With the last of the snow melting, it’s the perfect time to get outside and enjoy the beautiful spring weather! Whether you have the children signed up for sports, are taking a beautiful spring vacation, or are staying home this spring, there’s plenty you can do outside. If you need some inspiration for spring outdoor activities, you’ve come to the right place! Featured today on Theresa’s Reviews are 20 must-do spring outdoor activities that children will love.

20 Fun Spring Outdoor Activities For Children

  1. Play a game of tennis. 

    Whether you have played tennis for years or have never picked up a tennis racket, it’s never to late to get started! I love taking my family to the local tennis court, even though I’m learning how to play, too.

  2. Take a walk around the neighborhood.

    Make your walk as scenic as you like. Pause and see what shapes you can find in the clouds, or set a goal for a new distance to walk.

  3. Draw in a nature notebook.

    Take time to sit and draw nature. For tips, check out my Nature Drawing Book Review, which features The Laws Guide To Nature Drawing And Journaling. Drawing birds, flowers, and scenic views can be simple.

  4. Hike in your local nature park, and bring cameras to record what you find.

    Visit the nature park you always go to, or visit a new one! You can always find something interesting on a nature walk. Check out What We Found On Our Nature Hike to see some of the unique discoveries we made.

  5. Plant your favorite fruit, vegetable, or flower.

    Make gardening fun for children by planting something they’ll appreciate. You can also use unique containers, such as mason jars or egg cartons, to gain their interest. Check out 6 Tips For Gardening With Kids for more ideas.

  6. Ride bikes.

    One of the most invigorating experiences is riding a bike with the crisp spring air blowing through your hair. If your children are still learning how to ride, spring is a good time to brush up on bike riding skills to become independent by the summer.

  7. Visit your local farm for a hay ride, to ride ponies, and to see animals.

    Most local farms open in early spring, and appreciate having visitors. For a fun spring outing, children will not only love the activities you can find at a farm, but will also appreciate the opportunity to run around outside. We can’t wait to visit our local farm for a fun family event soon.

  8. Go on a bug catching adventure.

    Even the yuckiest bugs are interesting to watch if they’re inside a bug home! Check out my Educational Summer Toys article from last year, which features some awesome bug catching products.

  9. Jump in puddles.

    Put on your best rain boots, bring your newest umbrella, and go jumping in puddles! Enjoy jumping and dancing in the rain, but make sure to dry off and warm up afterwards.

  10. Play soccer.

    If you don’t have a portable soccer goal, you can create a goal! We play soccer on our deck by kicking the ball and trying to get it to the other side. Playing soccer is a great way for children to work on basic kicking skills. 

  11. Fly a kite.

    On a windy day, head outside and fly the kite. Children will enjoy learning how to fly it, too.

  12. Draw with sidewalk chalk.

    Create pictures, spell words, or design games with sidewalk chalk. This simple activity can keep children happy for hours.

  13. Climb trees.

    Help young children learn to climb, but make sure they don’t get too high!

  14. Visit a strawberry farm to pick strawberries.

    Pick fresh fruit. Not only will you enjoy the day outside, but eating the fruit is the best way to celebrate spring.

  15. Go on a day trip somewhere new.

    You don’t have to travel far to enjoy the spring weather and blooming flowers. Visit a new location hours away and see what’s there.

  16. Spend a day at the zoo.

    Animals enjoy coming out when the weather is nice. Spring is a good time to visit the zoo because you won’t get as hot as you would in summer.

  17. Have a picnic.

    Pack a small basket with delicious food and find a shady spot for a picnic. 

  18. Grill hamburgers.

    Spring is a good time to take out your grill. I loved the hamburgers we had last summer for the Fourth of July (read about them here), but you don’t want to wait until the end of summer to take out your grill! Get started as soon as you can.

  19. Relaxing in the hammock.

    Enjoy the quiet and read books in your hammock. 

  20. Go camping.

    Since not many bugs are out yet, spring is a nice time to go camping. Check out What You Need To Go Camping for some tips.

Spring Into Fun And Fitness With A Tennis Shoe Giveaway!

To celebrate that spring has arrived, I am hosing a giveaway for the Glitz (Purple/Royal) tennis shoes my daughter wore during our spring tennis session. To enter, follow the Instagram pages for Tsukihoshi and Theresa’s Reviews. You will also need to like and comment on the picture featuring the tennis shoes on my Instagram page. In the comments, tell me what your favorite spring activities are. The winner will be contacted via a direct message on April 6th.

With the last of the snow melting, it's the perfect time to enjoy the beautiful spring weather! Check out these 20 spring outdoor activities children enjoy.

With the last of the snow melting, it's the perfect time to enjoy the beautiful spring weather! Check out these 20 spring outdoor activities children enjoy.

What are your favorite spring outdoor activities? Share in the comments section below, and if you enjoyed reading this article, use the share buttons above the comments section to post it to your social media.

