Fun Spring Activities
Just as excited for spring as we are? Get into the springtime groove with these fun DIY activities.
Backyard Scavenger Hunt
Get some fresh air by setting up a backyard scavenger hunt for your little one. This idea is super easy and just takes a little bit of thought and imagination to come to life. In the scavenger hunt have your kids look for things like:
- A bird
- Find something that is yellow
- Find something that smells good
- Find and collect 3 rocks
- Name something you see in the sky
Expand on these ideas to make your scavenger hunt as long or as short as you wish.
Take those rocks that you found in the scavenger hunt (or from outside), and give them a good cleaning. Once they are clean, let your little one paint whatever their heart desires on this unconventional medium (add googly eyes, if you have them, for extra fun). The rocks can then go back outside as decoration in the garden or somewhere on display in the home.
Hand Painted Plants
What You’ll Need
Dip your hand in green paint and press it onto the middle of your piece of paper (this is your plant). Cut out the shape of a pot on construction paper and glue it to the bottom of your printed hand. Next dip your fingertips in a flower colored paint and press around the fingers of the green hand print (these are your flowers). If you’re feeling ambitious, add some birds or clouds in the background!
Flower Press Crafts
Go outside and collect 5-10 wild flowers in your backyard or nearby park. Once back inside, put the flowers in between two paper towels and place a heavy book on top. Leave the book on the flowers for two days. Once the flowers are dried and flattened, paste them onto a sheet of paper. Add other details to your masterpiece such as grass, birds, soil or clouds using markers, colored pencils or crayons.
Drama Class Puppet Show
Rainy day? Show this YouTube video to your kids by Shayna’s Drama Class, they are sure to have a great time! In this video your kids will walk through a drama warmup, listen to a 3 little pigs story, watch a 3 little pigs puppet show and then shown how to make their own paper puppets. Afterwards have them put on a show for you and your family!