Spring Break Activities

Spring Break is much needed respite from in-person or virtual school for children and their families. Though it is a time of rest and relaxation, the break can be a great opportunity for learning and quality time together! For children, learning occurs in many different ways, whether it is through play or functional tasks. Making learning fun and interactive is key, especially during time off of school.


Outdoor Scavenger Hunt

Put together a list of images or words of some things you might find outdoors. Incorporate objects with different colors, textures and sizes! Take a stroll through the neighborhood, go to the park or head out to the backyard and try to spot as many items on your list as you can. Take the scavenger hunt as an opportunity to develop language by describing what you see and exposure to different textures, sights, smells and sounds.

Spring-themed Sensory Bins

Sensory bins are a fun way to incorporate both play and functional skills. Grab a large bin, storage container or even tray and fill them with child-safe items. Use various mediums like taste-safe mud, slimy chia seed sludge and soap foam as a means of exposing your child to different textural sensations. Throw in some manipulatives like spoons, tongs and cups for some extra functional skills practice like scooping and stirring. Find some inspiration in the images below! 

Happy learning!


Author: Tamara Zakarian, MOT, OTR/L



Photo Sources:




Back to Blog

Disclaimer: The information provided in this blog is for general informational purposes only and should not be considered as professional advice. The content is based on the author's personal experiences, research, and opinions. It is always recommended to consult with a qualified professional or expert before making any decisions or taking action based on the information provided in this blog.

Related Articles

Unwind and Recharge: Relaxation Tips for Educators on Winter Break
The Holiday Season is my favorite time of year. It is a time to unwind, reflect, and recharge.
Holiday Fun: Occupational Therapy Activities
As the holidays are approaching the excitement of winter break definitely begins to build! I find...
Fun and Educational Weekend Activities to Foster Language Growth in Children
November invites us to slow our pace at work and school, to spend more time with family and to...