Disclosure: I received a free item, but it in no way influenced my opinion.

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44 Responses

  1. Stephanie Phelps

    One of my all time favorite thing to do in the summer is go swimming! I also love to bike and hike in the summer as well!

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  2. Ellie Wright

    My favorite is attend all my two grandson’s Little League games. It’s all about baseball when spring and summer hit.

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  3. Shelah

    You have so many awesome ideas! My brother and I always enjoyed bug hunting and I like the idea of a nature journal. It would get the kids to slow down and observe their environment.

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  4. robin masshole mommy

    We love being outside once the weather gets nice. Here in MA, it’s still snowy and cold, but the warm weather is coming up quick and once it gets here, we will be outside all summer long 🙂

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  5. Janel Berchielli

    Those are great activities to get your kids off video games and tv to go outside and enjoy life. I used to do all these things with my kids but now that they are teens I never can get them to go anywhere with me.

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  6. Debbie

    I love the ideas relating to nature. I think it’s so important for children to appreciate and respect nature from an early age. Then they’ll be more inclined to help preserve it as they grow.

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  7. Christine - The Choosy Mommy

    My daughter keeps asking me when we can plant flowers. I finally told her next week. Hopefully that isn’t too early! We also love going to our local strawberry festival. It is a lot of fun!!

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  8. Jenny

    These are all great ideas. I’ve actually never taken my kids to fly kites. I’m definitely going too this Spring.

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  9. andria

    So many great ideas. #2 is at the top of my list as we moved over the winter and have yet to really explore our new neighbourhood!

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  10. karen

    Yay to finally getting outdoors! We’ve been cooped up for too long with snow! And yes to tennis and riding bikes! Just adds a natural and fun vibe to enjoying nature!

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  11. lindsay

    Thanks for this list – I’m always looking for new ways to get outside with my kids. We enjoy exploring the neighborhood and going on mini nature hikes.

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  12. Ana De- Jesus

    Having a picnic used to be one of my fave pastimes as a kid and it was so much fun to do with friends. I really miss the simplicity of those days x

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  13. Amanda Love

    This post just proves how many things you can do outdoors with the kids. I would love for them to learn tennis. Those are some cool shoes!!!

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  14. Victoria

    I never realised how many things you could do outdoors with kids! I especially love the idea of a bug catching adventure

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  15. Yona Williams

    I would like to plant things this year with my nephew. I think that it would be a nice experience. We usually do a lot of artsy stuff together.

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  16. BRittany

    My favorite by far is the nature notebook! How fun! I think my kids would love to have a little notebook for our adventures.

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  17. Reesa Lewandowski

    Both of my kids need new sneakers, so I will have to enter! What a great list of ideas! Can’t wait for the weather to get a little bit nicer here in NJ!

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  18. lydia

    These were perfect ideas. I’m a nanny and I can definitely use the inspiration! I love to make scavenger hunt lists and walk to the library or park and try to find some items.

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  19. Donah

    Super cute sneakers! When the weather gets nice we usually take a walk and bring a blanket and some snacks 🙂

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  20. Heather

    We always say that our next season is not spring but instead mud season. We spend a lot of time outside playing in the mud! But, we love to get out for walks as well, as soon as the snow is off the sidewalks!

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  21. Vicky

    We love taking a walk after dinner since it is a great way to spend time together and burn off some after dinner calories.

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  22. Kit Stanwood

    This is a great list! I still have not gone camping so its on my list for this summer! I have a pinterest board all about it hehe. I havn’t jumped in a puddle for fun in a long time!! Maybe ever. I normally avoid them but i’ll think of ya next time I see one and think about doing it hahah! Thanks for sharing.

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  23. Heather

    Those shoes are fantastic! I’m have two daughters (age 2 and 8) that would both love a pair! As for spring, we love being outside – in Arizona it’s the perfect time to get outdoors before it gets too hot.

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  24. Blythe Alpern

    I took tennis lessons as a kid. I really loved it. I was the only girl and the only left-handed kid. I wish I had stuck with it. I also love the idea of flying kites. I’ve been thinking about getting my nieces and nephew kites this year. It would be fun to do something outside with them next time I visit.

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  25. Marette Flora

    I definitely plan to do a lot of these as soon as the weather in Chicago is a little nicer! I can’t wait to get Victoria outside more!

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  26. Rachel Catherine

    Great ideas! We are hoping to teach my daughter tennis this summer. I’m not sure my kids would sit still in a hammock but I love that idea!

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  27. Kseniya

    Great list! Love all of these. We love to do activities in the spring and are so happy to finally have warm weather!

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  28. Di Hickman

    Oh there are tons of things to do outdoors here in Southern California! I wish I had all these opportunities where I grew up!

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  29. Meredith

    So many great ideas! We have a couple local farms around that also have outdoor activities for kids. Plus, this time of year there’s a few baby animals to see, too!

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