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    45 Fun Ways To Keep The Kids Entertained And Busy During Spring Break

    So many activities, so little time.

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    1. They can make a batch of tiny treats with this mini cake pop maker. It can bake nine cake pops in five minutes flat, and it has a nonstick baking plate, which is super easy to clean.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $29.81.

    2. They can play a next-level game of catch with this scoop ball set. Scoop ball is a classic lawn game that'll entertain kids and adults alike. The scoops are basically mini lacrosse sticks that'll allow them to throw the ball a fair distance between them and their partner.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $8.71.

    3. They can learn how to sketch like a Pixar animator with this fun activity book. It has 45 activities that'll prompt them to create characters from films like Toy Story, Cars, Brave, and Inside Out.

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    The book is inspired by the behind-the-scenes work of real Pixar animators, and will teach them how to use shape, colour, and design to create a visual story. Add a pack of drawing pencils or colouring pencils to your cart, so they start sketching right away.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $8.83.

    4. They can build literally anything with this 790-piece LEGO brick set. The bricks come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colours, so the possibilities are endless.

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    This set is best suited for kids aged four and up. And you can add in this LEGO activity book that'll give them a step-by-step guide on how to build cars, buildings, animals, and more.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $46.99.

    5. They can compete in a game of Connect 4 that'll make a regular game of Tic-Tac-Toe look almost too easy. It'll bring out their competitive spirit as they try to get four discs in a row. And it's actually pretty hard to do when their opponent is looking to block them at every turn!

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $14.93.

    6. They can get their hands dirty as they mould and shape this set of Play-Doh. It comes with five colours of Play-Doh and a collection of tiny barber tools, so they can cut and style hair like a real hairstylist!

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    The full set includes two character thimbles, a razor, a pair of scissors, a brush, five cans of Play-Doh, an electric buzzer, and a barber chair.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $14.96.

    7. They can play a classic game of Go Fish or Old Maid with friends and family. It's an easy and inexpensive way to the keep them busy for an hour or two, and it'll be so much fun, even the grown-ups will want to play a few rounds.

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    Get the Go Fish card game on Amazon Canada for $5.23 and the Old Maid card game for $5.25.

    8. They can practice their wizardry skills with this cool training wand. It lights up and makes noises when they wave it, and there are 11 spells they can learn using the guidebook. There are also different play modes that allow them to play alone or with a friend.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $33.50.

    9. They can assemble this large floor puzzle that'll help them relax and allow them recreate an image of the solar system. The puzzle has 48 pieces and is made for kids between three and six.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $14.99.

    10. Or they can complete this 100-piece puzzle that'll make them feel super accomplished once they're done. Add to this a black felt mat, so they can store it without losing any pieces.

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    Get the puzzle on Amazon Canada for $20.99 and the storage mat for $23.99.

    11. They can create a collection of cute accessories with this friendship bracelets kit. It comes with an easy-to-follow instruction booklet, and an assortment of colourful strings, felt charms, and beads to create ten custom bracelets.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $10.96.

    12. They can read Anne of Green Gables, as a beautifully-illustrated graphic novel. Reviewers say it's a great adaption and a good way share a classic Canadian story with their children.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $12.99+ (also available in hardcover and for Kindle).

    13. They can give themselves a sleeve of fake tattoos with this pack of temporary tattoos. It only takes 10 seconds to apply them and they'll last up to four days. They're waterproof, but can easily be removed with makeup remover or rubbing alcohol.

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    Get a set of 10 sheets on Amazon Canada for $7.99+ (also available in a set of 20 sheets).

    14. They can play a classic game of Monopoly with a magical twist. The property names and six player pieces got a fun Disney makeover, but the point of the game is still the same. They'll have even more fun bankrupting their family and friends out of their last dollar, dollar bills using this version of Monopoly.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $43.99.

    15. They can play in this adorable cloth tent when it's too cold to be outside. They can fill it with a bunch of pillows and blankets to create the coziest spot in the whole house!

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $61.91.

    16. They can memorialize their most cherished photographs in this retro scrapbook that looks exactly like the one Ellie made in Up. It comes with a few stickers and cards to decorate and 40 blank pages for them to fill.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $32.99.

