Finally, spring break is upon us! No school, no homework, and for some of us…no plans.
Are you staying home with the parents and little bro this break while all your friends take off to far-flung tropical islands? Don't suffer through one more Instagram of your BFF's selfie under the sun! It's time to see the opportunities that are right at your fingertips. Here are five ways to have the best spring break EVER at home!
1. DONATE YOUR TIME TO A WORTHY CAUSE
Why not make this year's spring break really count? Use your free time to volunteer and spread the HALO Effect
in your hometown! Try visiting a nursing home or hospital to brighten someone's day. Help out at your local animal shelter, or if you live near a body of water, consider volunteering for environmental clean-up projects. If you love books, check out local libraries to see if they need volunteer help re-stocking items, or visit your old elementary school teachers and read to their current students! You'll feel really good about the way you're spending your free time and you'll get to help others along the way.
2. HAVE A MOVIE MARATHON IN YOUR PJS
You know that one time you pretended to love
a movie, but had secretly never seen it? Well, it's time to grab your lightly buttered popcorn, get comfy that onesie, and hold you very own
major motion picture event! Make a list of a few flicks you've been dying to see, then try to make it through several movies before taking a break. It is a marathon, after all! And the best part? You don't have to leave your couch!
3. BE A TOURIST IN YOUR OWN CITY
Maybe you've lived your whole life in one place… but never knew it was home to the World's Largest Ball of Twine. Or home to a museum filled with banana artifacts. Or a roller coaster graveyard! Whether you live in a bustling city or an idyllic small town, there are bound to be hidden gems you've yet to discover. Do a little research, get a move on in the landmarks around your hometown, and see your city through a new lens!
4. BECOME YOUR OWN PERSONAL CHEF
Instead of spending the day on the couch watching cooking shows, make a trip to the store for some fresh ingredients to make your own gourmet dishes at home. Check out online recipes and cooking videos to teach yourself to cook like a pro; you may be surprised by what you can make in your own kitchen! Once you've completed your delicious creations, take a photo to share it on social media (#foodie) to impress your friends with your new skills!
5. TREAT YOURSELF TO AN AT-HOME SPA DAY
Because we all deserve a little tender loving care sometimes…without
spending major $$$. Head over to your local convenience store and pick up some candles, a loofa, and bubble bath. Put on that new Lea Michele record, and indulge! It's been a long winter, you're due for some pampering.
6. JOIN TEENNICK FOR THE 'BEST SPRING BREAK EVER!'
We couldn't resist leaving you with one bonus pro-tip from yours truly! No matter where you'll be on your week off, we're packing your Saturdays for the next five weeks with all of your Nick favorites like Victorious, iCarly, and Big Time Rush. Don't miss the best adventure-themed episodes! And if you're really
having the Best Spring Break Ever
, follow us @TeenNick to take our Best Spring Break Ever logo
with you wherever you go, whatever you do! Send us your photos, and we'll put our favorites on air!