Spring is almost here! What's an activity you love to do with your kids in the springtime? Please include a link to a picture if you have one!
In the spring, we like to visit local farms during lambing season, to see all of the new life! Not only do we get to see baby lambs with their proud mamas, but there are bulbs blooming everywhere, and many signs of life and future harvest around the farms. Last year, we had fun celebrating eastern at a local farm.
Making a mess outside!!! Finally I can put away my dust buster! Shaving cream, bubbles, water tables, cornstarch, chalk paint... you name it!
After the long, rainy winters in Israel, we like to get out into nature. There are so many fascinating historical sites and nature reserves...it's hard to pick which ones to visit.
Spring marks time when my favorite tulips are in full bloom. Only about 10 minutes away from us is a historic house with manicured gardens - BEAUTIFUL! For the past couple of years we've been visiting each spring and we each take boatloads of photos. I hope to continue that tradition for another year.
10 FREE Spring Break Activities for Kids!
Late winter/early spring is always the hardest on us financially, so I came up with this list of fun things to do with my daughter while she is on Spring Break that do not cost a cent!
I love when Spring arrives. After being locked up indoors from the cold weather we spend a lot of time doing activities outside. Normally we kick off Spring with a nice day at the park, picnic included. Invite some friends and start making some plans for the nice weather. It's also a great time to start working on some Easter arts and crafts because it is right around the corner.
It started out as a party game for my daughter's 2nd birthday. I needed something both my youngest daughter and the older kids at the party could enjoy together, so I invented Butterfly Badminton. It's pretty much just whacking balloons over a low net using butterfly nets as the racquets. No need to keep points, no winners or losers--just the joy of keeping a balloon up in the air. It's one of our favorite activities to do now whenever the weather turns warm!
We love to explore the backyard and nature trails searching for natural noises. A nature hide-and-seek game. You hear the sound of a frog or cicada and try to locate it and then we learn what the difference is between them. Most adults don't know a cricket from a grasshopper from a cicada, so it's fun to make sure my children are learning the proper terminology and how to spot them in nature.
In spring since my daughter will be one I would love to start taking her to the park.
Here In Sweden they have a tradition for Easter... where you decorate the bare tree branches with colourful feathers. I love doing this with the kids because it is fun, and bright and you can sense the new green on the trees that is coming because as you add the feathers you see the tree buds starting to form. I love how colorful the trees become it is very symbolic coming out of a long Swedish dark winter... When Spring is in the air... feathers go on the tree! Shona from The Mamma Movement.
Going to the parks playing!
We love playing in the mud, hiking, and jumping in puddles.
We love to build terrariums using natural materials from our backyard! We have created the most beautiful nature scenes using pretty flowers, moss, rocks and ferns.
For us springtime means sunshine and beautiful temperatures that allow us to be outside for most of the day! We love to make the most of being outdoors after the cold weather passes and before the heat of summer sets in! Lots of time is spent in our garden and on family trips to the park!
Watch the bulbs we planted last year begin to peek through the grass! They love anything in the garden.
One of our favorites is playing our favorite sports, but with water balloons. Baseball, basketball, etc. This link highlights four of our other favorites too!
We go to Arizona every spring to visit the grandparents. The warm weather and mountain hiking is good for the soul!
We love taking photos of all the flowers.
We love to walk along outside, starting in our own yard, and look for signs of spring....robins, crocuses, patches of grass peeking through the remaining snow, etc. We also love to stand with our eyes shut and see if we can smell the spring air.