Spring activities for toddlers, preschoolers, and kids of all ages, including the young at heart! Inside you can find an awesome collection of spring activities, spring crafts, and spring art projects that children LOVE!
If you are looking for spring activities that everyone can enjoy your will LOVE this list of spring activities, arts, and crafts!
Please don’t see this guide as a must-do list, but I fun-do list… If it isn’t fun don’t do it!
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Ultimate List of Spring Activities Everyone Should Do!
Below you will find spring activities are listed first followed by an awesome collection of spring arts and crafts. For more ideas have a look at Fun Easter Traditions to Start with Your Family.
At the bottom of this post, we have included some DIY play spaces and other do it yourself projects that the kids will LOVE for your backyard, patio, or garden.
The springtime is a great season to create outdoor play areas for the kids. Don’t forget to have a look at our DIY projects for Do it yourself Families click!
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Fun Spring Activities for Kids (and adults, Too!)
1. Take a Hike
- Climb a tree
- Walk across fallen logs
- Search for signs of spring
- Do some bouldering
- Hug a tree
- Go on a scavenger hunt or a nature hunt to collect natural materials for nature crafts and activities
- Or, try any of these fun outdoor learning activities for kids!
2. Make Mud Pies
There is so much going on with mud pie making you can consider it a spring sensory activity, spring art activity, and a spring STEAM activity for kids.
All you need to do to turn making mud pies into a spring science activity for kids is invite the kids to make their own mud. They will need to figure out how much water they need to add to the dirt to make a good mud pie.
It won’t take them long to learn that too much water doesn’t work, any better than not enough water does… Invite your children to give it a try!
3. Plant Sunflowers
Planting and growing sunflowers is a wonderful first lesson in gardening for young children.
Or, you can also plant spring flowers with kids. Both allow children to get their hands in the dirt and LEARN!
Related: Real Flower Nature Crafts
4. Dance Barefoot in the Rain
Rainy day activities don’t have to be inside…
Send your children outside to play in the rain with the proper gear and this fun collection of rainy day OUTDOOR activities for kids!
5. Celebrate the Vernal Equinox
Teach your children about the vernal equinox, and celebrate the arrival of spring with any of these fun spring equinox celebration ideas.
6. Create a Spring Nature Table
A spring nature table is a space in the home used for placing natural items that reflect the spring season. A spring nature table is used for nature study, sensory development, and imaginative play. They are often used in Montessori and Waldorf education.
7. Be on the Lookout for Four Leaf Clovers
If you can’t find a four leaf clover… make a clover collage.
Want to know what the difference between a shamrock and a four leaf clover is? Find the answer in this collection of shamrock and clover arts and crafts!
Related: Rainbow Shamrock Salt Painting
8. Read Books About the Spring
Help children learn about seasonal changes and the spring season with this magical collection of children’s spring books for toddlers, preschoolers, and young children.
9. Make Easter Ornaments
Both kids and adult enjoy making Easter ornament crafts.
Related: Paper Roll Birdhouse Ornaments
10. Decorate an Easter Tree
Our family loves decorating seasonal trees to put on our nature table and Easter is no exception. An Easter tree is an easy spring craft idea that makes a beautiful decoration and centerpiece for your Easter table.
11. Make Upcycled Easter Baskets
DIY upcycled Easter baskets made out of recycled materials make it easy to turn trash into a treasure that the kids will love!
Use paper, fabric, sweaters, T-shirts, milk jugs, juice cartons, cans, bottles, plastic bags, and even stuffed animals to make your own gorgeous eco-friendly Easter baskets.
Related: Eco-Friendly Easter Toys
12. Decorate Eggs
13. Go on an Easter Egg Hunt
Have or attend an Easter egg hunt for a classic spring activity for kids not to be missed.
All you need to is hide decorated real Easter eggs or wooden Easter eggs in the backyard (or anywhere in nature), and then send the kids outside with their Easter Baskets to find and collect all the eggs they can find.
Related: Easter Chicks Wooden Egg Craft
14. Enjoy Fun Family Easter Traditions
Meaningful Easter traditions for kids and families create memories that last a lifetime. Learn about the origins of common Easter symbols and start any of these fun Easter traditions with your family this year.
15. Make a Pledge to the Earth and Celebrate Earth Day
You may also enjoy this fun list of Earth Day arts, crafts, activities, and fun ways to celebrate Earth day every day.
16. Start a Garden
Start a garden with your children for a hands-on learning experience not to be missed. Whether you start a fairy garden, a flower garden, an organic vegetable garden… There are so many fun things that children can learn out in the garden.
17. Paint with Spring Colors
Get out a paintbrush and some paints and get creative. For inspiration have a look at any of our favorite spring art idea roundups below!
- Saint Patrick’s Day Art and Craft Ideas
- Rainbow Art Projects (and Rainbow Crafts, Too!)
- Easter Art Ideas Kids LOVE!
- Best Flower Art Projects for Kids
Related: Rainy Day Art STEAM
18. Plant a Tree for Arbor Day
Teach children a brief history of Arbor Day and how to plant a tree for fun and educational spring activity.
19. Take Pictures of Wildflowers
Get outside and take pictures of wildflowers. Don’t forget to bring your wildflower field guide to identify them and test your knowledge.
20. Start a Nature Journal
Help your children make and keep a nature journal or notebook. Nature journaling is a fun way for children (and adults) to study nature and record experiences with the natural world.
21. Build a Birdhouse, Make a Bird Feeder, or Make a Bird Nest
Birdhouses, bird feeders, and bird nests are all classic spring learning activities for kids.
22. Collect and Paint Rocks
You can see some of the rocks that my daughter have found on our daily outdoor adventures in the photos below. Click on the link to learn how to paint rocks, and have a look at a whole bunch of fun and easy rock painting ideas for children.
23. Explore a Wild Space
Do your best to give children the opportunity to explore natural wild spaces as often as possible. Spending time in nature has the benefit of allowing children the time and opportunity to learn through play.
Bring a backpack with snacks, water, and your nature journals in order to give your children ample time to learn about whatever interests them!
24. Pick Berries
Wild foraging for berries with my brothers as a child is another one of my fondest memories. Along with all the treats my mother made with the fruits of our labors.
Ultimate Spring Bucket List of Fun Family Activities
We hope you enjoy this awesome collection of spring activities, arts, crafts, and DIY projects the whole family will LOVE!
Be sure you pop over to have a look at all of our other Seasonal and Holiday ideas.
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