It’s almost spring! I can’t say I have a favorite season, because there are truly things I love about every season. But I do LOVE spring.
The fresh air, beautiful flowers, mild temperatures, and a slower pace after all the hustle and bustle of the holidays and (for us) family birthdays just make me feel relaxed and happy. It’s during this season more than any other that I find myself remembering to slow down and enjoy the simple things.
And in the spirit of slowing down, I jotted down some of our “must do” spring activities with kids to make a spring bucket list. Don’t worry! It’s low prep and full of things that are free or cheap. You can probably do nearly all of these things using the materials you already have at home.
So read on to see how we’ll be enjoy spring together, and leave a comment to let me know if you and your family have any “must do” spring activities that we should add to our list.
Go on a walk. Whether it’s in your neighborhood or on a new nature trail, look for signs of spring.
Look for rainbows! If you can’t find any, make your own.
Go to the playground. Swing on the swings–everyone, not just the kids!
Take your child’s favorite books and a cozy blanket. Find a place to lay and read together outside.
Smell the flowers-Whether they are in your yard, neighborhood, local plant nursery, or a local botanical gardens take time to stop and smell the flowers. Linger as long as your child would like.
Camp out in the back yard-Summer nights can mean bugs and high temperatures. The spring is a wonderful time to sleep outside.
Play in the rain.
Splash in the puddles after a spring rain.
Make hummingbird food. Find a special place to put it in your yard and watch for hummingbirds.
Look for worms and snails on an early morning walk.
Sit outdoors and create. Draw, paint, make play dough sculptures, anything.
Let your kids use recycled materials to make a bug house and go on a bug hunt.
Hang a bird feeder in your yard and watch for birds. Better yet, try a nesting box and see if you can watch a baby bird hatch.
Go on a picnic.
Plant something. Anything! See what happens.
Fly a kite.
Visit a pond. Feed the ducks.
Run with butterflies.
Visit the library. Check out books about spring, bugs, gardens, rain, baby animals, flowers, butterflies, rainbows or any other topic that reminds you of spring.
Find a caterpillar. Watch it grow. Set it free!
Lay in the grass and watch the clouds float by.
Visit a farmer’s market. Try a new spring vegetable.
Look for ladybugs.
Wish on a dandelion.
What are your “must do” spring activities with kids? What are your favorite ways to slow down and enjoy the season together with kids?
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