10 Family-Friendly Activities to Add to Your Spring Bucket List

After months of chilly winter days, the colorful arrival of spring is a welcome sight. Warmer days are ahead, and everyone is itching to get outside and enjoy the fresh air. For those of us working from home or forced to cancel spring break plans, it might seem difficult to find new ways to enjoy the season. Fear not, there’s plenty of exciting options to keep the entire family entertained while still spending more time at home. Add these fun activities to your spring bucket list to make the most of spring’s arrival.

1 | Plant a Garden
There’s something satisfying about creating a meal with ingredients grown yourself. If you haven’t jumped on the chance to grow your own produce, now is the time! No yard or big budget? Start simple with a container garden of tomatoes or herbs.
2 | Start a New Hobby
It’s a great time to try something new. Take an online art class. Try using those crochet needles you bought last year but never got around to learning. You can also find plenty of low-cost ways to get the whole family involved. Download a free app to learn a new language or browse YouTube tutorials (dancing, cookie or cake decorating, and magic tricks are great options to start!).
3 | Reduce Clutter
Spring cleaning is a well-known saying for a reason. Use the warmer days to refresh your space and you’ll feel loads lighter (literally and mentally). Clean out a closet. Reorganize the pantry and remove anything that’s expired. Have the kids help by going through old toys and donating them.
4 | Exercise Together
Whether you’re getting stir-crazy sitting indoors or want to hit your step goal for the day, exercising is a great way to celebrate spring. Go for a walk in the park or do a family yoga session together to find a sense of calm in the day. Even just dancing around the house will make a happier home.
5 | Take a Road Trip

Have a weekend to spare? Grab the gang, crank up the music and take a short drive. Enjoy the sights of a new state park. Find a historical town with fun shops. There are plenty of exciting spots right outside the city to experience.

6 | Create an Outdoor Movie Theater

Have a weekend to spare? Grab the gang, crank up the music and take a short drive. Enjoy the sights of a new state park. Find a historical town with fun shops. There are plenty of exciting spots right outside the city to experience.

7 | Be Kind to the Earth

Earth Day is April 22, but any day is a good day to help save the environment. One of the easiest ways to get involved is find a local organization to help out. Through these groups, you can help plant trees or pick-up trash. Use this time to make an effort as a family to reduce using single-use plastic (paper plates, straws, plastic storage bags etc.) and start using reusable options only. You can also try your hand at composting to help feed that garden you started.

8 | Cook the Season
Fresh spring fruits and veggies await! Head to the local farmer’s market and grab some in-season produce such as asparagus, beets, herbs, and rhubarb to whip up a special meal at home. If you score a deal on a bulk item like strawberries, give canning a shot and make some fresh strawberry preserves.
9 | Have a Picnic
Gather the family and enjoy the great outdoors with a yummy packed meal. You don’t even have to leave the house to do this—simply throw a blanket in the backyard and have lunch together. Add a couple of yard games and you’ll have a picture-perfect day.
10 | Take Up Bird Watching
If you planted a garden or flowers this spring, you can bet birds are going to love hanging out at your house. Consider setting up a bird feeder that can be seen from the house to attract even more birds to your nest. Once you start seeing them flock-in you can take the bird watching to the next level by investing in some binoculars and going to the park to spot more species.
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