21 Outdoor Activities For March Break

Mar 9, 2016

Keep everybody busy this March Break with fun activities for kids of all ages.

We’ve gathered up 21 projects, plans, ideas and more. No matter what the weather, it’s always fun to play outside.

Get active, explore nature or build some stuff.

When you’re finished playing outdoors, head inside with 47 Fun Indoor Activities For March Break!

Active Play

1. Go on an outdoor expedition! Make a field guide to document the trip.

Field guide.

2. Try geocaching: it’s an activity where you use GPS to find treasures hidden in secret locations.

3. Make snowshoe or footprint art in the snow. While your design may not be as crazy as this snowshoe artist's pieces, kids can plan an intricate design on paper and then stomp it in the snow. 

4. Go tobogganing at a local snowy hill.

5. Bundle up and play a winter version of your favourite summer sports. Try soccer or baseball. 

6. Create an obstacle course in your backyard.

Science And Nature

7. Challenge your family’s senses. Ask kids to identify object using senses other than vision.

8. Go birdwatching. Research the birds you might find in your area, then head outside and look for them.


9. Collect and measure measure leaves or branches that kids find outside.

10. Make a nature collection. If you have more than one kid, ask kids to compare their collections.

11. If it’s still winter where you live, try a winter scavenger hunt. We have one you can print.

Winter scavenger hunt.

12. Use sun-sensitive paper to make leaf or nature prints.

13. Make backyard critter feeders with oranges, nuts and dried fruits.

Backyard critter feeders

14. Construct a weather shelter outside. Kids can decide what materials they want to use, then build a shelter that would protect them from rain, snow, wind or sun.

15. Make a snow structure. Use buckets, shovels and sticks to reinforce the structure

Creative + Imaginative Play

16. Plan a nature photo scavenger hunt. Make a list of things to take pictures of, then head out on a nature walk and snap photos.

17. Put on an outdoor play, puppet show or dance performance.

18. Gather up some pinecones and make rainbow ornaments.

painting rainbow pinecones

19. Use the weather to make art! Try snow painting or rain art

Rain art.

20. Build a pretend outdoor cafe. Kids can collect objects from nature and use them as “ingredients” to make fancy meals.

21. If the temperature is below zero, use an ice cube tray, food colouring and string to make rainbow ice garlands. Hang them in the trees to brighten up a dreary day.

rainbow ice garland

When you’re finished playing outdoors, head inside with 47 Fun Indoor Activities For March Break!

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