Here’s a list of spring activities for toddlers, preschoolers, and kids of all ages, including the young at heart. Scroll down for a fantastic 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 our spring bucket list filled with all the best spring arts, crafts, and activities! We even have a bucket list printable you can use to check off each spring activity you do. But, 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 For Everyone
Below the spring bucket list printable, we have listed spring activities first, followed by spring arts and crafts with project tutorials and tips. Look at Fun Easter Traditions to Start with Your Family for more spring activity ideas.
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. And you might also enjoy our DIY projects for Do it yourself, Families!
Fun Spring Activities for Kids (and adults, Too!)
Have a look through the list of spring activities for kids and adults of all ages. And to make this spring bucket list even more helpful, we have even included project tutorials and tips to go along with the suggested spring activities.
Spring Bucket List Printable
Get the Printable Bucket List HERE–> Spring Bucket List!
1. Take a Hike (and Get Outside)!
Springtime is an excellent time of year to get outside and go for a hike. Get out into nature as often as possible to explore and get your exercise! While you’re out there:
- 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 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 DIY mud kitchen for even more fun!
Invite children to make 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. Invite your children to give it a try!
3. Plant Sunflowers
Planting and growing sunflowers is a beautiful first lesson in gardening for young children. This step-by-step sunflower house tutorial teaches how to plant sunflowers and grow a sunflower house.
Or, spend time in the yard or garden planting spring flowers with kids. Both gardening activities encourage 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 children outside to play in the rain with the proper gear and this fun collection of rainy-day activities for kids!
Related: 8 Reasons I Allow My Child to Go Barefoot
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 typical 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 one! 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!
And if you have ever wondered about the difference between a four-leaf clover and a shamrock–find the answer with a great list of fun Saint Patrick’s Day Arts and Crafts to try at home or in the classroom.
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.
Related: Books That Teach Kids Important Life Lessons
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 for 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.
Related: Eco-Friendly Easter Basket Tips and Ideas Kids LOVE!
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!
Related: Eco-Friendly Easter Toys
12. Decorate Eggs
Decorate eggs for Easter! Try any of our Easter Egg Decorating Ideas or color natural brown Easter eggs with this fun Easter egg decorating hack!
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
The meaningful things we do with our children and families create memories to last a lifetime. Create new memories in your home (or classroom) with this list of Easter traditions for kids and adults.
15. Make a Pledge to the Earth and Celebrate Earth Day
Teach children how to care for the earth, live a more sustainable life, and pledge to the planet in honor of Earth Day. You may also enjoy this fun list of Earth Day arts, crafts, activities, and ways to celebrate Earth 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, or an organic vegetable garden, there are many fun things that children can learn in the garden!
17. Paint with Spring Colors
Get out a paintbrush and some paints and get creative. For inspiration, please 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 a 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
Backyard birdwatching and making birdhouses, bird feeders, and bird nests are classic spring activities for kids (and adults). Try any of the fun ideas listed below!
- 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 great 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 are 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 benefits children in many ways. Get outdoors to allow children the time and opportunity to learn through play. Bring a backpack with snacks, water, and nature journals to give your children ample time to learn about whatever interests them. 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 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. Make Spring Crafts
Making spring crafts and beautiful DIY toys with children is a fantastic way to celebrate 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)
26. 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 rock in this fun article about the art and science of skipping stones.
27. Make and Deliver May Day Baskets
On the first of May–May Day–a traditional activity is making and delivering May Day Baskets. First, make small flower arrangements for your neighbors and friends. Then hang them on doorknobs, or drop them off on doorsteps, patios, and front entrances on May Day. Learn more about May Day baskets and other fun traditions–HERE.
28. Dance Around the Maypole
Celebrate the May Day tradition–a tradition around 600 years old–with a dance around the Maypole. A Maypole is a tall pole with brightly colored ribbons representing the lengthening days as summer approaches. The dance creates a multi-colored pattern that creeps steadily down the pole until the dancers reverse their steps and undo the ribbons. Learn more fun ways to celebrate May Day–HERE.
29. Fly a Kite
There are usually light breezes that make springtime a fantastic time of year to get outside to fly a kite. Learn how to make and fly a kite and keep children safe with our kite-flying tips for families!
30. Make Wishes (Wish for Bees)
Make wishes for all your dreams, and make wishes for bees, please. Did you know that bees LOVE dandelions and that many species are in danger of extinction 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! (But please refrain from blowing your wishes on other people’s lawns–thank you!)
31. Chase Butterflies
Give your children a new butterfly net or two and encourage them to get outside to burn off some excess energy. Chasing butterflies is an excellent way for toddlers and preschoolers to learn more about them. Of course, we also recommend teaching children how to release them back into the wild if they catch any.
32. Blow Bubbles
The spring is an excellent time of year to get out the bubbles and blow to your heart’s content. Invite your children to get outside to blow some bubbles or try this fun bubble machine.
33. Spend Time with a Friend
Here’s a fun thing to do in the spring. As the weather begins to warm and the daylight hours grow longer is a great time to spend time with friends outdoors. Can you say patio season Enjoy the fun ideas on the list above, or just get outside to enjoy the day–happy spring!
Ultimate Spring Bucket List of Fun Family Activities
We hope you enjoy this fantastic collection of spring activities, arts, crafts, and DIY projects the whole family will LOVE!
Get the printable Bucket List HERE—> Spring Bucket List!
You might also enjoy this list of Seasonal Ideas.
Learn more about Rhythms of Play HERE!