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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fly a kite.
On a windy day, head outside and fly the kite. Children will enjoy learning how to fly it, too.
Draw with sidewalk chalk.
Create pictures, spell words, or design games with sidewalk chalk. This simple activity can keep children happy for hours.
Help young children learn to climb, but make sure they don’t get too high!
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.
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.
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.
Have a picnic.
Pack a small basket with delicious food and find a shady spot for a picnic.
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.
Relaxing in the hammock.
Enjoy the quiet and read books in your hammock.
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.
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