The winter allows us to stay indoors with a hot cup of cocoa and snuggle under warm blankets, but after the holidays, most people are dreaming of sunny days.
Warmer temps are rapidly approaching, which means it’s time to start preparing to head outdoors for some fun activities to do with your children in the spring!
Take Nature Photos
Spring is the perfect time to take nature photos because everything is blooming and coming back to life after the harsh winter. Grab your phone (be sure to place a protective case on it!) and head out with your child to grab some beautiful pictures of the outdoors.
Photography teaches your child to look at the world from a different perspective and sparks creativity in them! You might even create a scrapbook together with all the photos you took, which can be another great bonding experience.
Spring activities don’t have to be all about excitement and running around! The blossoming season provides a sense of peace and serenity that you can share with your child. All you need is a picnic blanket, their favorite snacks, and a good book.
Reading to them under the warm sun on a quiet, breezy day teaches them to appreciate life and simply live in the moment. You can even take a break every chapter to have a pleasant conversation with your child or play a quick game of frisbee!
Splash in the Puddles!
Turn rainy days into fun days by taking your child outdoors and dancing in the puddles! This isn’t just a fun activity; it also teaches them to be positive and see the good in everything—even on dark, rainy days.
So grab the raincoat and boots and head outside for a splashing good time! There’s nothing better than taking a hot shower and putting on warm, cozy clothes after a rainy day.
Create a Scavenger Hunt
Scavenger hunts allow your child to explore their environment in a safe space while activating their imagination and learning problem-solving skills.
You can find many scavenger hunt puzzles online to give your child a fun, exciting challenge while spending quality time outdoors.
Create a little space in your yard to allow you and your child to plant flowers, vegetables, and fruits. Introducing them to new plants is a great way to encourage healthy snacking in your children.
Gardening also provides stress relief and teaches your child essential skills that they’ll carry with them into adulthood. You can start small by planting easy-to-grow plants like:
- Cherry tomatoes
These fun activities to do with your children in the spring will promote more quality time between you and your child while you explore the beautiful outdoors.