Every season has its charm and activities to indulge in, however, we will not deny that seeing winter finally recede excites us! As the days get longer, it’s a great time to plan outdoor activities with your friends and family. Make the most of the warmer days while having fun with the people you love. If, like us, you are itching to make the most of this perfect season, then dive into our list of spring activities for the whole family.
Explore the Outdoors
One of the best things about the outdoors is that it’s a great place for everyone, irrespective of age. If you have kids or seniors in your group, plan a short day hike and picnic lunch outdoors. Whether you hit a state or national park, or simply hang out in a city park, you can be sure that everyone in your group will have a great time.
The outdoors gives kids enough space to do the things they enjoy — running, skipping, somersaulting, indulging in acrobatics, and more! It gives older adults a way to get out of their homes, hang out with their family, and get generous doses of fresh air. It allows you to unwind without worrying about playing host or feeling anxious about the kids breaking something in the house accidentally.
One of the best things about spending time outdoors is that you only need to bring a few things with you to ensure everyone is content. One way to plan the things you want to carry with you, is to divide them into categories.
Think of entertainment options such as games. An old photo album is a great way to bring the family together over shared memories. Consider necessities such as flashlights, and bug sprays. Make sure everyone in the group has their own flashlight while outdoors. Don’t forget luxuries such as everyone’s favorite dessert. We are partial to all kinds of treats! Breaking up items into categories ensures you have everything you need for an entire day to enjoy spring outdoors with your family.
Plant a Tree
We cannot overstate the need to instill appreciation and respect for the planet in kids. Start them young by planning a tree-planting endeavor. This is a simple activity you can plan in your own backyard. With a little adult supervision and a few basic supplies, you will plant not only the seed of a tree, but a seed of love for the planet.
Kids love playing in the mud and this is a great way to let them indulge themselves while making the most of the season. Include multiple generations, or your kid’s best friends and make an occasion out of it.
Learn a Craft
Children, by nature, are curious explorers and builders. Nurture their interests by learning a craft together. Include the older adults in your family by selecting a craft they were adept at and would like to teach you.
Woodworking and crocheting are examples of crafts everyone can work on together. Not only do your kids learn new tangible skills, but they also learn lessons in teamwork, respect, and patience. Learning a craft together also gives you memorabilia to remember this season by. No matter how perfect or imperfect your craft piece is, you can be sure the time you spend making it together as a family will be one for the books.
For added seasonal flavor, include elements of spring with your craft. Maybe you want to select yarn colors that reflect the shades of regional flowers, or you want to stencil spring motifs on a piece of woodwork you create.
Match the earth’s energy as it creates new flora and fauna in this season of growth by creating memories with your loved ones. Springtime family activities are a great way to shake off winter’s chill and enjoy time outside.