By Elina Suri
The weeks preceding Spring Break are filled to the brim with assignments, projects, and tests, making the start of vacation a welcome reprise from the rigor of academic work. Whether you love the cozy indoors or prefer being outside, here are some recommendations to make your break even more enjoyable!
Board games are a great way to spend time with family and friends. In a plethora of exciting games, you might want to try your hand at Clue, Sleeping Queens, Exploding Kittens, or Jenga, which all ensure friendly competition, laughter, and jokes.
For nature-lovers, it is the ideal time to hike or bike at popular trails including the Blue Hills Reservation in Milton or the Middlesex Fells Reservation in Stoneham, both of which provide picturesque views and a pleasant outdoor experience. Another springtime activity could be planting a garden with flowers, fruits, and/or vegetables.
The luxury of leisure time also makes excellent conditions for the popular pastime of baking! Two weeks of vacation provide a wonderful opportunity to bake pies and cakes or to create other new treats such as “cold matcha lattes with almond milk and honey or syrup,” as suggested by Jaire May ’24.
Spring Break is also a time to catch up on your favorite screen offerings and find new ones. May enjoys “watching Studio Ghibli movies like Spirited Away and Howl’s Moving Castle, two of the more popular Ghibli movies, as well as Ponyo and Castle in the Sky.” Nidhi Mallavarapu ’25 also shared a few of her preferred television choices: “I highly recommend watching 10 Things I Hate About You, and any movies from the 2000s. I also love The Princess Bride, Glass Onion, Enola Holmes, and Modern Family. One classic I recommend to everyone is Ocean’s Eleven.”
Mallavarapu adds a final idea, saying, “I would suggest doing at least one thing that is out of your comfort zone. At Winsor, we usually have a set routine, so I think it is important to do something new.” The best way to enjoy Spring Break is to engage in the comfort of familiar activities but also the thrill of new ones.