Winter is on its way out and spring is on its way in — which means brighter and sunnier days! With the new season around the corner, here are some activities you and your children can partake in to celebrate in style!
Set up a picnic with all of your favorite spring foods
Who doesn’t love the feeling of planning a picnic with all of the delicious spring foods? From fruity desserts to light and crispy salads, there are so many options that are perfect for any gathering.
With a bit of creativity and some research, you can find excellent recipes that combine seasonal flavors and colors (spring veggie platter, anyone?). And don’t forget about packing accessories like coolers for beverages, portable grills for cooking, and camping chairs for seating! Whenever you gather outdoors with friends or family, finding yummy food ideas that satisfy everyone’s taste buds is key!
Have a water balloon fight in the backyard
Spring is an excellent time to get outside and enjoy some fun in the sun and there’s no better way to achieve this than having a water balloon fight! Not only does having a water balloon fight provide hours of entertainment through a classic game of skill, it also helps cool off during those warm days.
All you need is a few balloons filled with water, your friends or family (parental supervision is highly recommended for the young ones!) and some space – even your backyard will do. This interactive activity can create unforgettable memories that will last for years to come. So let loose this summer and enjoy the fun that a water balloon fight has to offer!
Get ice cream sundaes and eat them in the park
Getting an ice cream sundae and eating it in the park is one of life’s greatest pleasures. It’s a delicious way to enjoy a variety of flavors and textures all at once, plus you get the bonus of basking in the sunshine while you indulge. Eat it atop a park bench or picnic table, or take advantage of the lush surroundings by finding a grassy spot to lounge on as you savor the treats with your family. Whatever makes you happy!
If you’re having trouble deciding what type of sundae to choose, let your taste buds be your guide. Rich chocolate syrup with caramel and sprinkles dripping down the sides? How about crunchy peanut butter swirls? Stop by your favorite ice cream shop before heading to the park for the perfect picnic treat – because there’s nothing better than fresh hand-scooped ice cream on a beautiful day!
Go on a nature hike and look for signs of spring
Taking a family nature hike is an exciting way to enjoy the outdoors and observe the signs of spring. Spring is finally here, and what better way to celebrate than going on a nature hike? See the songs of spring birds, hear the splashing of waterfalls, and witness flowers blooming in all their glory. Look for signs of spring in your surroundings — newly green grasses, flower buds just beginning to open and fresh fruits forming on the trees are all indications that warmer days are ahead. Enjoy the warmth and beauty of nature, while engaging in an activity that promises health benefits. If you really want to go wild, bring a camera so you can capture all of the amazing sights and remind yourself of this special day.
Blooming flowers, growing buds on branches and chirping bird songs are just a few of the experiences you may encounter. Depending on where you live, you could discover different species of animals and plants coming alive for springtime. Even if it’s a little chilly, getting away from your normal routine will put a smile on everyone’s face as they explore and take in the sights. So grab your family and go find those signs of spring!
Plant flowers together as a family
Planting flowers together as a family is a great way to create something special and lasting. It’s an activity that all family members can participate in regardless of age, allowing everyone to express their individual creativity while also working collectively towards a common goal.
Not only is it fun and rewarding in the short term, but having beautiful blooms growing season to season builds memories that can last for years. Plus, it comes with many benefits like giving family members the chance to get outside and spend quality time with each other while learning valuable lessons about gardening and nature. So, why not put on some garden gloves and have a family flower planting day?
Spend an afternoon at the farmer’s market picking out fresh fruits and vegetables
An afternoon at the farmer’s market is always a fun and rewarding experience. With the variety of fresh produce available, there is something for everyone to choose from. It’s also great to support your local farmers and enjoy the fruits of their hard work! There is nothing quite like picking out the perfect ripened strawberry or juicy apple that was just listed that morning.
Even better than shopping around are all the samples you can try while you’re there. Not sure if you want to take home a sweet potato? No problem, as you can most likely find someone who will cut one open and offer a sample before buying it. With so many new things to learn about ingredients, nutrition and cooking, a trip to the farmer’s market provides an educational aspect as well. So make sure to take advantage of all your local farmer’s offers and spend an afternoon at the farmer’s market this summer!
An overview of spring as a family
Spring is an amazing time to be alive and enjoy nature. Taking the time to get creative with family activities makes for a wonderful way of growing together. From setting up picnics with all of your favorite spring foods, to a water balloon fight in the backyard, and getting ice cream sundaes in the park, there’s no limit to the amount of fun you can have! You can also go on a nature hike and look for signs of spring, plant flowers together as a family or even spend an afternoon at the farmer’s market picking out fresh fruits and vegetables. Whatever activities you decide to partake in with your family this season, just know that it will be incredibly special! So don’t forget to fully immerse yourself in the beauty and joy of springtime because life is too short not to enjoy it.