One of our most popular Pinterest re-pins is the one with a quote about motherhood: “You know you are a mom when going grocery shopping by yourself feels like a holiday and going on a family holiday feels like work”.

The upcoming school holiday can catch you unawares – it’s happened to me! You need to plan vacations, activities and/or childcare. So here are a few ideas:

  1. Art camps: You can choose between Arts Umbrella and 4Cats Art Studio or do a drop in at the Vancouver Art Gallery.  A) 4Cats Arts Studio – all over BC – the BEST most fun studio EVER – to increase your kids art-ability – they have found the art of making art fun B) Arts Umbrella Spring Break Camp – variety of art forms including drawing, painting, hip hop, dress-up drama, digital art, sculpture and more. There are two sessions: March 18-22 and March 25-28 running on Granville Island and in Surrey South.C) 

    Family Fuse Spring Break at the Vancouver Art Gallery, March 18-29 The Art Gallery is extending its weekly Family Art & Education Programs for the entire Spring Break. Drop by with the family daily from 12pm to 4pm for fun with Art Agents and hands-on workshops. Free for members or with gallery admission

  2. Pear Tree camps – focused on developing 21st century skills like critical thinking, hands-on exploration and applying technology
  3. Bricks for kids camps – Based in Coquitlam, designed and created by teachers, architects and engineering professionals, the hands-on curriculum introduces children age 3–13+ to concepts of engineering, architecture and mechanics using LEGO® bricks.
  4. Burnaby Village Museum is hosting a Spring Break Scavenger Hunt with the theme being Puppets and Pageantry.“Start the hunt! Marionette, paper bag, and shadow puppets of all sorts! Explore this unique form of theatre art with a scavenger hunt, crafts, and lively performances. Need to take a break – make a craft, enjoy a performance or take a whirl on the carousel. All are included with admission”.
  5. Heist Spring Break Forensics Program at Vancouver Police Museum, March 19-21; March 26-28 “Don your investigator cap and help the VPD solve a crime. This is the real deal. A painting has been stolen and the police need your help. The forensic fun includes clues, crime scene photography, footprint analysis and even ballistics.“

And you – what would you suggest?

Alexandra T. Greenhill, MOM, MD, CEO and Co-founder myBestHelper

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