Ask An Expert: Spring Break Staycation Activities For Kids In Boston

March 13, 2015 6:00 AM

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School vacation is right around the corner and that means it’s time to get busy and find things to do with the kiddos. Living in the Boston area means there are always plenty of activities to choose from. Eat, stay active and get some variety with these great tips from one of Boston’s best mommy bloggers.
Robin Ruehrwein
Mom & Boston Blogger
massholemommy.com

Robin has lived on the south shore of Massachusetts for her entire life. She is a mom to two energetic little boys, ages seven and 10, and she loves to share her family’s adventures on her website, Masshole Mommy. She loves to travel, she’s a major Disney fanatic and absolutely loves ’80s movies. When she’s not busy chasing her boys around, you will most likely find her in a zumba class or at the dojo working towards her black belt in krav maga. She is a self-proclaimed geek and enjoys sharing her love of pop culture, especially Star Wars, with her children.

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(Credit: iStockphoto)


Sledding or Snow Tubing

“If there’s one thing to do in Boston, it is sledding or snow tubing. Mother Nature has blessed most of the state of Massachusetts with several feet of snow this winter, so grab a sled and go have some fun. This is something that my family loves to do and the best part of a day of sledding is coming home to a nice warm cup of hot chocolate.”

Make Some Snow Cream

“Since there’s plenty of snow to spare in the Boston area, I think making snow cream (think ice cream) is a brilliant idea. Of course, we’ll need to find clean snow to complete this activity. To make snow cream, all you need is snow, milk, sugar and vanilla. We like to add a little bit of food coloring to ours for some variety.”

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(Image: Museum of Science Boston)

(Image: Museum of Science Boston)


Spend the day at the Museum of Science in Boston

“As I mentioned before, we don’t know how to sit still, which is why we like to spend time at local museums. One of our favorite museums is the Museum of Science in Boston. We love all the hands-on activities the museum has to offer and we love watching the electric show which features the world’s largest air-insulated Van De Graff generator. It’s really something to see. Plan to spend the whole day there when you go, because believe me, you’re kids are not going to want to leave.”

Go Roller Skating

“If there’s something I loved to do as a kid, it was to go roller skating. This upcoming school vacation, I plan on taking my boys roller skating. Not only will it wear them out, but I’m sure I’ll embarrass myself a few times, too.”

(Image: Patriot Place)

(Image: Patriot Place)


Spend the day at Patriot Place

“I’m all about going to ONE place and experiencing a ton of activities. I love Patriot Place for so many reasons. You can go ice skating, go on an interactive adventure at 5 Wits, take in a movie, eat at one of the many fantastic restaurants and even visit the Patriots Hall of Fame. The folks at Patriot Place usually set up special activities during school vacation weeks, so be sure to check the website to see what’s going on before you go.”

Spend Time Baking

“We love to spend time doing activities, but we also love to bake! We’ll spend time baking in our own little kitchen during the upcoming break. My boys love being involved in the entire process, so make baking a family affair – and then spend some time decorating them once your treats are baked. I pull out all the stops with colored frosting, sprinkles and candies to top our cookies or cupcakes with. Once you’re done, enjoy your sweet treats.”

Now is a great time to live in the Boston area with so many fun things to do, see and eat. What are your favorite things to do in the Boston area for kids?

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Cameron Bruns is the founder of BostonGreenBlog.com and co-author of Just Us Gals Boston. She lives in Boston’s North End, where her goal is to promote ethical, stylish, and sustainable lifestyle choices to all Boston residents. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.

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