After this overwhelmingly dreary winter we have had, I am so anxious for spring. Even though the first day of spring brought with it even more of that relentless snow, I insist on thinking ahead to brighter, sunnier, milder days.
Do I complete everything on my list? Not usually.
Yet, it does make me feel good to have a goal in mind. Plus, with a crazy toddler running around, it helps to take a look at my list when I’m frantically looking for something to entertain him.
On my spring to do list, you’ll find lots of different activities for toddlers and a few activities for yourself. It’s important to keep both in mind!
A Spring To Do List
Activities for Toddlers & Kids
- Get outside! After being stuck inside all winter long, it’s great to get a chance to play outside. Here are some activities to try in your own back yard.
- Blow bubbles
- Play with sidewalk chalk. I love the sidewalk squirt painting and more ideas from Growing a Jeweled Rose.
- Lay back and try to find shapes in the clouds.
- Go on a nature walk.
- Grab a magnifying glass and examine some bugs.
- Play with rocks. The Artful Parents has so many ideas to learn with and about rocks. I can’t wait to try some of these!
- Pick and smell some flowers. Then take your flowers and make this adorable Spring Flower Sensory Bottle from My Little 3 and Me.
- Play in the dirt. Let your child get a little messy with some of these fun dirt and mud activities from Growing a Jeweled Rose.
- Plant some seeds & help garden. Edventures with Kids shares 3o gardening activities and ideas for kids.
- Check out all of the local parks.
- Grab a bunch of those cheap, plastic eggs and have fun. There are SO many different uses. I Can Teach My Child has some great ideas. I love the sound match game.
- Attend an Easter Egg hunt.
- Hold a practice Easter Egg hunt in your yard/house.
- Dye eggs.
- Since April Showers do bring May flowers, it’s crucial to have a few go-to rainy day activities. You can find lots of activities for rainy day fun on Babble.
- Head outside during a light rain and splash in some puddles.
- Find a rainbow and/or try some rainbow-themed crafts. Check out the 36 different rainbow activities for toddlers over at Fun at Home with Kids.
- Head over to the local zoo.
- Take a trip to a local farm.
- Take pictures and try to identify local birds and butterflies.
- Plant a butterfly bush
- Make a bird feeder or bird bath. I really like the bird feeder ideas from Happy Hooligans.
- Head to a local pond and check out the wildlife. Be careful about feeding wild ducks and geese though. Here are some helpful tips on feeding ducks and better alternatives to bread from Birding.About.
Activities for Mom
- Make some fabulous food to celebrate the new season. Closet Cooking shares 50 bright and beautiful and tasty-looking spring recipes.
- Sign up for a race in the spring and start training!
- Remember your fitness goals and get into shape for the summer.
- While your child is having fun at the park, try out some playground fitness from LiftingRevolution.
- Dive into some spring cleaning. This 30-day spring cleaning challenge from PopSugar looks amazing.
- Volunteer to help your neighborhood. Most towns have an annual spring clean up.
- Paint your toenails or get a pedicure. Sandal season is almost here! While your busy painting your toes, try out some more of these relaxing DIY spa recipes from The Dating Divas.
- Don’t forget about your husband! Plan a spring date night. Here are some great ideas from The Dating Divas.
- Make a beautiful spring wreath for the front door. I love so many of these beautiful spring DIY wreaths from The DIY Village.
- Start gardening. Weed’em and Reap (Great name) has some helpful tips for newbies like me on how to start a garden.
- Head to the outlets and see if you can pull off any of the new trends this season. Sisters to Sons has a great 2-part fashion post on all the upcoming trends this season.
- Throw a spring dinner party. I just love all of these adorable ideas from Brit & Co.
Okay, now if Mother Nature will start cooperating I can get started on all of these great spring activities. Maybe I’ll start with a pedicure first?
How about you? Let me know in the comment section below what’s on your Spring To Do List.
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