Now that the weather is improving the kids are anxious to get out and play! Here are 50 spring activities for kids to keep them busy outside on nice days and entertained inside on rainy days.
Spring is in the air, and you are more than likely itching to get out and enjoy it with your family! Spring is the perfect time to get out, enjoy nature, and get active. So take a look below at 50 Fun Spring Activities for Kids that you need to put on your to-do list. You will find these activities to be fun, frugal, and a great way to enjoy the season.
50 Fun Spring Activities for Kids
1. Plant some spring flower bulbs and watch them grow.
2. Start a mini container garden with seeds. Let kids pick which veggie they want to grow and help them make it happen.
3. Paint some rocks to use as garden decor. Use the paint to make names or turn them into bugs or animals.
4. Make your own plant markers with wood craft sticks and chalkboard paint.
5. Paint some terra cotta flower pots so you will have them ready when it is time to plant.
6. If the weather is too chilly to go outdoors, make some tissue paper flowers to enjoy.
7. Try crafting your own kite. Or, buy some cheap ones and try flying them.
8. Try planting some wheat grass and watch it grow in just a few days.
9. Press flowers with a heavy book and some wax paper or use a homemade flower press. Use them in crafting or just save them to look at.
10. Gather flowers and try using them as paint brushes to paint with.
11. Start a cool rock collection. Use the internet to identify the rocks you find.
12. Go on a bike ride after dinner now that the sun is setting later.
13. Try your first outdoor bonfire of the season. Roast marshmallows if you can!
14. Visit a local greenhouse and start planning your garden.
15. Cut pictures out of a seed catalog and make a collage or decoupage with them.
16. Check out some library books and learn about butterflies.
17. Go on a bird watching hike and look for spring birds. Listen carefully to see if you hear their calls.
18. Check out some library books about animal babies born in the spring.
19. Go to a local duck park to see the baby ducks, often born in the spring.
20. Have an egg hunt using colorful plastic eggs.
21. Go buy a new pair of flip flops. Little feet will love feeling free again!
22. Paint your daughter’s nails a bright new color for spring.
23. Check out the daily weather report for signs the weather is getting warmer.
24. Have a family fashion show wearing some of your old Easter dresses.
25. Take paper plates and craft supplies and make your own wild Easter hats.
26. Take safety scissors and have fun snipping the grass. You can even grow some in a cup and snip it.
27. Make some homemade lemonade.
28. Make your first batch of juice pops using a popsicle mold and fruit juice.
29. Make a trip to the zoo and see all of the animals really come to life.
30. Craft some spring headbands with dollar store headbands and silk flowers.
31. Make wind chimes with a hanger, old silverware, and ribbon.
32. Take some time to feed the birds at a local park or in your own yard.
33. Find your favorite blanket and have a picnic out in your front lawn.
34. Walk around the neighborhood and pick up litter for Earth Day.
35. Put some old fruit out into the yard to attract butterflies.
36. Look for lady bugs. Count how many you see.
37. Craft your own fairy garden in a pot with plants and dollhouse miniatures.
38. Find a field of wildflowers to take some fun family pictures in.
39. Set kids loose with a box of sidewalk chalk.
40. Let kiddos decorate their bikes with streamers then take off.
41. Give kids a cheap camera to take photos of blooming plants with.
42. Head to the local drive in and take in a flick.
43. Buy a stepping stone kit at a local craft store and create their hand prints in it.
44. Try planting some sunflowers and measure how tall they grow.
45. Make a mini bird bath with a flower pot coaster.
46. Find a watering can at the dollar store and decorate it with Sharpies.
47. Try planting a windowsill herb garden.
48. Gather some fallen branches and let kids paint them pastel colors. Arrange them in a vase for a simple spring centerpiece.
49. Watch a beautiful spring sunset and talk about the colors you see.
50. Go for a walk and look for signs of spring such as bird nests, budding bulbs, and robins.
Spring is the perfect time to enjoy some quality moments with your family. Give these 50 Fun Spring Activities for Kids your consideration and see how fun spring can be!