Many teachers look forward to their much-needed spring break as the school year winds down. It can be a time to relax and recharge before returning to finish the school year.

But what should you do during your break? Here are 25 fun and relaxing things every teacher should do on spring break.

1. Relax and Unwind: This is probably the most essential thing to do on spring break. After a long school year, it's important to take some time for yourself and relax. Whether you stay home or go on a vacation, make sure to take some time just to relax and enjoy yourself.

2. Catch Up on Rest: Another vital thing to do on spring break is catch up on some much-needed rest. Get a good night's sleep and take naps when you can. You'll feel more refreshed and recharged when you return to school. 

3. Spend Time with Family and Friends: Spring break is a great time to spend with family and friends. Whether you stay close to home or travel, make sure to spend time with the people you care about.

4. Enjoy the Weather: The weather is one of the best things about spring break. Enjoy the sun and warm weather by going for walks, playing outside, or sitting in the park.


5. Exercise: It's essential to keep up your fitness routine during the break, mainly if you're not used to taking a lot of time off. Whether you go for a run, bike ride, or just take a walk, getting some exercise is a great way to spend your break.

6. Catch Up on Your Reading: Spring is a great time to catch up on your reading. Whether you're catching up on the latest bestseller or reading a classic, take some time to curl up with a good book.  Head right down the street to your local library for great resources and a relaxing day of browsing.  

7. Visit a Local Museum: Spring break is a great time to visit a local museum. Many museums have special exhibits that are only open for a limited time, so check out what's happening at your favorite museum.

8. Binge-Watch Your Favorite Shows: Take advantage of your time off by binge-watching your favorite shows. Get caught up on all the episodes you've missed and spend some time relaxing in front of the TV.

9. Attend a Sporting Event: Spring is a great time to catch up on your favorite sports teams. Whether you go to a baseball game or watch the basketball playoffs, catch some of the action.

10. Get a Massage: If you're feeling stressed, treat yourself to a massage. You can go to a spa or get a massage at home. Either way, you're sure to feel better after a relaxing massage.

11. Volunteer: If you're looking for a way to give back, consider volunteering during your spring break. Many organizations could use your help, and you'll feel good knowing you've made a difference.

12. Visit a Theme Park: Visit a nearby theme park if you're looking for some fun. You can enjoy rides, games, and food, and you're sure to have a great time.

13. Go Camping: If you're looking to get away from it all, go camping during your spring break. You can explore the great outdoors and enjoy some peace and quiet.

14. Take a Day Trip: Take a day trip instead; take a day trip instead if you don't want to travel far, take a day trip instead. Visit a nearby town or city and explore what it has to offer.

15. Stay-cation: If you're on a budget or just don't want to travel, consider staying at home for your spring break. You can take advantage of all the activities your town or city offers.

16. Cook Your Favorite Foods: One of the best things about staying at home for spring break is that you can cook your favorite foods. Make a big batch of your favorite recipe and enjoy it all week long.

17. Go on a Road Trip: There is nothing better than exploring. Throw some clothes in a bag and hit the road on your next big adventure.  National parks are a wonderful place to visit this time of year. 

While visiting a national park, grab information about their fantastic Every Kid Outdoors program.  This program grants all fourth graders and their families access to their very own Every Kid Outdoors pass. This pass provides free access to national parks across the country.

Read more about this program here: Your Guide To ‘Every Kid Outdoors’ National Parks Pass

18. Catch Up on Your Projects: If you have any projects that you've been putting off, now is the perfect time to catch up on them.  Eliminating old tasks can help clear your mind and leave you refreshed to return to the school year after spring break. 

19. Go Shopping: Take advantage of your time off by shopping. Now is a great time to stock up on winter clothing as most retailers are changing seasons. You can find great deals on clothing, cosmetics, and more.

20. Bird Watch: One of the best things about spring is that you can spend more time outside. Take advantage of the weather and go for a walk and bird watch.  Bird watching can be very calmly and help you get more in touch with nature.   

21. Garden: If you're looking for a way to spend your time outside, consider gardening. You can plant flowers, vegetables, or herbs and enjoy watching them grow.  If you have kids at home, this is also a great activity to help keep them busy and active. 

22. Take a Class: Spring is a great time to take a class. You can learn a new skill or just improve on the ones you already have.

23. Play Games: If you're looking for a way to have some fun, consider playing games. You can play board games, video games, or even sports.

24. Have a Picnic: One of the best things about spring is that you can have a picnic. Pack a lunch and head to your favorite park for an outdoor lunch.  Make sure to pack your sunscreen and bug-spray!

25. Paint: If you're looking to relax, consider painting. Painting is a great way to let your creative side out, and you can create something to hang on your wall.

No matter what you choose to do during your spring break, relax and recharge. 

This school year has been challenging, and you deserve a break. Use your time off to do something fun and relaxing, and you'll feel better when it's time to head back to school.

What are some of your favorite things to do during spring break? Let us know in the comments below.

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25 Things Every Teacher Should Do on Spring Break was authored by:
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Alaina Clark-Weinstein is the Chief Operations Officer at TeacherGoals. Alaina joined TeacherGoals in 2020 and has been an integral part of advancing the organization and spearheading new initiatives. Alaina oversees the day-to-day tasks and operational functions of TeacherGoals.

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