Nurture a love for the outdoors, cultivate creativity, reap the benefits of fresh air, and have a great time with these 15 delightful spring outdoor activities!
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I absolutely adore spring. I love almost everything about it (except maybe an abundance of rainy days. And pollen.) One of my FAVORITE things about spring, though, is that after months of being cooped up indoors, we can once again spend hours frolicking outside. (And all the mommas said, “Amen!”)
I mean, is there anything better after a long winter than those first few days of sunny skies and balmy temperatures?? It seems like the rougher the winter, the more we cherish those heavenly spring days.
Do you love them, too? If so, try some of these super fun, super easy outdoor activities for your kids!
15 Delightful Spring Outdoor Activities
Nurture a love for the outdoors, cultivate creativity, reap the benefits of fresh air, and have a great time with these 15 delightful spring outdoor activities:
Plant a garden
A garden is a fabulous opportunity to connect with your kids, teach hard work and responsibility AND grow some delicious goodies. Here is some of our best advice for beginner gardeners and here are some of my best tips for gardening with kids!
Jump in puddles
There’s something magical about splashing around in puddles (as both a kid and an adult!) isn’t there? I know, it can get super messy, but every once in a while, embrace the fun and worry about the mess later.
Fly a kite
If you don’t have a kite, you could try making a simple homemade one with a plastic bag and string!
Create an obstacle course through the yard
Oh, the fun your kids could have with this one! And it’s great because you can use literally anything you have around the house or yard. Plus, you can easily adapt the challenge level to each child’s age and skill level.
Go on a nature walk or scavenger hunt
Nature walks are such a fun way to engage with the great outdoors and encourage our kids’ natural curiosity about the world around them.
Make a simple bird feeder
Here are some fantastic ideas of DIY bird feeders for kids!
Let them play in the dirt
I know what you’re thinking, but c’mon! You know they’ll love it. If you’re feeling especially brave, here are some fun activities for kids to play in the dirt. You’re welcome. *wink*
Have a picnic or outdoor tea party
My kids go bananas over picnics, but now that I have a daughter, you better believe I’m going to be having some outdoor tea parties with her.
Create sidewalk chalk art or activities
There truly is no limit to the fun your kids’ creativity and imagination can make possible with a simple box of sidewalk chalk.
Make one of these flower crafts
I’m so not a crafty mom, but for those of you who are, a fun and floral craft would be the perfect activity for a lovely spring day.
Bubbles are a classic kids activity — and for good reason! But if giving your small child a tube of bubbles he insists he can hold himself, only to watch him dump it all out the very next second (can you tell this has happened more than once over here??) gives you anxiety, you NEED one of these no-spill bubble buckets. They’re genius. Pure genius.
Play in the sand
What kid doesn’t love playing in sand?? If you don’t have a sandbox — or you don’t want to mess with the upkeep — you can make your own low-maintenance sandbox with a large plastic container and lid.
Camping is hands-down one of the most memorable childhood rites of passage. If your kids aren’t ready (or it’s not warm enough) for an overnight campout, however, set up the tent and go “day camping”. It’ll still make tons of special memories!
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Make a nature collage
Have your kids gather random bits of nature they find around the yard (or on your nature hike!), such as twigs, grass, leaves, and flower petals. Then, let them create art with their finds.
Take an evening stroll
With the longer days and warmer temps, you can wind down your day and connect with each other during a relaxed evening walk.
This time of year is perfect for getting outside and enjoying the beauty of God’s creation. With these 15 activities, there’s sure to be something that will delight and captivate your kids this spring.
SHARE WITH US: What are some of your family’s favorite outdoor spring activities? Share them in the comments below!
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