Spring has already sprung! And if you have children, you already know that they are very much excited to go outside after so many months of physical and social distancing, and staying at home. What do you do now that the days are longer and the nights are shorter? What’s on your list now that the sun is shining and the weather is warmer? Go out with your family!
Spring is the perfect time to let your kids go outside and get moving. Encouraging your children to play outside and you joining them keeps the whole family active, engaged, and intact.
If you’ve been squeezing your brain juices for spring activities, please stop!
Here’s a list of fun family spring activities that you can try!
Plant Something Green
Did you know that planting is not only fun? It’s also an experience that can teach children how to be responsible. Let your kids choose the plant they want to plant and let them take care of it as if it’s their pet.
Always keep in mind and consider the weather in your area when you and your kids are choosing plants and where to grow them. Also, choose plants or seeds that are easy and fast to grow so that your children will not get bored with the process of taking care of the plants early on.
Visit your Community Library
Dr. Suess once said, “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” Take a trip to your community or local library and let your kids check out new books. There are libraries that have comfortable reading places where you can sit, lay, or plop down, and let yourself and your kids sink into the book that you are reading.
Go to the Zoo
Going to the zoo is like hitting two birds in one stone. Why? Because both parents and kids will enjoy it. Nothing is cuter than a kid being awestruck by elephants, giraffes, hippos, lions, and tigers! Zoos have so many activities all year round, so be sure to check out your local zoo’s activities or events before you go there.
Become an outdoor chalk artist
Give kids a box of chalk and let them unleash their creativity. Let them draw what they want to draw, be it their favorite superhero, animals, or letterings…name it! The possibilities of outdoor art are endless. Don’t worry about cleaning up the mess on their ‘art’, chalk is very easy to clean. All you need to do is spray the chalk art off with a water hose, and you’re good to go.
Shop for Umbrellas!
April showers bring May flowers! Don’t let the April rain showers catch you off-guard! The colors and designs of umbrellas are endless, and shopping for colorful and decorative umbrellas is a fun spring activity for kids.
April showers do not only bring May flowers, they also bring rainbows. Be on the lookout after a storm and see if there’s a rainbow! You may also see two (2) rainbows if you are lucky.
Hint: While looking at a rainbow, you can discuss some fun rainbow facts with your kids, this is a great time to bond with your little ones!
Build a Fort
Gather your used blankets, chairs, sticks, and some towels. Get whatever is handy and get ready to build your own fort! You can build your fort in your backyard, but if you don’t have any, you can use your living room or your front yard.
Make a Lemonade Stand
Making lemonades and selling them will teach your children about handling money and becoming responsible. Let the kids treat themselves with their ‘hard-earned money, or let them save their money for some future use.
Make some S’mores
Chocolates, Grahams, and marshmallow mess are also known as s’mores is a family favorite dessert to enjoy anytime, anywhere.
Go star gazing
The spring weather is a perfect setting to go stargazing with your kids. Grab your cozy blanket and pillow, and go outside of your Texas apartment
Lay down and look up at the night sky. It’s best to have a pair of binoculars to see the stars properly.
Hint: Make some space-themed snacks for added fun!