Fresh Ideas for Spring Family FUN!

18 Mar

1. Grow something you can eat. We aren’t just talking a little pot with grocery store basil. Pick out a fruit or vegetable that you and your family can plant from seed and nurture together. Try tomatoes, beets, or any kind of beans. Ask a local gardening expert if you aren’t sure what will grow.

2. Go to a baseball game. The beginning of Major League Baseball season is one of the annual markers that warm weather is just around the corner. Head out to the park for all the pomp and circumstance — and Cracker Jack. If you don’t want to shell out for the pricey pro tickets, look into local minor league, college, or even high school games. camp

3. Sleep outside. This is one of the great thrills of childhood. Oh, don’t be a stick in the mud — join in! Pitch a tent together in the backyard, get out the sleeping bags and flashlights, and have a ball.

4. Pick flowers. We aren’t suggesting you violate any laws or annoy any neighbors. A picked flower here and there won’t destroy any prized landscaping. Walk through your neighborhood or a local park and see how many shapes and colors of flowers you can collect. Don’t forget to stop and smell them, of course.

5. Make flower crafts. Drying or pressing the beautiful blooms you find opens up a world of elegant crafts you can make together. Make cards, candles, soaps, and more.

6. Take an evening stroll. Listen to the cicadas. Savor the light of dusk. Wave to the neighbors. Enjoy the little things.

7. See all the new baby animals at the petting zoo.blog-summer-fun-tie-dye

8. Tie-dye T-shirts. Celebrate the colors of the season with this timeless craft. Eveyone will love making a cool new T-shirt of their own design.

9. Wash the car together. Talk about good clean fun! Too few kids these days get to enjoy this wet and wild chore. Spray each other with the hose (a must) and scrub along to your favorite songs. Don’t forget to towel dry the car — it keeps the water spots to a minimum.

10. Climb a tree.

11. Dig for worms. Remember the amazing, and sometimes startling, discoveries under a stone in spring? Who knows what you’ll find lurking below the surface of your yard. Get your hands dirty together and see what you unearth.

12. Teach them how to play golf. If you love the game, give your child the patient instruction it takes to impart its wisdom. She learns a game she can play her whole life and you gain a playing partner. 430dee81b43a002e84838a90dd004926

13. Make flower arrangements.  Compose the perfect bouquet!

14. Make a birdfeeder. Kids love to spot blue jays, cardinals, and other feathered friends. Bring the birds to your backyard with this fun craft you can do together.

15. Go to a farmer’s market. Take advantage of the comfortable morning temperatures and see what local farmers are offering. The markets provide countless opportunities to teach, and you might just get the kids to try a new vegetable for once. Kids love samples!

16. Show them how to get the honey from a honeysuckle flower.

17. Dust off the sports gear. Kick a ball, throw a Frisbee, shoot hoops, whatever sports activity that you and your family do.

18. Make your own stained glass. Your local crafts store is full of all kinds of fun projects that you can hang in windows for a dazzling effect. Take advantage of all that wonderful natural light.

19. Make pasta primavera. This simple dish is the perfect recipe to showcase the tastes of the season. Together, pick out a selection of your favorite vegetables. Saute them in olive oil and seasoning and pair with your favorite pasta. 989a2576a5afc80c3d40ce3db57def0f_30-fresh-ideas-spring-fun-580x326_featuredImage

20. Take their picture in a bed of flowers. Beautiful babies and beautiful blossoms, a match made in heaven.

21. Get dirty in the yard. Mow the grass. Pull weeds. Till flower beds. Replant. Cut back. Find the fun in getting sweaty, and teach your kids how to manage the landscaping while you do it.

22. Take your binoculars and go bird-watching. Get tips for attracting birds and butterflies to your own backyard »

23. Make a game out of spring cleaning. You’ll be surprised at how much help you can get with this annual ritual by turning chores into games. Race to see who can fold and stow the most sweaters; send the kids on a scavenger hunt for the beach chairs and jumbo towels, or find another fun way to spin the tasks that lie ahead of you.

24. Have a garage sale and give the kids jobs. Try our 6 easy tips for a successful garage sale »

25. Build a tree house. Not everything worth doing in life is easy. If you think you can handle this job, the house you build together will be a creation your child will remember forever.9c1820a2f702cc88db3da1060bfe4d22

26. Hang prisms in windows to make rainbows.

27. Play in the rain. We spend so much time running to get out of the rain that we forget how nice a warm shower can feel as it soaks you to the bone. Put on your swimsuits and get out in the yard.

28. Find a local set of swings. Show them how to pump their legs to go higher all on their own.

29. Eat outside together. Pack up a picnic and head to the nearest park!

Article Credit http://www.grandparents.com/grandkids/activities-games-and-crafts/spring-fun-activities-list

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