental decisions. In the meantime, sit back and show them what it’s like to be a child!

Experiment With Science During Spring Break 2021 in Boston

If your kids are into Science, there are dozens of low-cost Science activities that you can do from home. Some options include making Slime, designing your own lava lamp, making a sundial or paper helicopters, or creating a gravity painting. These are just a few options, but there are dozens more all over the internet. One of the top ideas for your April Vacation Week! 

Decades Party

Choose the decade in which your children were born, your own decade, or even further back. You can make famous snacks, watch movies from the era, listen to music from the time period, and even dress up!


As you can see, there are plenty of enjoyable ideas to try out in during your Spring Break at home! You don’t need to spend a lot of money or travel far from home to have a memorable vacation!


And  if you are looking to step out, check out our post for things to do in Spring Break in and around Boston.