Spring Activities with your Kids!

03/19/2019

The snow is slowly melting away. The leaves are unfolding. The flowers are budding. It’s finally Spring! Get up and don’t be afraid to see your own shadow like the Greyhound from Bambi. Enjoy the season with fun activities you can do with your entire family!

Outdoor Tic-Tac-Toe

Instead of playing tic-tac-toe on paper, why not use the twigs and rocks outside? Use short branches to make the grid. You can even make twigs into X’s and stones into O’s. If they aren’t familiar with the game yet, now is a good time for you to introduce it to them.

According to care.com, getting your kids to play outside can improve their vision, promote social skills, increase their attention span, and reduce stress. So, what are you waiting for? This is a great way for you to get your kids outside and hunt for materials to make up the game.

Fly A Kite

Do you remember what it was like to fly a kite outside? Now, the breeze is calling you to do the same with your own kids. Pick a day when the wind is felt, yet light. Strong wind gusts could be dangerous as suggested by the American Kitefliers Association. Choose the right size for them. Too small and they will have trouble getting it up into the wind. If it’s too big, they will have too much pull for small hands. The only way to be better at kite-flying is to do it over and over!  Gain experience and enjoy with your kids!

Grow Beans on Cotton Balls

Tap your children’s green thumb with this activity. All you need is a mason jar, a handful of cotton, and a bean! The bean could be straight out of a packet you bought from the dried beans section. Fill the jar with cotton and bury the bean. To see how the bean grows, place it on the side of the jar. Water it until the cotton is damp (not wet) and place the jar by the window for sunlight. Let Mother Nature take its course! Your kids will be amazed.

Sock Bunnies

Have you done your share of Spring cleaning? Found a pile of unmatched socks? Turn these socks into adorable plushies with your kids!

Here are a few things you need:

  • Sock
  • Scissors
  • Dry rice
  • Rubber band
  • 2 black craft poms pom
  • 1 pink pom pom
  • Black yarn
  • Glue
  • Ribbon
  • Cotton ball

What to do:

  1. Fill the sock with rice until it reaches the “neck” of the sock — or the part of the sock that hits the ankle.
  2. Tie a rubber band around the sock’s neck.
  3. Make one long cut in the sock material above the rubber band. Now the rabbit has two long, floppy ears!
  4. Glue two black pom poms onto the rabbit’s face to make the eyes
  5. Then, glue the pink pom pom below the eyes to make an adorable nose
  6. Cut two pieces of black yarn: one short and one long.
  7. Place the short piece of yarn vertically directly beneath the rabbit’s nose
  8. Then, glue the long piece of yarn under the short piece, curved into a happy smile.  

You will probably make crude ones at first. But with practice, you can create cute sock bunnies your kids would love to play with. Just be patient. Hey! This is also a teaching moment for you!

These are just some of the things you and your family can do in the Spring. When you do decide to try them out, let us know how it turned out. Do you have more activities in mind? Tell us and comment below!