Fun and Creative Springtime Activities for Your Kids to EnjoyPosted on March 21, 2023 by Ladybug Child Care Center
Are you over winter in Minnesota yet? Spring is right around the corner, and we can’t wait for the weather to warm up and for the flowers to begin blooming. Of course, with warm spring days comes antsy, inquisitive kids. Spring activities are great for getting kids excited about things like new blooms, warm sun, and bright colors.
This year, celebrate the changing of the seasons by nurturing an appreciation of spring. Many of these activities are simple to arrange and include everyday items that you may have on hand. Plus, with a light focus on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math), it’s very possible your little ones will learn something along the way.
Do you remember making mud pies when you were a little one? We sure do – it was one of the most fun outdoor spring activities we could do. Maybe because making mud pies is a sensory activity that connects kids with other children and promotes problem-solving skills. Invite kids on your street, neighborhood, or school to participate. You could even build a DIY mud pie kitchen. Provide plenty of trinkets and costume jewelry for the kids to use. It shouldn’t take them long to learn that too much water is just as bad as too little water!
Create Coffee Filter Flowers
Did you know that you can turn those unused coffee filters into beautiful spring flowers? The best part is that you can bring your child in to help, and they can learn about solubility while having fun. All you’ll need to complete this spring activity is some pipe cleaners and bright-colored, washable markers. Your kids don’t need to have any “coloring in” skills at all – water makes the magic happen!
Create a Magic Concoction
Springtime is a magical season filled with new life and warm weather. Teach your kids the joy of celebrating spring by having them make their own “magic potion” or concoction. Have your little bugs collect nature-made ingredients in your backyard, like flower petals, berries, leaves, and more. Grab an old bottle or tincture and mix all the ingredients up (add a natural dye for color if you’d like) to create your potion. Have your kids pour out the potion to help new life grow in your backyard, or create your own fairy garden for maximum fun.
If you want to introduce your little bugs to the wonders and gardening, planting sunflowers is a great way to do so. Sunflowers are among the easiest plants to grow, especially for kids. Plus, there are many lessons to be learned in the garden, and being out in the sun is usually a great choice for kids. Follow this handy guide to get started on this fun spring activity. All you need is a tiller, sunflowers, rich soil, and water!
Build a Simple Birdhouse
Making a birdhouse with your little one is a great spring project because when spring is in the air, birds return home and look for new places to nest. Building a simple birdhouse is also a great way to teach your kids about birds that are common in backyards. All you should need to get started is a milk carton! For a super-easy alternative, buy a birdhouse-making kit at your local crafts store.
Play a Memory Easter Egg Game
This activity is a fun way to practice your child’s memorization skills while mixing in creativity and concentration. Head out to your local dollar store to stock up on different items for this game. Try using a couple packages of erasers and leftover plastic easter eggs to fill a Styrofoam tray used for real eggs. As an example, you could choose easter erasers plus robot, flower, and butterfly erasers. For an easy game, match any two butterflies, robots, or flowers together. For a more challenging game, have your child match specific robots, flowers, and butterflies together.
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