Fun March Break activities for the kids

Keep your kids entertained this March Break with these fun activities.

This story was originally titled "March Break Ideas" in the March 2006 issue. Subscribe to Canadian Living today and never miss an issue!

Have a mini movie night. Invite your child's friends over (5 to 8 p.m., pj's optional). Use a favourite flick as inspiration – serve Finding Nemo fish cakes, for example, or Disney Princess cupcakes.

When sap starts to run, head out to the sugar bush to make maple syrup – many nature centres offer programs. Canada is famous worldwide for its pure maple syrup, so pour it on your kids' pancakes and ice cream.

Pretend you're a tourist and revisit your kids' favourite local attractions
(or check out ones you've never seen). It's a fun way to fake a vacation. If you can spring for a night in a hotel with a pool, even better.

Ride the rails. Kids love trains. Take a short locomotive ride in your neck of the woods, build a model train set or visit a train museum.

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