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Spring break is a highly anticipated time for students and teachers alike. However, all of that excitement can wear off pretty quick for your kids if they have nothing to do! Stop the boredom before it starts by enrolling your kids in specialized spring camps!

Kids camps help create a space for learning and new experiences without feeling like a stuffy school environment. Enroll your child in a spring break camp, class, or course that matches their interests, and everyone wins! Here are a few ideas for spring break camps for kids.

Sports Camps

Does your household include an athlete-in-training? If your kiddo is into sports, you’ll definitely want to make plans in advance for outdoor activities. That way, once spring break hits, they’ll be able to spring into a schedule of athletic events!

Week-long sports camps and part-time intramural teams can be found all over the country. In addition, if your child doesn’t belong to a full-time sports team or league, now might be a good time to take a look around! For a day of sports fun, you can even organize a pop-up tournament in your own neighborhood. Springtime brings plenty of outdoor activity options!

Educational Camps

School may be out for spring break, but that doesn’t mean learning has to stop! Consider registering your child in an educational spring camp for kids. There are many different online camps that specialize in educational skills. For example, kid-friendly STEM courses and camps impart cutting-edge knowledge on coding and computer science. Queue up one of these camps for spring break, and you can introduce your child to a new subject that may not be offered at their school.

Kids Camp with a Twist

Painting with a Twist has the perfect solution for your stir-crazy kiddo. Sign your child up for a Painting with a Twist Kids Camp, and they’ll come home with new skills in painting plus a creation all their own! While they’re there, they’ll be able to enjoy delicious snacks, fun music, new friends, and be guided through the painting process by one of our fun studio instructors.

Painting with a Twist’s Kids Camps are great for kids of all ages and can range from one-day events to week-long workshops. Each event features its own uniquely awesome project! These spring break camps for kids fill up fast, so make sure you reserve your spot before school lets out.

At Painting with a Twist, everyone is an artist! Enroll your child in one of Painting with a Twist’s Kids Camp options, and they’re sure to come home a happy camper!

kids camp

And psst, while you’re signing up your kiddo, be sure to check out our other events to help YOU unwind. Rekindle your love at a date night event, bond with coworkers for happy hour or team building events, and have fun times with friends. Whether you’re looking for a camp for kids or just something to do with the whole family, Painting with a Twist has a wide variety of event options for everyone.

If the only holidays that come to mind in May are Mother’s Day and Memorial Day, you’re in for a pleasant surprise. With more than 70 national holidays in May, there are so many exciting reasons to celebrate this spring! From types of food to pop culture celebrations, holidays abound during this beautiful spring month. So, if you’re wondering, “What holiday is in May besides Mother’s Day?” then take a look at the list below for notable holidays you can celebrate with friends and family.

May 1: May Day

These days, the very first day of May marks the welcoming of Spring. But, according to History.com, this holiday celebrating the changing of the seasons got its start during the Roman Republic as a time to honor Flora, the goddess of flowers. The ancient tradition carried to other parts of Europe and centuries later is now known for dances around the maypole, crowning a “May Queen,” and hanging small baskets of flowers on the doors of family, friends, and neighbors.

There’s no better time than the present to celebrate warmer weather ahead! Make a crown of flowers and deem yourself — or another deserving lady in your home — May Queen for the day. If you can’t safely deliver small baskets of flowers to your loved ones, paint them a bouquet of flowers!

You can celebrate May Day with your friends and family virtually by organizing a Twist at Home event! Pick up the materials you need from your local Painting With a Twist studio and select the floral piece you want to paint. Getting together remotely has never been easier — or more creative.

May 2: National Brothers and Sisters Day

Not to be confused with National Sibling Day (celebrated annually on April 10th), this May holiday recognizes the special bond between brothers and sisters. While there’s no official origin of this popular social media-hashtag holiday, National Today attributes the start of #nationalbrothersandsistersday to an anonymous woman. Two years after the death of her brother, this woman started the holiday to encourage brothers and sisters to recognize their bond and cherish one another.

If you have a brother or sister, find a photo of the two of you and post it on social media using the hashtag #nationalbrothersandsistersday. Share a favorite memory and why your sibling means so much to you.

May 4: Star Wars Day

May fourth is a day when Star Wars fans worldwide unite. While this pop culture holiday’s popular catchphrase “May the fourth be with you” has been around since the 70s, the explosion of social media — and the Disney purchase of the media franchise — amplified this holiday as masterfully as a Jedi mind trick. The first “May the Fourth” Facebook group appeared in 2008 and Toronto hosted the very first Star Wars Day event in 2011. Now, Star Wars fans everywhere celebrate by hosting movie-watching marathons, dressing up, creating Star Wars-themed recipes — blue milk, anyone? — and even making crafts!

This May fourth, cue up one (or more!) of the ten movies in the series, and have yourself a Star Wars movie marathon. Watching the entire series takes a little under 23 hours. Oh, and a little joke for the supergeek: if May fourth is Star Wars Day, what’s the day after? The Revenge of the Fifth.

