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Planning activities, snacks, field trips + grocery list with pre schooler

Spring break is always a much anticipated break even with the unusual number of snow days we experienced this year.  A good plan with plenty of healthy meals, and nutritious snacks along with lots of creative activities is essential to keeping up with the 4 year old this year.  I put together a five day plan to make organizing and inspiration easy for this special grandma time.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Breakfast Cheerios, juice sausage biscuit, milk apple fritters, milk
/biscuit balls, strawberries,
frozen fruit cup, 
sausage balls
Activity Sock Snake

color naming, counting, 
story telling, following 

behavior, choices, letters, numbers, colors, shapes
15 Simple Science Projects For Kids.
following directions
Train to Zoo-
take digital 
travel game

counting, sounds, shapes, behaviors
sounds, shapes,
following directions
Lunch tortilla/turkey/
cream cheese
/apple roll, 
& carrots,
spaghetti octopus, broccoli, peaches, milk Apple + Cheddar + Ham Rolls
cheese apple ham, 
peas, milk
tortilla hot dog, 
bell pepper strips, 
Ranch dressing, 
string cheese,
cookies, milk
/recipes/chicken-in-a-sleeping-bag/c73b2f09-49a3-4bb9-b6d3-9c1cca5ac673/dough  ham. cheese a chicken  cheese.
crescent/ham/cheese/nugget, grapes, milk
Snack RITZ® Flower recipe
frozen fruit/milk 
vanilla wafers
ice cream @ zoo peanut butter/jelly rolls
peanut butter jelly rolls
Activity City park
 rock collecting 
& painting 
play ground Straw blown art for kids
Straw painting
Train home from Zoo, 
pretzels, grapes, 
digital games, music w/headphones
A marble run made from toilet paper and paper towel rolls.http://howtogiveandtake.

Bonus day options:  pancake sausage stick, bake cookies,  McDonalds & playground,  rest/read, cookies, tape out racetrack for cars, music

Grocery list: 
  • cheerios
  • can biscuits
  • pancake mix
  • crackers
  • vanilla wafers
  • bread
  • tortilla
  • pretzels
  • spaghetti
  • cheddar cheese
  • string cheese
  • cream cheese
  • milk
  • baby carrots
  • apple
  • strawberries
  • banana
  • peach
  • grapes
  • fruit cocktail
  • juice
  • peas
  • broccoli
  • bell pepper
  • peanut butter
  • jelly
  • Nutella
  • deli ham
  • deli turkey
  • turkey hot dog
  • turkey sausage
  • chicken nuggets


  1. What a great idea! I could see using your plan as an inspiration for all ages Jeannie!

    1. Thanks Kathe, I tried to keep it so the 1st grader will enjoy herself if she gets to come too.

  2. This is a great plan. Spring break is always hard since you want to stay on schedule but still have fun! And it is hard to keep a 4 year's attention for any amount of time! I love a lot of your ideas!

    1. It is a pretty basic plan that can be adjusted as needed, because you are right about 4 year old attention spans.

  3. Jeannie, this is a great plan. I'd love to get ice cream at the zoo. The zoo is one of my favorite places when it's nice out. These are all wonderful ideas. I've pinned your plan. I found you at the Eat, Create Play party.

  4. Sounds like a great fun filled plan! I love those nuggets in blankets! They're so cute! I found you at Freedom Friday. It's nice to meet you! Please feel welcome to link up at my Friendship Friday.


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