Spring has sprung, and the weather gets better, it’s easier to head outdoors and have fun. Here are some delightfully chirpy ideas for 50 Outdoor Activities for Kids to make this Spring a Breeze and guarantee to get them scampering about with rosy cheeks.
#1. See Some Baby Animals
Spring is the perfect time of year to visit a pet farm, to see all the cute baby animals. Kids might even be able to help out with feeding the young lambs or calves.
#2. Play in the Rain
Don’t be afraid to get right out in the middle of a rainy day. Walk, run, skip, or dance through the droplets. Here’s our Top Ten Things to do Outside in the Rain & Galoshingly Good Rainy Day Activities for Kids Outdoors.
Blowing bubbles should lead to giggles! Use different blowers for a range of bubbly fun.
When all the bubbles are used up, why not try making your own using washing-up liquid, sugar and water.
#4. Head to the Beach
A trip to the beach is always a fun day out, no matter what the season! We always make a mermaid on the beach, drawing an outline then using seaweed for her hair and stones and shells to decorate her tail.
Why not collect some stones and paint them when you return home to make some garden decorations? Here are 50 Interesting Things to do with Kids at the beach.
#5. Read Outside
Once the weather warms up, pick up your book or e-reader, find a nice comfortable spot to sit, and get to reading! There’s no need to stay cooped up indoors when you could be out getting some fresh air while you read.
#6. Go Cloud Watching
Watching clouds is a very relaxing way to spend some time outdoors, for all ages. Get the kids to lie on their backs, and try identify some cloud shapes.
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#7. Jump Rope
Head outside with a skipping rope. Use a short, single-person rope or find a longer rope so the whole family can get involved, alternating who’s turning and who’s jumping.
#8. Climb a Tree
The world looks a whole lot different when viewed from the heights of a sturdy tree. Get some exercise as well as a bird’s eye view of your neighborhood!
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#9. Jump in Puddles
Get on the wet gear and rain boots and have a good old splash and jump around the puddles in your neighbourhood. You can always stick the kids in the bath afterwards and have some hot chocolate to warm them up too.
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#10. Go Star Gazing
On a clear night, bring the kids outside for some star gazing. See if you can recognise any of the well-known constellations – see our tips on Fun Astronomy for Kids.