May 4 – 8: Teacher Appreciation Week #ThankATeacher

Teacher Appreciation Week always falls on the first full week of May. This national holiday originated in 1953, thanks to Eleanor Roosevelt, but didn’t become official until 1980. Schools and Parent-Teacher Associations nationwide organize special ways to recognize teachers in their communities.

With the ever-changing landscape of distance learning, along with having to adapt to so much new technology in the classroom, it’s never been a better time to celebrate all the hard work teachers do! And why not celebrate them with an artistic gift from your children. With a Twist at Home kit, your child has everything they need to create a memorable gift for their teacher.

May 5: Cinco de Mayo #CincoDeMayo

Every May 5th, it’s almost a guarantee that you won’t find a seat at your local mexican restaurant. But what is Cinco De Mayo, and why do we celebrate it? Well, there’s a common misconception that Cinco de Mayo is Mexico’s Independence Day, which actually falls on September 16th. Cinco de Mayo is actually the celebration of Mexico’s victory over France in the 1862 Battle of Puebla. Today, Cinco de Mayo is primarily celebrated in the United States by Mexican Americans, as the holiday became popular during the Civil Rights Movement. From parades and fiestas to Mexican folk dancing and mariachi music, Cinco de Mayo is a colorful festivity that celebrates Mexican history and Mexican-American pride!

Planning your fiesta? Create a delicious lineup of Mexican food, including tacos, Mexican street corn, tostadas, and ice-cold margaritas!

May 6 – 12: National Nurses Day

May sixth marks National Nurses Day and the start of National Nurses Week, which ends on Florence Nightingale’s birthday: May 12th. The very first National Nurses Week was celebrated in 1954 as a way to honor Nightingale’s effort to support victims during the Crimean War. It wasn’t until 1993 that the American Nurses Association (ANA) officially recognized this holiday.

This May, take time to mail a written thank you note or work of art showing your gratitude for nurses in your community.

nurse appreciation

May 15: National Pizza Party Day

No matter how you slice it, National Pizza Party Day is a holiday EVERYONE loves to celebrate. Not to be confused with National Pizza Day in February, Pizza Party Day is a time for pizza lovers to come together and celebrate in the way they know best: with a party.

The best way to celebrate National Pizza Day? Your own pizza party, of course! Buy fresh ingredients from the grocery store and have fun making pizza creations at home. Don’t forget to post a picture on social media using the hashtag #pizzapartyday.

May 16: National Armed Forces Day

This national holiday, officially recognized by Harry Truman in 1950, recognizes the men and women currently serving in all five branches of the United States military. This national holiday distinguishes itself from Veterans Day and Memorial Day as it honors active-duty military members.

This year, you can honor your servicemen and women by decorating your front porch. Proudly display an American flag, make banners, and show your love and respect for the men and women who keep us safe.

May 25: National Scavenger Hunt Day

While there’s no official record of when or why National Scavenger Hunt Day was born, it’s a simple, fun holiday that’s fun for anyone! When it comes to organizing your own scavenger hunt, start by establishing a theme: an at-home hunt, a hunt around your neighborhood, or even a photo scavenger hunt. Next, you’ll need to create a list of things to collect. A simple Google or Pinterest search provides tons of printable lists for you to choose from. Then, it’s time to hunt! Have a blast collecting your items!

May 25: National Wine Day

A more recent phenomenon, thanks to social media, National Wine Day dates back to 2009. Wine enthusiasts everywhere celebrate this national holiday by hosting at-home wine tastings with friends and throwing events at wineries.

Ready to pop the cork? There’s no better pairing than painting and wine! Host a virtual wine and paint night with your friends with a Twist at Home event.

From May Day to National Wine Day, there are plenty of May holidays to celebrate. And at Painting with a Twist, there are plenty of ways to celebrate them! Whether it’s food, pop culture, or a celebration of culture itself, make every day in May a party day. Join a virtual Twist at Home painting event and celebrate from the comfort of your home!

Who doesn’t love fall? We all look forward to a new season that brings sweater weather, changing leaves and everything pumpkin spice.

Painting with a Twist wants to help you find the perfect way to celebrate this cozy time of year with your friends and family.

Paint Together This Fall

Enjoy some time together at a painting class while laughing and having fun. For friends or families, painting is a great bonding activity.

Here are some suggestions on how you can to celebrate the new season with your favorite people.

Grab your friends, enjoy your favorite beverage and each other’s company while you paint the colors of the season. Not only will you have fun but you will walk away with some great art to add fall flair to your décor and the best part is you painted it yourself.

Breast Cancer Fundraising with a paint party

Gather the whole gang together and have fun at a family painting class. Our family classes are designed for all ages and skill levels. Painting is a great way to spend quality time together as you create memories to last a lifetime.

Paint and Sip Event

Breast Cancer Fundraising with a Twist

During Breast Cancer Awareness month, join us for special Painting with a Purpose events, at select studios, benefitting the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer. We’re painting with a purpose — to benefit a cause that affects many. Help change lives and sign up today.

Vera Bradley Foundation - Group Photo

We provide you with everything you need. Relax with your favorite beverage, a canvas, and paintbrush as you enjoy time with friends and Family. Find a studio where you can have fun this fall.

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