Although I do like Winter and the cold, icy, sunny days that we occasionally get, as the weather starts to warm up, I love how our garden changes. The few spots of yellow, purple and white crocuses and snow drops, transform into a sea of yellow, green, blue and red. The Spring Bulbs we planted back in the autumn create a Rainbow as they poke their heads above the soil. My spirits really start to rise as we get ready to enjoy Spring in all its glory.
Although we try to get out of the house daily in the Winter, Springtime really frees us up, and we spend more time than ever out of the house, enjoying the sunshine and the warmth. As March turns to April and then May,our sleeves get shorter, and the number of layers we wear decreases. It’s like a whole new world opens up to us. To help you connect as a family during Spring we’ve put together a list of Spring time activities that are mostly free or cost very little for you and your kids to do together.
Spring Activities for Family Fun
- Plant Seeds together – you can plant an egg carton seed tray on your window sill with lettuce and herbs in to eat
- Hunt for those first signs of Spring blossom on the trees
- Feed the ducks
- Find frog spawn and watch tadpoles grow into frogs. Find out how with our guide to raising tadpoles.
- Blow Bubbles in the sunshine
- Be Inspired by Daffodils – create a 3D picture or even paint some still-life pictures
- Go on an Easter Egg Hunt – organise your own, or check the local listings for your nearest organised one
- Grow beans in a jar – see what happens below the soil
- Hunt for a rainbow and chase it to find the pot of the gold at the end
- Make a mud pie kitchen
- Try and catch a butterfly
- Fly a kite
- Blow and decorate your eggs for Easter
- Make stone seed markers for the garden
- Put up bird and bug houses
- Visit the farm to see the baby animals
- Hold a baby chick in your hand
- Explore plants and see how they drink with this simple colour experiment with plants
- Photograph the changing seasons – take a picture of the same tree from the beginning of March through to the end of May each week. Observe how quickly it changes.
Would you like to print a copy of this list to inspire you? Here’s our Spring 2013 bucket list that contains all of these activities and most of them are FREE.