    17. They can practice a few new tricks with this Razor Scooter. It's practically indestructible and folds in half, so it's easy to carry and store when they're not using it.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $68.74.

    18. They can learn how to make over 50 dishes inspired by the adventures and cultures of all the Disney princesses with this cookbook. The recipes come with easy-to-follow instructions, making it a child-friendly cookbook.

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    Reviewers love the menu section because it shows them how to pair different dishes together to make a complete meal. They also love the rating system, which tells them how easy or difficult it is to create each recipe.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $17.33.

    19. They can challenge themselves to read as many books as they can with this scratch-off reading bucket list. There are 100 kids' books including classics like Charlotte's Web and Coraline. And once they've finished each book, they can have the satisfaction of scratching off the silvery coating.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $20.33.

    20. They can curl up with a good book and this super-comfy reading pillow. It has two arms to offer extra support while they read in bed, or on the couch or floor. It also has a handle to make it easier to carry.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $41.55+ (available in three sizes).

    21. They can play a strategic game of Battleship that'll make them feel like a sailor on the high seas. Their task is to protect their ships in international waters, while simultaneously blowing up their opponent's ships. There are only two outcomes: sink or swim!

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $29.11.

    22. They can challenge friends and family to an epic potato sack race with these colourful sacks. They're super durable and have handles on each side, making it easy to hold them up.

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    They're big enough for adults to use, but if you need smaller ones, check out these mermaid potato sacks.

    Get a set of four on Amazon Canada for $37.99.

    23. They can build the most interesting and intricate toy models with this super-cool K'Nex construction set. There are over 700 pieces, and the set comes with 70 things to create like a hot air balloon, boat, sand castle, and more!

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $49.97.

    24. They can send a rocket to space with this glow-in-the-dark stomp rocket set. All they have to do is run, jump, and stomp on the launch pad to send the foam rockets up to 100 feet in the air.

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    It comes with four foam rockets.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $16.88+ (also available with refill rockets).

    25. They can play a few rounds of Hungry Hungry Hippos that'll go from 0 to 100 in seconds! This seemingly calm game of marbles is actually very loud and very competitive. Luckily, the base is super durable, so it can withstand a few intense games of Hungry Hungry Hippos.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $28.59.

    26. They can enjoy a fun game of Bop It! that is basically a more extreme game of Simon Says. They'll have literal seconds to respond to one of three commands, so they'll need Spidey reflexes to win. They can play solo or battle it out with friends in the "pass it on" mode.

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    Reviewers said the game maxes out after 100, if you can make it that far.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $19.98.

    27. They can transform a wall into a DIY chalkboard wall with this container of chalkboard paint. It's very easy to use and will turn any object into a chalk-friendly surface that they can draw on.

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    To transform an object into a chalkboard surface, they'll have to apply the paint, let it dry, and then cover the entire surface in chalk. This helps condition and prep the surface for chalk before they can start writing on it, so add a box of chalk to your cart.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for 9.09+ (available in five colours).

    28. They can learn the art of origami with this easy-to-follow guidebook. There are 20 projects and 60 paper sheets for them to practice with. It also comes with a guidebook and DVD with tutorials, making it super easy for them to learn.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $19.95 (also available for Kindle).

    29. They can treat friends and family to a tea party with this adorable tea set. It'll encourage them to use their imagination and help develop fine motor skills, too. Plus, it's made from 100% recycled plastic and dishwasher safe.

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    This 17-piece set includes a tea pot and lid, a sugar bowl with lid, a creamer cup, four tea cups, four saucers, and four spoons.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $34.99.

    30. They can make a bunch of cute bead crafts with a jar of Perler beads and a pack of pegboards. They can use the pegboards to make their own designs, but you can also find lots of fun Perler bead patterns online for them to recreate.

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    The Perler beads come with ironing paper and instructions, but they'll need an iron to melt the beads together.

    Get the Perler beads on Amazon Canada for $34 and a pack of seven pegboards for $11.99.

    31. They can try to pop as many bubbles as they can with this automatic bubble machine. It has 10 spinning wands that'll make more than 500 bubbles a minute. It also comes with a bottle of bubble solution, so you can set it up right away.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $31.99.

