Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Spring Break Bucket


This week my children are on spring break.  We have plans for a busy summer, so this week we decided to stay home and take it easy.

I know how easily my kids can become bored so I created a spring break bucket with a bunch of inexpensive activities written on each token.



I created the tokens with my craft punch and leftover scrapbook paper.


To save money for some the activities, I used coupons that I saved for fun things to do.  I also took advantage of the daily deals Groupon offers.





My goal was to encourage family time.  Some of the activities are; a picnic at the park, baking together, calling a loved one, taking treats to the pups at PAWS and doing something nice for one of our neighbors.


Each day my son or my daughter will pick from the bucket and whichever token they chose will be our fun activity for the day.



As I thought about this idea I thought it may be too childish for my 16 yr old, but she surprised me and really loved it.  In fact I overheard her telling her friend about it on the phone.  Later my children thanked and told me it was "cool"!  Me cool? Nah...!



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30 comments:

  1. What a great idea!! This is definitely something I want to try with my kids on the weekends now that soccer season is over.

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  2. Love this idea!!! Having fun doesn't have to be expensive.

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  3. This is a great idea! I will do this for my kiddos for the summer months. We get bored, a lot! And helping mom with projects is just not their cup of tea. :)

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  4. It is VERY cool and different. There were lots of fun activities on those tokens. I'm not surprised your 16 y/o loved it. Enjoy the break!

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  5. What a cool Mom you are! Personally, I think it sounds fun for any age :)

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  6. Ahh what a really cute idea!! This is so much fun, I'm so going to do this!

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  7. Ahh what a really cute idea!! This is so much fun, I'm so going to do this!

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  8. Love this idea!!! Having fun doesn't have to be expensive.

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  9. Love this you make me want to tap into a creative spririt that I don't even have. My mom would probably disown me for you she loved doing crafts.

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  10. This is a great idea! Would also work great during summer break, especially on those days when nothing is planned. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. I love this idea! What a great way to bring the family together. Blessings to you!

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  12. How fun, Brandi! You're a great Mom! Love the little bug on the tag and the tokens are so cute. Enjoy your spring break! xoxo

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  13. Great idea. Love that you are creating fun memories for your kids! I hope they are enjoying their Spring break!

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  14. What a great and very sweet idea Brandi. You're a wonderful mom.

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  15. Great idea! I love it....wished I'd seen it before our spring break!

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  16. I absolutely love this idea!!! I've been wanting to do something similar for a while but couldn't think exactly how I wanted to do it. You just gave me tons of great ideas! Thank you!!

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  17. I have a similar craft punch that I bought from hobby lobby so I might have to give this a go with Zion! I love this idea!

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  18. How fun! What a great way to keep the kids entertained...I will definitely be doing something to this effect over the summer :)

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  20. Oh Brandi, I LOVE this idea! Yes, you are definitely a "cool" mom! You know when your kids are telling their friends about something you did, that it was definitely a good idea. You're a good mom. :)

    Debbie

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  21. I do remember those spring break days. Enjoy your children while they're young. You'll make memories for them that will last throughout their lives.

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  22. Now this is a winner :) such a fun idea! Maybe in the Summer you can add things that you did as a kid OMG that would be interesting. It's time to break out the Pogo stick Brandi and hop scotch.......I miss being a kid!

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  23. I vote you 'Mom of the Year' ~ what a great idea!! :)

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  24. This is such a wonderful idea and a wonderful way to create family time and great memories. I used a similar idea last year for my son's birthday party to select activities for him and his friends to do throughout the day. Funny enough I also used the same hole punch :-) I will surely try this during the summer.

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  25. This is such an awesome idea! And very cool :)

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  26. Great idea! I'm going to try this over the summer!

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