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Get Your Kids Outside This Spring!

Spring brings warmer temperatures and an abundance of blooming nature to explore, which means plenty of opportunities for fun outdoors. Get your kids outside this season with these simple springtime activities.


Have a picnic.

You don't even have to leave home! Take lunch outside in the yard, or head to a local park, spread out a picnic blanket and enjoy the sunshine together.

Draw with sidewalk chalk.

Everyone can get in on this activity! Make a chalk-sterpiece with your kids, or aim to create the world's longest hop-scotch. The possibilities are endless!

Go for a nature walk.

Spring is a great time to get out on a local trail or walking path and explore all the wonderful nature in bloom. You could even try a nature scavenger hunt!

Fly a kite.

Springtime breezes make for ideal kite flying weather. Make your own homemade kites, or pick up some cheap kid's kites at your local dollar store!

Go for a bike ride.

Riding bikes is a great way to get exercise and enjoy time outdoors. If your little one is too small to ride, try a bicycle trailer that can attach to your bike so everyone can go along for the ride. Be sure to wear a helmet!

Blow bubbles.

Buy some bubbles or make your own DIY bubble solution, then head outside and let them fly for easy entertainment!

Plant some flowers.

Kids will love helping you dig into the dirt to plant your flower garden, and will gain a sense of accomplishment when it's all done. You can even plant a butterfly garden and enjoy watching it attract the beautiful bugs together!

Plant a veggie garden.

Planting veggies, watching them grow and then eating them together will instill a new appreciation and understanding of where our food comes from in your kids. It's also a great way to eat healthy! If you don't have much space, consider planting a small container or vertical garden.

Make a bird feeder.

It doesn't have to be fancy! There are plenty of easy DIY bird feeders you can make with your kids to hang in your yard. They'll love watching the birds enjoy it!

Feed the ducks.

Take your kids to the local pond, lake or river to watch and feed the ducks there. Instead of stale bread, which can be harmful to their stomachs, bring your ducky friends some corn, rice, birdseed, oats or grapes to munch on.

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