Doesn’t it seem like this has been longest winter?!
With the better temperatures and the lovely weather, I bet you’re looking for some ideas for celebrating spring with your kids.
These 7 fun and frugal ideas provide you with things you can do together, or get you thinking of your own ideas for some family-fun spring activities.
Get Ready…Get Set…Get Outside!
The weather should be warmer to make outdoor activities particularly appealing.
Here are few fun outdoor activities for kids…
Go Fly a Kite
Children love to fly kites. Springtime is perfect for this activity. The winds are often blustery and will make a kite soar through the sky.
Go on a Picnic
Young children love to be outdoors after being cooped up all winter. Pack a lunch, a blanket and bundle the children up to enjoy a picnic as early in the spring as you can.
Go to the Park
Let your children run and play at the park. Walk around and look for the signs of spring such as flowers blooming, insects and trees budding out.
Go for a Bike Ride
Bike rides are a great activity for young children to celebrate spring. This will allow them to burn off excess energy and get much-needed exercise.
Make a Bird House
Spring is the time birds make their way back to our yards. Wouldn’t it be great to provide them with a new home? These can be made with bird kits you can purchase or small pieces of wood. Instructions can be found in craft books as well as online.
Plant a Garden
Most children love to get their hands dirty and enjoy watching things grow. Prepare a small area in your yard for your children to plant a small garden. There’s also garden kits that you can buy to get started. Let them choose to plant flowers, vegetables or both.
Remember April showers bring May flowers!
Sometimes in early spring the weather varies from day to day. Don’t let the weather put a damper on your springtime plans! Luckily, you can also celebrate spring indoors if the weather doesn’t cooperate.
Bake Springtime Cookies
Start with simple sugar cookie dough. Roll the dough out to about 1/4” thick. Let your young children use spring cookie cutters. These might include four-leaf clovers, lambs, flowers, butterflies or birds. You can also decorate the cookies using pre-made frosting, candies or colored sugar.
Make Flower-Inspired Crafts
Using pastel-colored tissue paper, cut out circles of different sizes. Pinch the center of the circle and draw your hand over it to the ends. Do this with all of the tissue circles. Gather several of these together to create a flower and then twist or tie these together. Wrap the ends with green pipe cleaners to act as the flower’s stem.
Or if you looking for an arts & crafts kit, this American Girl paper flower kit looks like a fun spring crafts project!
These are a few of the great ways of celebrating spring with your children. Think of the things your children enjoy and try to incorporate them into the great springtime weather.