The birds are chirping, the squirrels are frolicking, the daffodils are blooming, and the trees are budding. It can only mean one thing—spring is almost here, and with it, Spring Break close behind!
Spring Break in Anne Arundel County Public Schools begins April 7th and runs through April 13th for Pre-K and ECI students. For other students, April 7th and 8th are early release days, and Spring Break 2020 runs from April 9th through April 13th. If you have school age kids, now’s the time to start making spring break plans so they don’t end up glued to the couch all week. Fortunately, there are so many things to do around Odenton, including these!
Spring Break Activities in Odenton, MD
Time flies whether you’re having fun or not, so don’t let your kids waste all of their spring break time off just laying around watching TV or playing video games. According to health experts, kids (and adults) today spend too much time sitting, so it’s good to encourage your kids to get moving and find physical activities they actually like doing. Finding their favorite types of exercise will help them stay active as adults, which is one of the best things you can do for their longterm health.
Roller skating is a perfect option because it’s not only fun, but also has plenty of health benefits. Your kids will have such a blast zipping and zooming around the skating rink that they won’t even realize they’re getting a cardio workout, strengthening muscles, and improving their balance!
Speaking of the skating rink, Spring Break is a good time for socializing with friends. Busy schedules filled with school, sports, lessons, and other extracurricular activities don’t give kids the same opportunities to just hang out and bond with friends that many of us were lucky enough to experience as kids. The skating rink is an affordable, safe place for kids to have playdates and a place for tweens and teens to hang out as a group.
While we’re always a great “rain or shine” option, early spring is a beautiful time to get outside and enjoy nature. Take a nature walk at the Piney Orchard Nature Preserve, or explore the Patuxent Research Refuge. Of course, you don’t have to go far from home to get some quality time with nature. Encourage your kids to ride bikes with friends in your neighborhood, or build a fort in the backyard for playing, reading, and hanging out sans electronics. Check out our schedule to see the hours of our public skate sessions, and follow us on Facebook if you want to get updates about upcoming events and specials!