Yay, Spring is here! Nothing makes me happier than seeing flowers start to bloom and hearing the birds in the morning. Here are some of the activities we are looking forward to this Spring. Most are simple, inexpensive and will give us quality time to relax together and make memories as a family.
- Berry Picking
We took our son picking for the first time when he was 1.5 years old. He loved running through the field, tasting the fresh berries and collecting them in the basket. Many of the farms also have activities like water slides and small petting zoo’s so we were able to make a day of it. Here is a list of local farms in the Atlanta area.
2. Feed the Ducks
Many parks offer duck food for 50 cents a spin. Bring a few dollars in quarters and you will have an hour or two of fun with your little ones.
3. Make Strawberry Shortcake
Strawberry shortcake is a must have for Spring. I really enjoy cooking with my son and watching the sense of accomplishment he has when he see the finished product. While cooking, there are so many opportunities to teach colors, numbers, words and much more so I include him as often as possible. If you are looking for Spring baking inspiration, check out the yummy recipes on my baking Pinterest board.
4. Fly a Kite
Flying a kite with your kids is so fun and great exercise. There is nothing better than watching their eyes light up when they see the kite finally take off.
5. Visit the Zoo
Spring is the perfect time to visit the zoo. On average most people spend 3 hours at the zoo so going when the weather is comfortable makes it a much for enjoyable experience. If you can manage to get there earlier in the day the crowds are smaller so your kids will be able to get closer to the animals.
6. Decorate Easter Eggs
Decorating eggs for Easter is one of my favorite activities for Spring. We are trying some new techniques out this year. Check them on my Easter Pinterest board.
7. Plant Flowers
My little guy loves to dig in the dirt. So, I put him to work and have him help dig the holes for our Spring plants. Admittedly, it takes significantly longer but he has a blast and I eventually get my flowers planted.
8. Make a Bird Feeder
We’ve used both Cheerios and bird seed and our birds don’t seem to have a preference. Once we hang them on the tree we get days of entertainment out of watching the birds visit. Here are a few simple bird feeders you can make with your kids.
9. Go to the Farmer’s Market
There is so much great fresh produce available this time of year. It’s also an opportunity to support your local farmers/businesses and make healthier choices. Here is a list of Farmers Market’s in the Atlanta area.
10. Spring Cleaning
Take a few days to declutter and organize your home. When you are done you will feel like a weight has been lifted off of you. I’ve taken on a few Spring cleaning projects around our home which I’ll be sharing shortly!