I know we’ve been lucky to have had quite a mild Winter this year but I’m still glad to see the return of the blue skies and the sunshine that we’re seeing at the moment.
I’m going to ignore that fact though and focus on the fact that it’s March, the skies are blue and Spring is on it’s way. Which means that we can plan in more outdoor fun….
Clear a section of the garden and plan some vegetables (or even some herbs) to grow together and when they’re ready to harvest, cook them together.
Go for a picnic at the park.
Fly a kite.
When you see a rainbow, go on a family search for the end of it.
Have an ice cream at the seaside.
Learn to skip stones in the sea or in a pond.
Draw pictures on the path with chalk.
Try and identify some of the birds who appear in your garden.
Play hide and seek together at the park or somewhere else outside.
Have a trip to your local beach – they’re just as much fun in Spring time as they are in the Summer.
Go for a bike ride together.
Visit a local farm to see the animals.
Look for four leaf clovers together.
Make daisy chains.
Use fabric paints and customise some plain white t-shirts.
Try and find a local outdoor skateboard or BMX course.
Make a mud pie.
Fly a Kite
Have a Sunflower growing competition.
Have a look at some of the ideas on the Woodland Trust website to get you outside and experiencing nature
Wash your car together – or just let the kids do it by themselves.
See what’s happening at your local museums and libraries.
Go to the park and feed the ducks – watch out for the .
Make ice cream cone cup cakes – super easy and super tasty.
Make bookmarks together.
Spend more time reading together and then Google activities relating to the book to do together.
See what’s on at your local leisure centre and join a new club – Golf and tennis have just started at our local leisure centre.
Start a reading challenge with rewards for extra reading!.
Make Milk Jelly just like your nan used to make for you.
Let the kids cook tea!
Make your own books and write some stories together.
Start your own happy book.
Have a Spring clean and then hold your own car boot sale to make some extra money.
Plan a weekly trip to your library.
Visit your local Cadburys/National Trust egg hunt which takes place at National Trust properties across the country. Find your nearest one here.
Have a board game afternoon and play ALL of your board games.
Collect some stones from the beach or from your walk and make them into animals.
Have a picnic on the living room floor.
Make a family time capsule and bury it in the garden (or hide it in the loft).
Make a sock puppet (also useful as a draft excluder if you make a long one).
Have a baking day.
Sew something together.
Build a den.
Go find somewhere new to explore – the woods, a new park, a national trust or English heritage property.
Sledges can be used in Spring too you know, just take yours to your local sand dunes.
Make a potion – just don’t eat it!
Have a camp out in the back garden.
Embrace technology with the kids and discover some new favourite websites.
Go on Youtube and search funny things
Make homemade Bubbles.
Learn ten words in a different language
Have fun in your own back garden – out trampoline is used most at this time of year.
Make and decorate paper airplanes
Go somewhere new with your sketch pads and pencils.
Go on a photo walk and take photos of anything that catches your eye.
Make a photo collage of all your favourite photos.
Play charades together
Play homemade Rapidough
There’s also more ideas over on Bug Bird Bee that I think might inspire you this Spring so it’s definitely worth heading over there for a read.
Have fun having fun.
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