Now that the weather is getting warmer, you are looking for awesome spring activities to do with your kids. You want to enjoy some time outdoors with your family, but you don’t want to travel too far from home. Here are some great spring activities to do with your kids on a sunny weekend afternoon.
Go for a Family Picnic
A family picnic is a perfect way to enjoy the outdoors with your kids. One of the best things about picnics is how easy they are to customize. Can’t make it to a park or public green space? No problem! You can plan a fantastic picnic in your own backyard or even in your living room. Just spread a large blanket on the grass or on the floor, and arrange an assortment of picnic foods.
Some popular picnic foods are sandwiches and wraps, deviled eggs, pickles, veggies and dip and fresh fruit. To make things a bit more festive, a pitcher of a special drink like lemonade, orangeade, or iced tea is just the thing. Bring some fancy disposable cups and sliced lemons, strawberries and mint leaves for a garnish. A picnic is also a perfect excuse to indulge in a sweet treat, like bar cookies, or cake pops. And don’t feel pressured to prepare all the food and drinks yourself – most supermarkets have a variety of prepared foods on offer.
A relaxed family picnic is a simple and special way to enjoy quality time with your kids this spring.
Go Kite Flying
A windy spring afternoon is an excellent time to try out this old school pastime. If you are lucky enough to live near the beach, you are in the prime location to fly a kite. The strong ocean breeze will easily lift your kite high into the air.
But there is no need to be near the beach, as all you really need is a windy day, an open space and your kite of choice. Check to see if your city or town has any kite flying events as well. Washington D.C., for example, has a Kite Festival as part of their annual Cherry Blossom Festival, which brings together kite enthusiasts from all over the world. At these events you can watch expert kite fliers in action, improve your flying technique and learn how kites are made.
There are a ton of beautiful kites on the market for your kids to choose from, or you can even build your own if you are up for the challenge.
Join a Community Spring Clean Up Day
Enjoy the outdoors while giving back to your community! Many cities and towns host Spring Clean Up Days during April and May that the entire community can participate in. Common activities are beach cleanups, graffiti removal, planting trees and beautifying community gardens and public spaces.
These community clean-up days are the perfect opportunity to get to know other people in your area. They are also an excellent way to spend the day outdoors and to enjoy the spring weather. Best of all, these events are a fun way to teach your kids about giving back to their community and caring for the environment.
Celebrate Earth Day
Earth Day is a global event that takes place every April 22nd and is observed in over 192 countries. It is a wonderful day to teach your kids about the importance of caring for our planet. There are plenty of ways you can get your kids involved in Earth Day, either at home or by participating in a community-wide event.
To make the most out of Earth Day, invest in a few books or watch a nature documentary to educate your kids on why caring for the earth is so important. Then choose one or two activities to participate in. Some ideas are planting some herbs and flowers in pots, planting a tree, and cleaning up litter or graffiti. Be creative – there are many ways to enjoy a meaningful Earth Day experience with your kids.
Visit a Farmers Market
Visiting a local farmers market is another fun and educational spring activity to do with your kids. They typically feature booths with a wide variety of local produce, meats, baked goods and homemade crafts.
Many also have local food vendors and musicians, adding a festive atmosphere. While farmers markets are enjoyable to browse, they are also a great way for your kids to learn how buying local can benefit your community. They can meet farmers as well and learn more about where their food comes from.
These are just some of the best spring activities to do with your kids this year. The sky’s the limit when it comes to enjoying the spring. With a little creativity and planning, you can make the most of the warmer weather. Now over to you – what are some of your favorite kid-friendly spring activities?