The community hosts spring break activities for kids


Taylor Goodman ('25)

The Katz JCC and the Cherry Hill Public Library are hosting events to keep kids busy during spring break.

Many parents struggle to keep their children busy during spring break. With the kids having no school and the parents having to do work, this leaves the kids either bothering their parents or complaining of boredom. Luckily, some places in the community are offering spring break camp sessions and events for kids during the day. This is a great way to keep the kids busy so parents can get work done without distractions.
The Katz JCC is hosting Vacation Days during spring break for elementary school students to attend. This camp will last from 8:30 am-5:00 pm every day except on April 5 when the JCC closes at 3:00 pm.
“These all-day programs are the place to be on holidays, NJEA convention days, teacher in service and winter/spring break!”
Teens in the community are offered the opportunity to be group leaders during these Vacation Days. The group leaders will create a “bunk” atmosphere and lead the kids in group activities throughout the day to keep their brains stimulated.
The Cherry Hill Public Library is hosting a variety of events for elementary school-aged kids during the week of spring break as well. On Monday, April 3, they are hosting a LEGO Free Build event for kids in grades K-5. This event will be from 2:00 pm-4:00 pm in the Children’s Story and Craft Room (Upper Level). This event is a drop-in program and no registration is required. Kids will be provided with a collection of LEGO pieces to make their own creations.
On Tuesday, April 4, they are holding a Candy Bingo event for all ages. This event will last from 2:00 pm-4:00 pm in the Conference Center (Lower Level). This event has a $10 registration fee to cover the 5 rounds of bingo and the candy. Winners will be rewarded with more candy and gift cards.
Also on Tuesday is a Craft-O-Rama: Make Your Own Book event. This event is on Tuesday night from 6:00 pm-7:00 pm for upper elementary school kids (grades 3-5). This event will occur in the Children’s Story & Craft Room (Upper Level). The kids will be making books using simple materials and a four-hole Japanese side-sewn binding technique. Registration is required for this event.
On Wednesday, April 5, they will be hosting a Giant Games event from 2:00 pm-4:00 pm. This event is for elementary school-aged kids from grades K-5. The kids will play games but at a larger scale “such as Giant Uno, Giant Jenga, Giant Chess, Giant Connect Four and more!” This event will be held in the Children’s Library (Upper Level).
On Thursday, April 6, from 10:30 am-11:00 am, they will be hosting a Story Time event. This event is meant for ages 3-5 and will include stories, songs, and fingerplays. This event will occur in the Children’s Story & Craft Room (Upper Level). Registration is required for this event.
On Friday, April 7, they will be hosting a Drop-In Craft: Rainbow Suncatcher event. This event will take place from 2:00 pm-4:00 pm for kids in grades K-5. In this event, kids will use colorful paper to create rainbow sun catchers to hang up on windows. This event will be in the Children’s Story & Craft Room (Upper Level); no registration is required!
These spring break activities are great options to keep kids busy during the week off from school and sports. Kids constantly need to be kept busy during the day, so these camps and events can help to occupy them with brain-stimulating activities in place of a normal day at school.