When the days start to get longer, that’s a good sign to begin planning some spring break activities. Spring, and all it’s blooming glory, is a welcome break from the cold winter weather for many families. After being inside for so long (especially due to the pandemic), families are ready to get back outside and feel the sun. It’s time to put away the winter boots and see the flowers bloom. Take a little time from of your regular family schedule and enjoy the wonders of spring with these family-friendly activities!
5 Spring Break Activities You Can Enjoy as a Family
Going to your local zoo is a great way to keep children engaged while burning off energy seeing their favorite animals. Take extra time to allow the children to see every attraction so you can enjoy a leisurely day. Add in some fun learning opportunities by having your children draw their favorite animals and collect at least three facts about it. You can create a fun scavenger hunt or follow the map to see the animals in alphabetical order.
One of the best spring break activities to do as a family is planting flowers. Spring is the time for planting and kids love digging in dirt. Look through some nurseries or attend a flower show with your kids. Allow them to pick out some favorites to plant, and explain the difference between annuals and perennials. Make sure you inform your children if your yard is full sun or part shade, and have them look for flowers that fall into that category.
Look up the birds who you will expect to see in your local area. Then challenge your children to find one or two of those birds. You can go to a park or hang a bird feeder outside your home. You can make a simple bird feeder by using an empty toilet paper or paper towel roll and rolling it in peanut butter and then bird seed. Place it over a branch or thread yarn through it and hang. Encourage your kids to start a bird-watching journal to keep up with all the birds they see (and hear).
Hiking is a perfect activity for families since it is budget friendly, burns off energy, and quite educational without having your nose in a textbook. You won’t need any special equipment and you can start in your local park. Don’t forget the nature journals or camera to record the changes from winter to spring.
All spring break activities don’t have to be super planned out, especially this one. Consider hopping in the car and going on a nice scenic drive. Play games of “I Spy” and “What do you see?” as you check out the scenery. Winter to spring is a very beautiful time of year with everything starting to bloom again. Have your kids bring their nature journals to draw some of the things they see.
Although life looks much different than it did just a few spring seasons ago, you can still plan fun and adventurous spring break activities. Don’t let the pandemic keep you from making memories with your family. Make the most of what the great outdoors has to offer!
Looking for a few indoor activities? Consider making some yummy foods and beverages like this 3-ingredient Dreamy Orange Whip!
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