Fun, Pandemic-friendly Ideas For Your Family Vacation

The last thing you want is to end your family vacation feeling like you need another vacation. Here are some tips and ideas from Fire in Me for making your family vacation fun and enjoyable, even in the midst of the pandemic.

Make a Plan

Have your kids write down a list of things they’d like to do during their school break. This will give you a good idea of what they’re interested in and it can help you create a plan and a budget to accommodate their requests. And with multiple kids, having them compare and discuss their lists can be an excellent way to teach them the art of compromising.

When creating your plan, make sure to prepare for your absence at work. If you find yourself taking calls, reading emails, and messaging clients and coworkers during your vacation, it’ll be much more difficult to relax and rejuvenate.

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Go on a Road Trip

Until the pandemic subsides, it’s best to limit travel on airlines, buses, and trains. Road trips in the car are a great, COVID-safe option for your family, especially when your kids are on a school break. Consider hitting the highway and visiting sites you’ve always wanted to see. You can also visit new places in and around your hometown.

Explore Your Own Backyard

You can find many fun activities to do right in your own backyard that involve the whole family. For example, you could work together to build a backyard obstacle course using items you have already around your house, such as cardboard boxes and rope. You could also purchase a swing set or trampoline and have your kids help with the setup and assembly.

You’ll need to make sure your outdoor area is safe for play, which may involve installing a fence around your property. Search online for an affordable fence company near you that can assess your property and determine the best type of fencing. Get multiple quotes before making a decision and read online reviews of local fence installers. Finally, make sure that whoever installs your fence is licensed, insured, and aware of any underground utility lines before starting the installation process.

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Cook New Foods

A staycation means you’ll miss out on eating at new restaurants, but you can still try your hand at some exciting healthy homemade dishes. Have your kids do some research on traditional cuisines in other countries or cultures. Create a menu from scratch, starting with breakfast all the way to dessert. By getting your kids involved in the cooking, they’ll become more confident in the kitchen and develop a greater appreciation for different types of food. You might even find your new favorite dish!

The pandemic doesn’t have to stop or slow down your plans for fun family vacations. Whether you’re enjoying the great outdoors or staying cozy inside, you can have a memorable time with your family.

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Joyce Wilson

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Joyce Wilson is a retired teacher and enjoys sharing lesson plans, resources, and teaching tips on Teacher Spark. Her website is a compilation of practical resources that will inspire student engagement and instill a love for learning. By tapping into a student’s natural creativity and curiosity, Joyce believes that they can take their education to a new level.

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