Give me a break

6 Safe and Fun Spring Break Activities to Do With Your Family

If you’re still worried about the pandemic, try these ideas.

By Raven Wuebker March 8, 2021

With the pandemic still in play and affecting yet another spring break, it’s clear that we won’t be able to enjoy the typical shenanigans of years gone by. And even though many places are reopening, thanks to Gov. Greg Abbott's announcement last week, we understand if you’re not quite comfortable going out and about. So, we’ve rounded up a list of spring break activities as enjoyable and safe as possible. 

Treat Yourself 

If, understandably, you’re not comfortable going to a spa quite yet, make your own at-home DYI spa night. Maybe try meditating or give yourself a facial. But anyways, send the kids (and maybe your spouse) away for the night while you enjoy a bubble bath, glass of wine, and a good book or show. 

Eat Outside 

With warmer temperatures (hopefully) on the horizon, why not get the blanket and basket and enjoy the fresh air. If you’re wanting to make the picnic a little more romantic or just looking for a new scenery, head over to the Gerald D. Hines Waterwall Park. You might even be able to get a quick photoshoot in while you’re at it. And if you want to step up your picnic game (for the ‘gram or just for yourself), check out this local company putting a luxury twist on picnics.

Go Hiking 

If you’re looking for something involving some exercise to get ready for swimsuit season or just enjoy the fresh air before the summer heat sets in, why not search for some hiking trails? It’s a fun way to explore around Houston while keeping active in the process. And if you want to get out of town, check out our favorite state parks in East Texas.

Backyard/Living Room Camping 

If you long for the outdoors and can’t wait for summer to sleep under the stars, just grab your camping equipment and walk out the back door, if weather permits. If a little more warmth or a dry area is needed, build a blanket fort in the living room while making microwavable s'mores (although not the same, it works in a bind). 

Have a Bake-Off 

Everyone has their favorite dessert, so why not challenge your family to see who can make it the best? If you have young kiddos, even letting them help make cookies or pudding is a great way to keep them entertained, plus it’s a sweet reward for their help in the kitchen (if they help clean up, that is). 

Game Night 

After making those tasty treats, keep the competition going by dusting off some old board games for the family to enjoy. Or have a puzzle competition—who can put theirs together the fastest? And if puzzles and board games aren't your thing, have a family member create a scavenger hunt around the house or make an at-home escape room to test your wits. 

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