Warmer weather and budding trees mean spring break is just around the corner! This much-anticipated respite from school is a great time to relax and sleep in, but after a day or two you might start to hear the dreaded “B” word — “I’m bored.”
Children and teens thrive on structure, so give them what they want. Check out local community events for ideas to keep your family engaged in productive and fun activities.
- Visit the Louisville Zoo. Baby gorilla Kindi recently turned 1! Stop by and see how much she’s grown.
- Register your child for Jefferson County Public Schools “Literacy &” camps at one of five elementary school locations.
- Visit your neighborhood library. Several Louisville Free Public libraries have children’s activities, including a Lego build challenge at the Jeffersontown location, a Spy Lab at Crescent Hill and Family Movie Night at the Shawnee library.
- Check out Fun at the Park at Newburg Park with free activities and a cookout or Family Night Out at Parkhill Community Center, as well as other events sponsored by Metro Parks and Recreation.
- If you prefer to set your own schedule, make a lunch and have a picnic at one of Louisville’s many parks.
- Teens: Sign up for a Safe Sitter class at Norton Healthcare and get your babysitting business off the ground.
- Grab some dollar store spring essentials: bubbles, sidewalk chalk and bug catchers.
- Dust off the bikes and helmets, and go on a family bike ride. Don’t forget helmet safety!
- Discover a new fruit or vegetable, or try a new recipe. Find some yummy and kid-friendly recipes on Norton Children’s Pinterest board.
- Visit the newly remodeled Speed Art Museum — admission is free on Sundays.
Find out more about Louisville Metro spring break events here.