Winter can be rough, but with the arrival of spring around the corner it’s time to start thinking about outdoor activities! Check out the following ideas to celebrate the coming of warmer months with your family!
1. Have a bubble blowing contest
Make your own batch of bubble blowing solution by mixing 1/2 cup of dishwashing liquid, 2 cups of water, and 1 teaspoon of sugar. You can even add a drop of food coloring if you wish. Then, create your own signs advertising when and where the competition will be. Gather and see who can blow the largest bubble. It is sure to be a fun time!
2. Have an outdoor scavenger hunt
Divide up into teams and create item lists for the opposite team. The item lists should be simple objects for the team to find, all of which can be found outdoors. See which team can find all of their items first and report back to the house.
3. Make a nature box
Take a walk at a local park with a shoe box in tow. Collect samples of the items you find that are interesting. This can be leaves, rocks, and flowers. When you return home, investigate the items you found.
4. Create sidewalk chalkscapes
Give each family member some chalk and a section of the sidewalk to color. Create fun and fancy murals and drawings. It will be your own large art installation! Make sure each artist signs theirs!
5. Plant a family garden
Get some seeds and supplies from your local dollar store and create a small family garden. It does not have to be huge, just a few plants that you can grow and enjoy as a family.
6. Make your own bird feeders
Roll some pine cones or toilet paper tubes in peanut butter then sprinkle with birdseed. Tie on some string and you have an easy bird feeder both the birds and yourselves will enjoy.
7. Go bird watching
Look up what birds are native to your area online. Print out pictures if possible, head out to bird watch. Make your own binoculars by taping cardboard tubes together. Talk about the birds you see, the sounds you hear, and just have fun exploring nature.
See how easy it can be to enjoy the arrival of spring as a family? Give these easy spring activities a try and you can enjoy some family time for less.