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Michelle is the Digital Media Producer for The Telegraph and NH.com. She spends her workdays searching for things to do in New Hampshire and then putting them into the NH.com event calendar. Michelle is originally from St. Louis but has been in New Hampshire for over 15 years, "I love my home state, but New Hampshire has the mountains, the seacoast and perfect summer days!" She is the mother of 5 children varying in age from 20 to 8 and loves to find inexpensive things to do with her kids. Michelle enjoys New Hampshire's music scene and is always on the lookout for new bands and new places to enjoy them. She also enjoys her dogs, cats and, when possible, a day of nothing but movies and sleeping!
Rainy spring break, what to do with kids this week in NH
Monday, April 23, 2012
Ok, so Spring Break isn't starting out so great. It's raining. It's going to keep raining. No amount of "but honey, the flowers and trees are thirsty" is consoling my children and I had better come up with a plan.
A trip to the museum maybe? Many museums and libraries have special programs and pricing this week. To find one near you check out our Museum & Gallery pages.
Your kids not into museums? That's ok! Try contacting your local park & recreation department or library. Many have provided free or low cost activities for kids this week. When mine were very young the library was a favorite, providing puppet shows, crafts and more nearly everyday!
New Hampshire has many neat things to do everywhere! NH.com's Attractions page is great to use when you have no idea what your family is in the mood for. Attractions are sorted by category and I suggest using this list as a place for ideas. I know my kids love looking down it to suggest new places to go and things to do.
Some of us love rainy days because they are a great excuse to stay home. That can be fun too! How about a tent in the living room and a picnic on the floor in front of it? Or visit a local craft store for a project to complete. I love to bake with the kids so there are some yummy cookies in our future.
Puzzles are fun too. I lost control of my kitchen table to a 1000 piece puzzle yesterday. It's so amazing to watch the kids gather around it looking for pieces, competing on who can place the next one and helping each other find particularly difficult matches.
Of course, when the kids are antsy you could always suggest they clean their rooms. My kids absolutely hate this, but it keeps them busy and they nearly always discover a long lost favorite toy or activity to keep them busy for the afternoon.
Have fun this week! I know I will! We are packing up a picnic lunch to eat in the car, and are off on a museum adventure then, home to bake cookies! Tomorrow we clean rooms and start a family craft project. I wonder how many days my table will be a puzzle mat?
To find things to do your area check out NH.com's region guides. There, you will find links to your town's website, library and other things to do in your region. Click the the Points of Interest tab or the name of your town for lots more information about the region you are in or visiting.
Hint: To find vacation activities go to your town's website and click on the Parks & Recreation Department or the Town Calendar.
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