Spring Bucket List for the Family

It's Spring Time - Let's Celebrate with New Adventures!

By Naida March 27, 2024

It's Spring - a season of renewals and new beginnings - let's make the most of it.

Take advantage of the warmer days and longer daylight hours 

Here are Fun Ideas for your Family's Spring Bucket List:

1. Plant a garden!

Never planted a garden before? No need to dig up your yard! You can start small with just a few pots placed in the sun. You and your kids will learn a lot together about gardening and will have a chance to enjoy the results of your hard work when it's time for harvest! Read our article on 6 Great Tips on Planting a Kid-Friendly Garden. Want a bigger garden, don't be afraid, get your hands dirty and plant some fresh vegetables or flowers in your backyard. Not only can it be a fun, learning experience for the whole family but you'll also get to enjoy the fruits of your labor once it's harvest time. Check out this article on how to begin a great garden with kids.

2. Go on a Nature Walk and enjoy a Family Picnic

Get out and explore the outdoors! Take a stroll, look for wildflowers, and listen to the birds singing. HERE's a list of some of our local, stroller friendly trails. Also, good advice on Hiking with Toddlers. Pack a nice lunch, lay out the blanket, and enjoy quality time with the family.

3. Hold a garage sale

Take the time with your kids to pull the clothes, toys, and books that they don't use anymore and sell them! You will end up with much less clutter, and your kids will earn some spending money! (Make sure to donate what you don't sell so it doesn't end up back in your house!)

4. Start a family book club

Are your kids reading on their own? Create a family book club! You can either all read the same book, or each choose a different one. When you're done, hold a backyard picnic where you can talk about your books and why you liked them. Here are 8 Books that Inspire Kindness you might want to start with.

5. Host a game night 

Whether you have time for a few quick hands of cards or a marathon Monopoly game, family game time is a fun way to interact and spend some tech-free time together. If the weather is warm enough, spread a blanket on the grass and play outside! Check out our favorite Family Games HERE!

6. Go Play Outside

Host a neighborhood game of kickball, stickball, baseball, basketball, soccer ... or whatever game you can make up! Not enough room in your yard? Gather up the kids and take them to a local park.  It's raining? No worries!!! Get rain boots, raincoats, and umbrellas and enjoy the raindrops on your face, jumping in puddles, or making mud cakes. It's windy? Fabulous!!! Visit a favorite park on a breezy day and set your kite loose in the sky! Don't have a kite? Here's a fun tutorial on making your own! and a list of fun parks and playgrounds where you can fly your kite. Also, check out our It's Spring! Time to Play Outside article

7. Visit a Farm and/or Zoo

Most local farms have plenty of activities for the whole family. From petting zoos to hayrides, there's something for everyone to enjoy the beauty of Spring. Here are 5 family-friendly farms and a zoo you might want to explore:

8. Go Camping

Pack up the tent or load up the RV and head to the woods for a weekend of camping. Roast marshmallows around the campfire and tell fun ghost stories. HERE are great Tips on Camping with Kids.

9. Visit a Museum

Take a day to enjoy a local museum and learn something new together. Here are a few nearby you might want to consider:

10. Take a Road Trip

Get in the car and drive to a new destination. Whether it's a nearby city or a nearby state, you're sure to create some unforgettable memories. Here are a few ideas you and your family might enjoy:

No matter the choice, celebrate this great season by enjoying quality time with your family. 

For more ideas, check out our daily EVENTS CALENDAR 
and also our SPRING BREAK IDEAS article.

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