Make It A #GrandMarchBreak with Crafts from Grand & Toy

Make It A #GrandMarchBreak with Crafts from Grand & Toy

March Break is only a few days away and while the kids are super excited for a week off of school, if you are like me you can probably already hear the dreaded, “I am SO bored!”. It’s inevitable that every year we hear this at least once during the week. We do not go away during the March Break, mostly because of the cost of travelling during this time period so we have to think of unique and different ways to keep the boys active and enjoying themselves throughout the week every year.

Over the last six years, we have learned some pretty good ideas on how to keep them active not only physically but mentally too and that wont break the bank!

Two weeks before March Break, we always create a five day calendar for the week with an am/pm slot for each day. We sit down as a family and talk about what we really want to do during the week, what is a must and what is a maybe. Then we start putting the items into place.

Every day we choose one physical activity (swimming at our local pool, playing at the park, indoor family gym) to do in the morning or if the weather is bad we can switch it to the afternoon. Keeping them physically active is necessary so they get their energy out in a constructive manner. Our local community centres have fantastic swim and open family gym times that work well for our schedule.

Have a #GrandMarchBreak with Crafts from Grand & Toy

In the afternoon, we like to keep their minds and hands busy with crafts. I don’t think anyone ever stops loving the feel of making something with their hands whether it be a painting, colouring a pre-drawn picture, cut and pasting and even using model clay. My personal favourite is painting, I can paint for hours on end! These are fun, simple and inexpensive ways to keep your child creative and their minds active during the week. You can pick a daily theme for your crafting activities to keep things varied and encourage your child to try new things when it comes to crafting.

Grand & Toy has all you need to stock up your crafting drawers and keep your children (or grandchildren!) occupied throughout their vacation. You can conveniently order online and have all of your crafting (and office supplies if you like to multitask like me!) shipped to your home. Make it even more exciting for your kids by letting them join in the ordering process, picking out what they want to use to make their creations. Then watch their excitement grow as the parcel is delivered to your door!

Here are some of our crafting creations that we made with our supplies from Grand & Toy:

Make It A #GrandMarchBreak with Grand & Toy

Watch out for more creations coming this week on Twitter and Instagram with the #GrandMarchBreak hashtag. Share your crafts with me and Grand & Toy online too! We love seeing what you are up to too.

My Canadian readers can now enter to win their own Grand & Toy #GrandMarchBreak Survival Kit, that includes: modelling clay, hot chocolate, scented markers, Elmer’s glue, scissors, pencil crayons, construction paper, exercise book and prang paint. Enter via the Rafflecopter form below – good luck!

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Disclosure: I received a March Break survival kit from Grand & Toy, all opinions expressed are my own.

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Florence C
Florence C
6 years ago

I would want lots of colored paper and markers in my March Break survival kit.

Silvia D
Silvia D
6 years ago

In my Spring Break Survival Kit I would need a printer to print out things and pictures or all the fun and memories…Canon PIXMA PRO-100 – printer – color – ink-jet,,, then would need some Rolland ReproPlus Recycled Copy Paper, scissors, colored pencils, markers…

ivy pluchinsky
ivy pluchinsky
6 years ago

I would want lots of construction paper, or colored paper, and lots of pencil crayons or markers!

Anne Taylor
Anne Taylor
6 years ago

I’d love the D-Link DCS-4602EV Full HD Outdoor Vandal-Proof PoE Dome Camera – network surveillance camera in my kit to make sure my grandkids are safe at home!

Jenness M
Jenness M
6 years ago

A Samsung tv for my bedroom would be lovely!

Jonnie
Jonnie
6 years ago

In a March Break survival kit, I would want some Sharpie Paint Markers, Crayola modelling clay, some Elmers Glitter Glue, and some Neenah Astrobrights Cover Paper

Sabrina Tong
Sabrina Tong
6 years ago

I would want something like these water colour crayons so that we can try crafting/creating with a new medium this spring break. https://www.grandandtoy.com/en/product/STD223-M24_Staedtler_Karat_Aquarell_Water_Color_Crayons.aspx

Elena
Elena
6 years ago

I would add the crayola dustless chalk to the craft kit. We have a chalkboard here that the kids love.

Judy Cowan
Judy Cowan
6 years ago

I would want lots of markers, pencil crayons, and paper in my survival kit.

Athena
Athena
6 years ago

Permanent markers to do some ceramic crafting

Krista M
Krista M
6 years ago

I would love to have the Bienfang Sketch Book & Dixon Prang Charcoal Pencils to create some lovely drawings!

Jenny Major
Jenny Major
6 years ago

id like markers and paper

heidi c.
heidi c.
6 years ago

We need markers, crayons, scissors and lots of paper!

Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard
Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard
6 years ago

I would want Bic For Her Retractable Gel Pens to be in mine

Josh S
Josh S
6 years ago

Scented markers are fun. I’m not afraid to admit that.

Laurie B
Laurie B
6 years ago

I would want the Paper Mate InkJoy Gel Retractable Pens in a March Break survival kit

Nicole
Nicole
6 years ago

Anything Crayola!!

Lisa bolduc
Lisa bolduc
6 years ago

I would like the kraft paper roll. We would trace out our body and then make a paper version of ourselves

Juliee Fitze
Juliee Fitze
6 years ago

I would get some of their coloured card stock and lots of sharpies for my March box.

Courtney
Courtney
6 years ago

I’d want construction paper. You can do so much with it, and we never have any in our house!

andrea amy
andrea amy
6 years ago

a PERFECT March survival kit for my house would include art/craft supplies, a couple books, a board game, a new DVD for movie night, popcorn and chocolate!

lori b
lori b
6 years ago

a printer that is ink friendly so I can print out some activity sheets

Lindsay T
Lindsay T
6 years ago

I’d love the Staedtler Ergosoft Colored Pencil so I could do some adult colouring pages over March Break!

Maritess
Maritess
6 years ago

I would like to find markers, construction paper, and lots of paints inside my March Break craft survival kit

Cheryl
Cheryl
6 years ago

Lots of crayons, markers and construction paper is needed for our crafts

joy
joy
6 years ago

i would like the Staedtler Ergosoft Colored Pencil set in my March Break kit! we could do lots of colouring!!

Kam
Kam
6 years ago

I would want some crayons, paper, and glue to keep the little one occupied during March break!!!

Karla Sceviour
Karla Sceviour
6 years ago

paper,,markers, movies and snacks!

Kim K
Kim K
6 years ago

I would want coloured pencils, markers and colourful papers in my March Break survival kit.

sarah
sarah
6 years ago

I would love to find a moleskin classic journal in my March Break survival kit.

Melissa Finn
Melissa Finn
6 years ago

I would love lots of glitter, sharpies & coloured paper! Oh and wine for the moms!

missbobloblaw
missbobloblaw
6 years ago

I would want a bagillion k-cups & some coloured pencils & paper & sparkle glue!

Robyn Bellefleur
Robyn Bellefleur
6 years ago

I would want lots of glue and colored construction paper in my March Break survival kit.

Gillian Morgan
Gillian Morgan
6 years ago

I would want OfficeMax Glue Stick, Prang Sketcho Oil Pastel Crayons, crayola crayons, Construction Paper and Westcott Kids’ 5″ Scissors With Microban.

tanyab79
tanyab79
6 years ago

I would like the Prang Washable Tempera Paint Set in my survival kit.

Glogirl
Glogirl
6 years ago

I would want Neenah Astrobrights Paper, Sharpie Electro Pop Limited Edition Fine Point Permanent Markers and Staedtler Karat Aquarell Water Color Crayons in a March Break Survival Kit.

Tina L.
Tina L.
6 years ago

Lots of paper, scissors, glue and markers

maria
maria
6 years ago

I need some binders

roger simmons
roger simmons
6 years ago

Well a 46″ TV certainly helps on a Break.

Tammy Dalley
Tammy Dalley
6 years ago

I would want markers paper and some pencils!

Eldon
Eldon
6 years ago

I would want Crayola markers!

Jennifer L.
Jennifer L.
6 years ago

I would want a package of Sharpie Fine-Tip Markers.

Rebby
Rebby
6 years ago

I’d love Sharpie fine tip markers in my kit!

Amy C
Amy C
6 years ago

I would like Boise Fireworx Coloured Multi-Use Paper and Expo Low-Odour Dry-Erase Colour Markers.

Tracy D
Tracy D
6 years ago

I would want lots of crafting supplies, scissors, markets, fancy paper…and coffee for me!

Sunshine G
Sunshine G
6 years ago

Construction paper and glitter glue…you can never have too much of either of those!

Sarah at Journeys of The Zoo

Going to Grand and Toy for me is like my kids going to a candy shop. So many great things to choose from. I’d get the orange coloured paper and make a bunch of big “Z”‘s!

https://www.grandandtoy.com/en/product/MP2201-PKN_Boise_Fireworx_Coloured_Multi-Use_Paper.aspx

Besos, Sarah
Journeys of The Zoo

Jessica
Jessica
6 years ago

Modelling clay in all kinds of colours. My kids have become interested in stop motion animation… there’s a project that could last the whole week! 🙂

Belinda McNabb
Belinda McNabb
6 years ago

would like ink for my printer to to print out some colouring pages

loucheryl
loucheryl
6 years ago

I would love crayons, pencil crayons and paint in my kit! Glitter glue would be FAB too!