Now that winter is gone, you can enjoy the great outdoors without adding pounds and pounds of heavy outerwear. Even better, for parents, this means an end to the seemingly perpetual declarations that your child is bored staying inside. By trying out these ways to celebrate spring with your children, you can spark their interest and find wonderful ways to bond during the new season.
- Take a walk. Walking for 30 minutes a day will keep you—and your child—heart healthy. If you have younger children, you can put them in a stroller and let them breathe in the fresh air.
- Start a garden. Even young children can garden! Show your children how to make holes in the dirt, and let them plant seeds. As the season goes on, they can help you water their plants and watch them grow. Plus, you may even get them excited about eating the vegetables and fruits grown in the family garden.
- Hold a picnic. Whether it’s at the park or in your backyard, your child will delight in a picnic. If your children are old enough, you can even get them to help you prepare a picnic basket. You can teach your children how to make a fruit salad or a yogurt parfait. Simply give them a few bowls and pre-chopped fruit. Your kids can then put together delicious, healthy dishes and have a sense of pride in their work.
- Bring the books outside. Each day, it’s important that you read to your children. Why not make the occasion ever more special by bringing them outside and reading a story out in nature? You can even find spring-themed books to stay relevant.
- Make an ice cream sundae. This is one of the most delicious ways to celebrate spring with your children. Now that the weather provides a bit of heat, you have the perfect excuse to pull out the ice cream—and the chocolate sauce, and the cherries, and the sprinkles. Plus, your children will love putting together their own sundaes—or decorating them—if they’re old enough.
- Go the zoo. With animals in hibernation waking up and the earth coming back to life, spring is one of the best times to go to the zoo. Not only can you avoid enduring the heat with young children, but you can also enjoy a less-crowded zoo if you go when the older kids are at school.
- Try out tie-dye. For a fun, artistic project that your children can wear, why not try out tie-dye? You can even provide bright yellows and greens as dyes, helping your children make a shirt with the colors of spring.
No matter what time of year it is, the memories that you make with your children will enrich their lives. With these fun ways to celebrate spring with your children, you can shower them in love. In fact, you can even use these exciting ideas to help celebrate your children’s potty training successes.