Looking for some new kid-friendly activities for spring break? Here are some fun (and free) spring activities to do with the kids.
Go on a nature walk. Look for signs of spring. Are there tulips blooming? Tree buds?
Start some seeds indoors. Plant a few small seeds in a paper cup with soil, or try some of these other terrific seed activities for kids from How Wee Learn.
As long as your planting seeds, why not create a mini garden the kids can take care of?
Pack a picnic lunch, grab a blanket and head to the park.
After that picnic, take a moment to lay back and check out the clouds together. What do you see? Bunnies? Cars? A princess in the sky?
While you’re at it, check out a new park. We were super excited when we discovered one 40 minutes from us with a petting farm, tractor rides, and a pretty neat play ground to boot!
Want to hang out at home? Get out the sidewalk chalk and get artistic! Tired of just drawing with it? Try some of these fun sidewalk chalk ideas.
Create your own fairy garden using recyclables.
Build a birdhouse.
One thing my father-in-law looks forward to each spring is taking the kids kite flying. Don’t have a kite? Check out these directions from East Coast Mommy and let the kids decorate and make their own paper bag kites!
Blow bubbles. Sometimes it’s the simple things!
How about a bike ride? Pedal around the neighborhood or check out a local bike trail together.
Hunt for a good tree and let them climb!
Have a creek nearby? Go wade in the creek, or just toss rocks in if it’s too cold to get wet. (It always amazes me how long my son is content to just toss rocks into the creek.)
If you’re feeling really adventurous, pick up a few of the bigger rocks to see what creatures may be hiding! (Keep in mind, that snakes like to hide under rocks, so be careful!)
Set up a tent and camp out. Even if you don’t stay in it all night, the kids will have a blast with it during the day. (You could even set it up inside if the weather isn’t cooperating!)
Rainy day? If it’s warm enough and it’s not a thunderstorm, grab the raincoats and boots and go puddle jumping!
Or, let the rain inspire some learning! Here are 12 Hands-on-Weather Activities from Kids Activities Blog that are sure to get the kids excited about weather.
What fun activities are you looking forward to doing with the kids during spring break? I’d love to hear about it!