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 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 see 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!
Related: Winter Bucket List Family Guide
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!
Related: 15 Spring Solstice Celebration Ideas
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!
Related: Get Outside and Connect
2. Make Mud Pies
Mud pie making is a spring sensory activity, spring art activity, and a spring STEAM activity for kids.
Invite children to make their own mud for 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
Planting and growing sunflowers is a wonderful first lesson in gardening for young children.
Learn how to plant sunflowers, and grow a sunflower house, with this step by step sunflower tutorial.
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 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
Nature tables are often used in Montessori and Waldorf education. They can be used for nature study, sensory development, and imaginative play.
A spring nature table is a space in the home used for placing natural items that reflect the spring season.
7. Be on the Lookout for Four Leaf Clovers
If you can’t find a four-leaf clover… Make a clover collage.
For more fun, try these easy toilet paper roll shamrock and lucky clover crafts, make lucky necklaces, or, try 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 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 adults 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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Related: Nature Study for Kids
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 has 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 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 your visit to a berry farm.
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:
- 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!
Be sure you pop over to have a look at all of our other Seasonal and Holiday ideas.
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