After this long and cold winter, I think it’s safe to assume that most of us could use a warm and sunny beach vacation. Unfortunately for my family, there are no beach plans for us this March. However, I remain convinced that Terre Haute has a lot of fun to offer families. As evidence, I submit to you the latest round of ideas that are all fun, family-friendly, and scheduled to take place over Vigo County’s Spring Break (March 31- April 4, 2014).
Things to Do in Terre Haute, Indiana Over Spring Break
TWO Clabber Girl Cooking Classes (win free tickets!)
You already know how I love Clabber Girl’s cooking classes for kids, but they’re usually for kids ages 7 and up. Many of you asked for a cooking class for younger kids, and guess what? Clabber Girl has happily obliged! If you have a child who is 5-8 years old, check out the class offered on Wednesday, April 2 from 10 AM-12 PM.
Here’s what the kiddos can expect:
- Scavenger Hunt within the Clabber Girl Museum
- Make your own homemade pretzel in the Clabber Girl Kitchen and take it home with you.
- Lunch (Menu: Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, Fruit Cup, Chips, Chocolate Chip Cookie, Lemonade/Water)
Registration is $25, and I’m hoping the class fills up quickly. Why do I want it to fill up quickly? Because I want Clabber Girl to continue to offer fun things for the younger crowd! (Okay, okay–I’ll admit I may be a little biased. My oldest is only three.)
If you have older kids, there’s a second cooking class for kids ages 9-12. Like the first class, registration is $25. This class will take place on Thursday, April 3 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM.
Here’s what the older crowd can expect:
- Make your own Fruit Pizza & Homemade Pretzel in the Classroom Kitchen
- Scavenger Hunt in the Clabber Girl Museum
- Lunch (Menu: Grilled Cheese, Chips, Fruit Pizza, Lemonade/Water)
Ticket sales for these two classes end on March 31 (for the younger class) and April 1 (for the older class), but you have a chance to *win* tickets here! Keep reading and you’ll find the giveaway details at the end of the post.
“Charm School” Classes at Modern Charm
If your kiddo is obsessed with washi tape (who isn’t, right?), jewelry, crafts, or paper mache, you must check out the classes offered at Modern Charm Boutique.
The classes are designed to be for small groups, so register as soon as possible. Here’s the class schedule:
- Monday March 31st–washer disc necklaces. Ages: 5-7 years, 6-8 spots available, Time: 10am-11:30pm, Cost: $10
- Wednesday April 2nd–Girls’ Banner class. Ages 7-12 years, 6 Spots available, Time: 10am-noon, Cost: $15
- Thursday April 3rd–Girls’ “Washi” tape canvas, ages 7-12years, 6-8 spots available, Time: 10am-noon,Cost: $15
- Friday April 4th–Girls’ Paper Mache Houses. 5-8 years old, 6-8 spots available, Cost: $15, Time: 10am-noon
All classes will take place in the morning. Payment needs to be made in the shop, mail or pay over the phone to hold that spot. No Refunds.
Make Pine Cone Treats at the Library
On Monday, March 31, the parks department will be making pine cone treats at the library for our wildlife friends. Please register by 3/28. All ages are invited to this FREE event!
Of course the parks department would also love to see you out hiking/biking the trails and exploring/playing at the playgrounds on one of the warm and sunny days we’ll surely (hopefully?) have over break!
$2 Admission for Community Day at the Children’s Museum
Thanks to ISU Credit Union, admission to the Terre Haute Children’s Museum will be just $2 on Tuesday, April 1st. This is such a steal for families who have yet to buy a membership! I say “yet to buy” because I really do think a membership package is the biggest steal of all. Check out one of my favorite posts (“11 Reasons Why You’ll Love the Terre Haute Children’s Museum“) if a museum visit or membership is something your family has considered. .
Special Schedule at The Bouncin’ Barn
Monday, March 17 – Friday, April 4, the Bouncin’ Barn will be open at 12pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays!
Spring Break Extravaganza at The Wigwam
The Spring Break Extravaganza Starts Saturday, March 29th.
Daily 1pm – 4pm. Evening skating on Tuesday April 1, Wednesday April 2, & Thursday April 3 from 7pm – 10pm.
$4.00 for Afternoon Sessions
$5.00 for Evening Sessions
(Skate Rental $2.00)
Storytime at Barnes and Noble on Tuesday and Saturday
Every week, Barnes and Noble hosts a storytime event for children ages 3-6. Kids can expect a story and a craft at this FREE event. Storytime takes place on Tuesday at 6 pm and Saturday at 11 am. Call 812-232-2665 for questions or to request more information.
See the Alpacas at St. Mary of the Woods
The lovely people at SMWC invite you to come out and drive through to see the alpacas. They usually come up to the fence for small children!
First Friday Events on Friday, April 4
The theme for this month is “helping hands,” and downtown Terre Haute will be celebrating volunteers. Among other things, there will be an art supply drive to help the summer art program for refugees in Syria, the ISU Women’s soccer team will be spreading the word about their Locks of Love fundraiser, and there will be storytime at the library from 5-7pm.
You’ll be so busy and having so much fun that you won’t even miss the sand, sun, and ocean. Okay, so maybe that’s a bit of an exaggeration. There’s nothing quite like the ocean. But at least if you can’t get to the ocean, there are plenty of ways to make this your best ever Terre Haute Spring Break!
Before you leave, don’t forget to take a few seconds to enter our giveaway for tickets to the Clabber Girl Cooking Classes. Your kids will thank you!
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