Spring break is a timely pause from the hectic grind of school activities. It gives families a time to catch their breath, bond, and recover enough to get back into the swing of life.
Although some folks love to capitalize on spring break for taking that well-earned vacation to the beach or mountains, many others choose to stick around and just enjoy being home.
In our list of fun activities for spring break planning, you’ll find something that fits your community.
5 fun spring break activities for your mobile home community
Before we lay out the list of activities and tips to make them a reality, let’s pause for an important point here. You don’t have to do it alone. There are people in your community who are willing and happy to volunteer. Planning these events is a great way to connect with your community. Working alongside them will take this connecting a step further.
Yard sale day
As you know, with spring comes spring cleaning. This is prime time to get your community on board for a community-wide yard sale.
Hosting a community-wide yard sale day is a fun opportunity to get your community out of their homes and connecting to one another in an easy way.
Send out invitations a couple weeks in advance so your residents can begin sifting through their belongings and organizing their goods for sale.
As we all are victims of the clutter bug, your residents will be glad to earn some cash or barter their belongings. They’ll free up space in their homes and feel better about seeing neglected goods put to use.
On a similar note, those on the purchase end will be delighted to find tools, clothes, and more at a bargain price.
Front porch competition
It’s time to get into the spring spirit! Birds are singing, flowers are blooming, and the air is reviving!
What better way to welcome spring than to clean and spruce up your porch with a spring motif?
In an effort to get your community on board for spring vibes throughout your park, host a decorated front porch contest.
Send out flyers to your residents laying out the rules. Mention the competition’s motif (spring or you can be more specific), and how and when judging will take place.
Incidentally, while your residents are having fun, your mobile home park will get a little sprucing up in the process.
Notably, food is always a great way to bring people out of their homes into socializing. A spring potluck get together is a great spring break activity.
Invite your residents to bring a dish and a desert, notifying them of the potluck weeks in advance. It may help to send them another little reminder note a few days before the big day.
If you’d like, you can pick a theme and suggest your residents bring food that reflects your theme.
Another great addition to your potluck gather is the inclusion of fun activities for the kids and adults. Maybe you can have some board games out or invite someone to coordinate some fun outdoor games or activities.
Family fun day
Alternatively, you can go all out on the potluck and turn it into a full-fledged family fun day. If you feel that the fun and food is a bit hard to organize, consider turning it into a family fun day picnic. Just make sure you state that clearly in the invitation – every family is responsible for bringing his or her own picnic lunch and drinks.
So what does a family fun day look like?
Our idea of a spring family fun day entails getting folks out into the open air and actively enjoying the spring day. You can host games like potato sack races and three-legged races. Setting up a game of outdoor twister can also be fun. Horseshoes and limbo are some other fun games you can add to the mix.
As a service, you may invite a business to sponsor cases of bottled water. Or you may just keep a cooler stocked throughout the day, selling the bottles for a nominal fee.
Invite a seasoned gardener to host a fun workshop for your residents. This a great way to encourage people to spruce up their yards. Empower them with the knowledge and skills to find a new therapeutic and beautifying hobby.
Celebrate the fresh air and make sweet memories
Eventually, spring break will come to an end, but the memories made will last a lifetime. Why not encourage family and community bonding for those who are enjoying spring break from home?
While there are some serious things to put on your spring checklist, adding a fun spring break activity is a rewarding task.