Simple Spring Activities for your Kids

Simple Spring Activities for your Kids
Spring is here and we are ready for some warmer weather! We’ve collected some fun spring activities for you to try with your child. If you’re anything like us, you’re ready to shed those winter coats and enjoy some much needed sun!  These activities can help you and your child get out and enjoy the spring, work on motor skills, and best of all incredibly quick to put together. 
by Somewhat Simple
  • Supplies: 
    • Paper lunch bag
    • Yarn or string
    • Popsicle sticks
    • Streamers 
    • stickers, paint, markers, construction paper, or crayons
    • Scissors
    • Tape
    • Directions
      • Decorate a paper bag! If using paint make sure the paint dries before moving to the next step.
      • Use scissors or hole punches to cut a hole in the bottom of the bag. 
      • Cut a piece of yarn or string (18”-24” long). Tie one end to a popsicle stick and the other end to through the hole in the paper bag. Roll the loose string around the popsicle stick. 
      • Attach streamers to the open end of the bag with tape.
      • Go fly your creative kite!
    by Fun Learning for Kids
    • Supplies: 
      • White carnations
      • Liquid food coloring 
      • Cups
    • Directions: 
      • Trim the stems of the flower so they fit in your cup.
      • Add water to each cup.
      • Put 10-15 drops of different food coloring in each cup and stir.
      • Add one carnation to each cup.
      • Check on your flowers every couple hours to see them change!
    by Growing a Jeweled Rose
    • Supplies: 
      • Empty toilet paper rolls
      • Peanut butter
      • Bird seed
      • Butter knife
    • Directions: 
      • Carefully spread peanut butter on the empty toilet paper roll.
      • Roll the toilet paper rolls in bird seed.
      • Hang your bird feeder out and wait for bird visitors!
    by Playful Notes
    • Supplies
      • Cress seeds (these are quick growing microgreens)
      • Jar (baby food or yogurt jars work great)
      • Soil 
      • Decorations: stickers, markers, paint, googly eyes
    • Directions:  
      • Decorate jars, draw funny faces. Make sure the paint is dry before moving on.
      • Add soil to jars, then add the sees.
      • Place jars in a dry, well-lit area, then watch over the next few days and weeks!
    by Childs Play ABC
    • Supplies
      • Paper
      • Markers or crayons
      • Glue or paper clips
    • Directions
      • Draw or paint different colors across the paper. 
      • Go for a walk and look around for nature items that match your different colors on your paper. 
      • Use glue or paper clips to stick the finds to the paper. 
    by Sprouting Wild Ones
    • Supplies
      • Cardboard
      • Hot glue
      • Nature items: grass, rocks, sticks, bark, leaves, flowers, pine needles, or berries
    • Directions: 
      • Cut out egg shapes from the cardboard - or any shape really. 
      • Head outside and look for nature items. 
      • Have your child decorate the egg while you help glue the items on. Make sure to watch for little hands while using the hot glue.
    They are fun, simple to do, and easy to adjust to fit your child's needs and age. The most important thing to take away is to show that you can use just about anything around your home to create a fun activity with your child! Don’t overthink crafts or activities, your child loves spending quality time with you. As a reminder, all activities were chosen because they can be adapted very easily. So, make this your own and do what works best for you and your child.