This post was most recently updated on April 29th, 2019
I am so ready for Free Spring Outside Activities for Kids as soon as the snow melts.
It’s been a long winter here in the Midwest and love that we have a deck and a fenced in backyard to let loose the little kids on. This year, I challenge you – and myself – to check off this list. All FREE and gets you outdoors with nature!
Raking – my kids loved helping to clean up the yard after the snow was gone! And because leaf piles
Sandbox – then they rediscovered their sandbox and spent hours in it!
Swing – they love the circle web swing we have on a tree in the backyard!
Washing their Bikes – mine love to mimic us by washing their bikes and trikes!
Biking to the Park – naturally after the above
Collect Pinecones – lots of crafts to be had!
Bubbles – bubble shooters, bubble machines now they have giant bubble hands!
Lunch al Fresco – they think it’s a treat when we sit out on the deck! This is a great time for rice, too!
Sidewalk Chalk – it’s exciting again after the long winter
Paint rocks with chalk paint – fun for Easter
Build a Birdhouse – working on skills and they will be excited to have to fill it
Build a Bughouse – this might intrigue the boys, or girls
Sow Seeds – my kids a excited about our wildflowers to bring beneficial bees!
Prepare the Garden – Let them help pick out which fruits and veggies to plant this year and design it together!
Watercoloring – because there’s less freak-out probability with paint outside
Jump in Muddy Puddles – this will happen no matter what
Fly a Kite – a rite of passage
Scavenger Hunt – for whatever they can find in the yard
Obstacle Course – I love when they can take it outside
Water Table – splash away
Bonfire – with careful supervision, and make s’mores!
Clean up Litter – is a fun game and in time for Earth Day
Treasure Hunt – draw up a treasure map!
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What kind of traditions and memories do you want to build this Spring?