It’s that time of year again when the sun shines, and the kids don’t have school. It’s great for the kids to have some time for rest and relaxation, but it can be a trying time for parents. How to keep the kids active during Spring Break?
Fear not – we’ve got you covered here at Candy Club! We have a list of candy-licious, fun, kid-friendly activities for you and the whole family to pass the hours away, from baking to making candy from scratch and candy crafts and games. We promise you that the time will fly by.
All these Spring Break ideas for kids can be found here right on our site–enjoy!
Spring Break ideas for kids: Cooking with candy
Cooking with flowers
Lavender is not a flavor often associated with candy, but boy, lavender candy can be heavenly. Flower-infused candies are perfect for spring, and that’s why we are sharing this lavender-fueled recipe list here.
Most kids run a mile when you dare even whisper the word sushi. For them, raw fish has zero appeal. The best way to get them on board is to start with homemade Candy Sushi – a base of homemade Rice Krispie squares topped with your favorite gummies.
First, make the Rice Krispie treats. DIY Krispie Squares is a rite of passage for any kid and tons of fun for any family. It’s a simple three-ingredient recipe:
- Kellogs Rice Krispies
Check out the full recipe here.
Shape your Krispie cakes into Krispie rectangles and decorate with delicious gummies, whichever way you and your kids want them to be.
Candy Corn-Free Spring Halloween
Dressing up in scary costumes and eating candy all day should not be designated to just one day a year! That’s why we propose you have a Spring Halloween, where you can all get dressed up, watch horror movies, and eat candy.
You’re unlikely to be able to find candy corn on shelves during the spring, but don’t worry – you can still give a nod to this Halloween classic with our completely candy corn-free candy corn recipes.
Spring Break ideas for kids: Making candy
Why not roll up your sleeves and make that candy from scratch? This will genuinely marvel your kids, especially those who like science projects. Mixing a few ingredients and then being able to gobble up some delicious candies afterwards is an activity not to be missed out on–and it’s not too messy!
Take your candy sushi a step further and create your own fish-shaped gummies. Or if you love gummy snakes, gummy hearts, or any other shape, you can make an endless supply right there in your kitchen.
What you’ll need:
- ⅔ c cold water
- 4 packets unflavored gelatin
- 2 boxes of flavored gelatin (3. Oz boxes)
(We love simple recipes here at Candy Club!)
Mix all ingredients together in a pan over low heat. Once the gelatin is fully dissolved, you can slightly turn up the heat until your mixture becomes syrupy. Pour into your non-stick molds and let set, ready, go!
While we’re on the special dietary requirements train, let’s jump into Keto Fat Bombs, aka Keto Candy. Anyone on a Keto diet knows how hard it is to overcome the infamous sweet tooth, and maybe it’s exactly what’s discouraging you from achieving your health goals. Fear no longer, for we have the perfect recipe for your Keto sweet tooth. The list in this one is quite long, so click on our Keto candy recipe directly. Let us know how you get on! Many people make these even if they’re not on a Keto Diet!
Spring Break ideas for kids: Candy crafts
Arts and crafts are an awesome way to pass the time with your kids during Spring Break. There’s such great art to be achieved with virtually anything you find throughout the house. You don’t even need to be crafty yourself–often, the kids take over and just wow you with their oeuvre d’art.
Arts more than Crafts
If your kids are more into art, like painting and recreating famous paintings, check out our Candy Art Projects blog. Whether your kid is three years old or thirteen, there’s something there for them.
Spring is the time of year when flowers bloom and baby lambs skip about. If you don’t want little hands pulling up your hydrangeas, show them how to make a candy bouquet. They look pretty, are great to offer as a gift, and save your prize-winning flower beds from being plucked prematurely.
You can do so much with candy and so many games to help those little brains grow and develop. We advise against candy poker for kids, but each to their own. If you’re really stuck for candy game ideas, check out the following.
The ultimate test: black licorice vs. red licorice. Easily create a board from an old parcel box using red and black paint (8X8 square) and set your licorice pieces. The best part is when you jump your opponent you get to gobble their piece… yum!
Bingo is an excellent game for groups of three or more, so feel free to let the kids invite some friends over for this one. Print the bingo cards, find an abandoned toy in the attic or basement, and use Hershey Kisses instead of a marker! But this is a game where everyone wins because you can eat that candy after!
Candy Guess The Number
This one will make your kids feel like they’re at the county fair. Empty a large packet of M&Ms into a jar and have your kids guess how many are inside. As a parent, you have two options:
- You count the candies the night before and write the sum under the lid of the jar, or
- Have the kids count the candy. It’ll take time and fights may ensue, but finish it with a “let’s just share the candy and eat it now,” and everyone will be happy again.
This is a great game to get relatives and neighbors involved in too. You’d be surprised how competitive people get with this seemingly innocent guessing game!
Keep busy this Spring Break
So there you have it, no need to get bored with these fun Spring Break ideas for kids. If there is one thing you can be sure of, it’s kids’ love for candy. Introducing any of these activities will pull them away from the TV and iPads for a good few hours. There’s no need to break the bank and take the whole family to Cancun; just time, patience, and some sweet treats will get you through this break and have you smiling by the end.Check out the Candy Club shop for some candy-making inspiration (or cheat and buy directly from us!).