Here’s a list of spring activities for toddlers, preschoolers, and kids of all ages, including the young at heart. Scroll down for an awesome collection of spring activities, spring crafts, and spring art projects that children will LOVE!
If you are looking for a list of fun spring activities for kids and adults, you will LOVE this spring bucket list filled with all the best spring arts, crafts, and activities! Please don’t look at this spring activity guide as a must-do list. Instead, make it a fun-do list… If it isn’t fun don’t do it! You may also enjoy learning about the spring equinox and fun ways to celebrate the beginning of spring.
Related: Summer Bucket List
Ultimate List of Spring Activities Everyone Should Do!
Below, we have listed spring activities first, followed by spring arts and crafts. For more spring activity ideas, have a look at Fun Easter Traditions to Start with Your Family.
Springtime is a great season to create outdoor play areas for the kids. At the bottom of this post, we have included some DIY play spaces and other do-it-yourself projects that you can make for children to play in the backyard, patio, or garden through the spring and summer months. Don’t forget to look at our DIY projects for Do it yourself, Families!
Fun Spring Activities for Kids (and adults, Too!)
1. Take a Hike
- Climb a tree
- Search for signs of spring
- Go Birding
- Walk across fallen logs
- Scramble around on boulders
- 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!
Related: Get Outside and Connect
2. Make Mud Pies
Making mud pies was and still is one of my absolute FAVORITE outdoor spring activities. It is a spring sensory activity, spring art activity, and a spring STEAM activity rolled and molded into one fun activity. Learn how to build your own DIY mud kitchen for even more fun!
Invite children to make their own mud pies as a spring STEAM activity for kids. 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
Or, spend time in the yard or garden planting spring flowers with kids. Both gardening activities allow children the opportunity 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 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. Nature tables are often used in Montessori and Waldorf education. Nature tables are a great nature study aid, sensory development space, and imaginative play area at home or in the classroom.
7. Be on the Lookout for Four Leaf Clovers
If you can’t find a four-leaf clover… Make a clover collage. For even more fun, try these easy toilet paper roll shamrock and lucky clover crafts, make lucky necklaces or make this four-leaf clover handprint craft!
If you are wondering about the difference between a shamrock and a four-leaf clover… Find the answer in this fun list of Saint Patrick’s Day 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
Here’s a fun spring activity the whole family can enjoy. Make some Easter ornaments to decorate your Easter tree or spring nature table this year. Both children and adults enjoy making Easter ornament crafts at home or in the classroom.
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 Egg Tree is an easy spring craft idea that makes a beautiful decoration and DIY centerpiece for your Easter table.
11. Make Upcycled Easter Baskets
DIY upcycled Easter baskets made 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. Click the link to learn how!
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. First, hide decorated real Easter eggs or wooden Easter eggs in the backyard (or anywhere in nature). Next, send the kids outside with their Easter Baskets to search for 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 a new family tradition, in this fun article about Easter traditions.
15. Make a Pledge to the Earth and Celebrate Earth Day
Teach children how to care for the earth and live a more sustainable life and make a pledge to the earth in honor of Earth Day. You may also enjoy this fun list of Earth Day arts, crafts, activities, and fun ways to celebrate Earth day every day.
Related: Earth Word Art Print
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 lots of 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, please have a look at any of our favorite spring art ideas and projects listed 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
- Surprise Easter Egg Art
- Rainy Day Art STEAM
18. Plant a Tree for Arbor Day
Plant a tree for Arbor Day or Earth Day this year. Teach children a brief history of both holidays, and learn 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.
Related: Nature Study for Kids
21. Build a Birdhouse, Make a Bird Feeder, or Make a Bird Nest
- Fun Birding Activities for Kids
- Easy One Board Birdhouse Plans
- 32 Bird Feeder Crafts for Kids
- Birds Nest STEAM Challenge for Kids
22. Collect and Paint Rocks
Collecting and painting rocks is a fun and easy spring activity for kids. Pop over to look at this amazing list of rock painting ideas for children. A few of the painted rocks that my daughter has found on our daily walks and outdoor adventures can be seen in the photo collage below.
23. Explore a Wild Space
Do your best to allow children 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 to give your children ample time to learn about whatever interests them. Have a look at this list of Outdoor Learning and Nature Activities for Kids to learn more.
24. Pick Berries
Wild foraging for berries with my brothers as a child is another one of my fondest childhood memories. I can remember all of the tasty treats that we made with the berries, and other wild foods, that we collected over the years.
The spring is a great time to start looking around for wild berries that will ripen through the spring and summer months or plan a berry farm visit. Take your children’s berry picking and make a gluten-free crisp with the fruits of your labors for an educational learning experience that children are sure to LOVE!
25. Wish for Bees
When you look at a field of dandelions, do you see a field of weeds or wishes?
Did you know that bees LOVE dandelions and that many species are in danger of going extinct if we don’t give them a helping hand? Join us in making wishes for the bees by blowing dandelion seeds to help them thrive this spring and summer!
26. Make Spring Crafts
Making spring crafts, and beautiful DIY toys, with children, is a wonderful way to celebrate the spring. Try any of the fun spring craft ideas listed below!
Spring Craft Ideas for Kids:
- Ladybug Magnets
- Saint Patrick’s Day Arts and Crafts
- Earth Day Crafts
- Best Spring Chick Crafts
- Rainbow Suncatcher Ideas
- Fingerprint Flower Magnets
- Wooden Easter Egg Crafts
- Toilet Paper Roll Shamrocks
- Rainbow Blocks for Kids
- Butterfly Sensory Bottle
- Toilet Paper Roll Birdhouse Craft
- Fingerprint Flower Necklaces & Keychain Charms
- Shamrock Handprint Art with Poem
- Rainbow Fairy Wands
- How to Make Felt Flowers
- Rainbow Yarn Art
- Felt Flower Leis
- Butterfly Tree
- Rainbow Window Star
- Monarch Butterfly Craft and DIY Toy for Kids
- Rainbow Arts and Crafts
- Rainstick Musical Sensory Bottle
- Fingerprint Art Magnets
- Pom-Pom Chick Craft
- Easy Bunny Craft (pictured below)
27. Skip Stones and Rocks
Skipping stones is another classic outdoor activity that kids and adults of all ages can enjoy together. Learn how to skip a stone in this fun article about the art and science of skipping stones.
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! Don’t forget to pop over to have a look at all of our other Seasonal and Holiday ideas.
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