Spring Bucket List: 50 Simple Things To Do With Young Children
Ideas for your Spring Family Rhythm + 2 downloadable resources
Spring is one of my favourite seasons. With the flowers blooming and signs of new life everywhere, it’s the perfect time to get outside and spend more time in nature.
I have spoken on many occasions on the importance of getting outdoors (in all weathers), but Spring is truly the most perfect time to get started with this.
One of my favourite things to do is simply spend longer periods outside embracing nature. We adjust our daily rhythm so that play invitations, sensory play, art and independent play all happens outside – either in the garden or at the local park.
With that being said, sometimes it is nice to have a focus of your outdoor time, whether it be picking seasonal fruit at a local PYO, then making muffins or pies with the fruit you have collected or simply creating ‘potions’ using herbs and flowers in the garden.
I have compiled a Spring bucket list filled with simple activities and prompts for you to encourage longer periods of outdoor play.
Spring bucket list: 50 simple things to do with young kids
go on a nature walk and search for spring flowers
jump in muddy puddles!
take art projects outdoors
visit a wildflower meadow and take pictures
draw with sidewalk chalks in the garden or local park
plant some seeds and watch them grow!
make a flower soup with old Mother’s Day flowers
freeze flowers overnight to use in sensory play
take a picnic to the local park
make a simple mud kitchen in the garden – use old pots and pans!
walk barefoot in your back garden
read some Spring themed books
make a homemade bird feeder
visit a butterfly house
plant sunflower seeds ready for summer
go on a spring themed scavenger hunt
explore a playground that you haven’t visited before
lie on a blanket and look for shapes in the clouds
play pooh sticks!
fly a kite on a windy day
create a fairy garden
visit a farm and see the baby animals
create an outdoor obstacle course
spring clean the play space
go backyard camping
set up a hammock and read some books
roll down a hill
collect rocks and paint them, then hide for others to find
make a nature wand
go on a sound walk
build a fort
make homemade spring themed play dough
go on a bug hunt in your local forest or park
take story time outside
go on a rainy walk
watch the sunrise together
watch the sunset together
have breakfast outdoors
visit a Farmer’s Market and try something new
blow some bubbles!
climb a tree
take a road trip to a new national park or adventure trail
decorate a terracotta flower pot
visit a local flower show
pick some seasonal fruit at a local ‘pick your own’ farm
learn a new skill – e.g. skipping or riding a bike
paddle in a stream
crush some herbs to make ‘potions’
make a pie or muffins with seasonal fruits
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I love these ideas! I love the fairy garden idea the most :)