    32. They can put their detective skills to the test with a clever game of "Guess Who?" Using a game board, a few clues, and their powers of deduction, they have to guess who your opponent is out of 24 potential characters. Move over Sherlock Holmes, because this case is solved!

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $14.93.

    33. They can unleash their inner artist with this small Etch A Sketch. Using the knobs to draw left, right, up, or down, they can create literally anything. And when they're done, they can just shake it off, shake it off!

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $29.13.

    34. They can enjoy a picnic in the park with this fully-equipped picnic backpack. It comes with cutlery, plates, a chopping board, and a large fleece blanket. There's also a cold storage compartment to keep foods cool until they're ready to eat.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $55.99+ (available in seven colours).

    35. They can combine their love of building and racing into one high-speed activity with this Hot Wheels track set. The track is 16 feet long, and it has intersecting zones, so they can launch multiple cars from different directions.

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    The track comes with one car to race, and you can pick up four D batteries here.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $49.95.

    36. They can stream all their favourite shows and movies on the TV with an Amazon Fire TV Stick. Plus, it's enabled with Alexa, so they can find the show they're looking for by just asking Alexa verbally!

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    Get it from Amazon for $49.99.

    37. They can make a yummy snack to go with TV time using this microwaveable popcorn popper. It'll make a quick batch in three minutes and it's designed to spread hot air evenly, so all the kernels pop, but don't burn.

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    They won't need butter or oil, but they can place butter on the lid to melt while it's in the microwave. Then they can pour it over their popcorn and enjoy. All they need is a popcorn kit that comes with kernels and seasoning.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $23.92+ (available in snack size and family size).

    38. They can take a bunch of pictures with this digital camera. It's super durable and will survive a few drops or tumbles, making it perfect for kids aged three to eight. It has a voice and video recorder and a selfie mode feature that automatically takes a picture when it detects their face.

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    It has a built-in memory, but it also has a micro SD card slot, if you want to add extra memory. You'll need four AA batteries that you can get here.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $49.95 (available in blue and pink).

    39. They can get inspired to ask and answer random questions with this deck of conversation starters. They're created especially for kids between four and 11, and include 150 unique questions that'll encourage them to share their thoughts, feelings, and dreams with you.

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    It'll give them an opportunity to learn more about themselves and develop a stronger connection with you and other family members.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $33.51.

    40. They can channel their inner Vincent van Gogh with this watercolouring set. The kit comes with brushes, paint, and paper, so they'll have everything they need to create an entire book full of beautiful artwork.

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    The set includes three brush pens in different sizes, a 30-page watercolour paper pad, and a 21-colour paint set.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $25.45.

    41. They can throw the ultimate karaoke party with this wireless Bluetooth microphone. It's a microphone, speaker, and recorder that lights up with six different colours. It also has five voice filters to make their voice higher, lower, younger, and older!

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    It has a rechargeable battery that lasts up to eight hours.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $25.99 (available in blue and pink).

    42. They can make a batch of tiny cookie cups with this milk and cookie shot pan set. It includes a pan and set of shot glasses to form the cookie. They can line the inside with melted chocolate, and once it's cool, they can fill it with a glass of milk.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $34.28.

    43. They can dive into the Nintendo universe with this Switch Lite console. It has a compact, lightweight design with a huge backlit screen that they can use anytime and anywhere. They can also play the updated versions of iconic games like Mario Kart, Super Smash Bros, and Legend of Zelda.

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    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of the Nintendo Switch Lite.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $251+ (available in three colours).

    44. They can learn how to draw Japanese kawaii like a total pro with this activity book. It breaks down each drawing step by step, so it's easy to create the cutest animals, food, plants, and more!

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    Reviewers loved how easy it was to follow and the variety of things to draw.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $14.80.

    45. And finally, they can learn how to play this little ukulele and discover a new talent. The strings are made of extra-sturdy nylon and the body is made of real basswood to create a crisp and beautiful sound. It's a great size for children, and is small enough to carry with them anywhere.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $45.99+ (available in five colours).

    The kids will be happy and you'll be, too!

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