Spring has finally graced us with its presence, bringing with it some beautiful warmer weather! While I’m a big fan of winter, I love seeing the longer, sunnier spring days arrive. When Mott’s® approached me to share some family fun ideas, I knew I wanted to focus on some “old school” spring activities for kids.
10 old school spring activities for kids and families
When I say “old school”, I really mean time-tested! These are things I remember doing during longer spring and summer afternoons when I was a kid. They’re wonderful ways to just spend time together as a family, getting out into the sunshine and just having fun.
1. Bring out the bubbles. Bubbles are always a hit with my students and my son! The kiddo and I just stocked up on some bubble wands, and we’ve been having a blast testing them out! If you want to get fancy, try making some giant bubbles like we did last summer.
2. Go for a bike ride together. My son’s already making plans for some places he wants us to go bike riding together. He’s pointed out that I need a new bike and “don’t forget you need a helmet, Mama!”
3. Encourage the inner chalk artist. There’s just something about taking the chalk outside and drawing all over the driveway and the sidewalk.
4. Play in the park. We’re blessed with a ton of parks and green areas nearby, so we can usually pick just based on what we’re most interested in that day – playground equipment, giant open fields, creeks, etc.
5. Make popsicles. I told Engineer, my son, about how I remember making homemade popsicles with juices when I was a kid. We decided to run by Walmart to grab the new Mott’s® Apple Cherry Juice, along with a few other “important” things (like bubbles and glow bracelets). As soon as we were in the door, we poured some juice into our popsicle molds and set them in the freezer. The kiddo loved taste-testing them once they were done, and they were a nice cold treat after playing outside for hours on end.
6. Go on a walk. This could be a nature walk, where leaves and rocks are collected. Another favorite is tossing on some glow bracelets and grabbing a flashlight for an evening adventure around the neighborhood.
7. Hunt for insects. Around here, spring brings a lot of insects and such. The kiddo isn’t too keen on the wasps that we ran into the other day, but other bugs are fun to check out. An insect hunt is especially fun after a preschool insect theme, too.
8. Dig in the dirt. While the kiddos don’t need anything for this, a shovel and some toy trucks are always fun! We keep a few “outside only” toys on-hand for impromptu dirt excavations.
9. Plant flowers. Such a fun experience, whether it’s growing flowers or even some veggies for the table!
10. Set up the sprinkler. Or just grab the hose and let the kiddos get wet! This is great for those hotter spring days that are gearing up for summer.
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What spring activities for kids are favorites with your family? Have you tried the new Mott’s® Apple Cherry Juice?
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