The weather is warming up and spring is in the air. It must be time for spring break! Below are some fun, creative and exciting spring break activities that will keep your kids happily engaged during their week off from school. (You’ll be happy too knowing they aren’t bored or spending too much wasted “screen time.”) Check out these awesome offerings:
Super Spring Break Activities:
1. EXTRACURRICULAR CENTER
Fun Electronics & Coding Classes, March 21- 24
The Extracurricular Center is a dynamic activity center geared toward any child who likes to have fun and learn by doing. Located at 1642 Westgate Circle in the Maryland Farms section of Brentwood, the Extracurricular Center provides kids hands-on experience in math, technology, engineering and science.
Keep your child entertained and learning over spring break.
Intro to Electronics: Mon.-Thurs., 9am – Noon, Grades 4+. Students will get to learn about electricity, while building cool machines that use a variety of sensors. To register, click here (link).
Intro to Python: Mon.-Thurs., 1pm-3pm, Grades 4+. If your child wants to learn how to code, this is the class for them. Licensed Extracurricular Center teachers will educate kids on a code called Python during this class. The kids will learn to make some simple games while learning the basics of coding in Python.
The Extracurricular Center provides public, private and homeschooled students the opportunity to engage in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) projects outside of the traditional school classroom. The educational philosophy at the Extracurricular Center is that all students benefit from hands-on experience with STEM concepts, and there is no reason why these experiences should not be fun!
To register for the Spring Break classes, click here.
Spring Break One Day Camps
Cheekwood is holding One Day Camps, weekdays, March 16 – 25 for 5 – 12 year olds from 9am-4pm. Kids will experience an action-packed day filled with Cheekwood’s all-time favorite art projects. The kids will get to draw, paint and explore the gardens. This year the camps will be offered “a la carte” – each day must be signed up separately. Morning care and after care provided, separately. Cheekwood Art & Gardens, located at 1200 Forest Park Drive in Nashville. Click here for more information.
3. COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME
Discover the History of Country Music for Free
Attention Middle Tennessee students! Discover the history of country music for free through hands-on programs and a Museum Activity Pack full of gallery games, at-home activities and keepsakes. Check out new museum pieces from artists like Elvis Presley, Taylor Swift, and Dierks Bentley.
Read more: Youth & Family Programs – Education – Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum – Nashville, TN
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Dates are March 19 – April 3 for a grades K-12. Chaperones (up to two per student) receive $10 off adult Museum general admission. Must have school ID or wear school apparel. Click here for more information.
4. THE NASHVILLE ZOO
Historic Home Kid-Friendly Tours & More
Have your kids ever wondered what’s inside that old looking house at the zoo? Now they can find out. The Nashville Zoo is offering Historic Home Kid-Friendly Tours beginning March 19. Offered several times a day, these one-half hour tours are shorter, kid-friendly and focus more on what children may find interesting. The kids will also learn about the history and importance of the home, and how Grassmere became the Nashville Zoo. Located at 3777 Nolensville Pike in Nashville, the Zoo at Grassmere also has many activities going on daily, like their educational animal shows called “Animal Encounters,” “Keeper Talk,” not to mention a fantastic play structure. Click here for more information.