Now that winter is coming to an end, and spring is beginning, families can finally cure their cabin fever with a few spring activities. Whether you’re looking for new activities to use during school breaks or something to shake up your regular daily routine, look no further! Spring is a great time to get outside and breathe in the fresh air while spending quality time with the whole family. As you anxiously await summer, try one of these springtime activities with your family.
Hit the Trails
Spring is a great time to get outside and explore, especially after being cooped up inside all winter long. Consider packing up the family and getting out for a weekend hike or walk in the neighborhood. Sometimes planning a trip can be too much, but you don’t need to go far for adventure. Apps like Meet the Insects will get your children exploring in the great outdoors while teaching them about the insects they encounter along the way. Other apps like Garden Answers will help your family identify the different plants you see on your walk.
Explore Your City’s Museums
On rainy spring days, museums can entertain the whole family. The Google Arts and Culture page will find museums near you, depending on your travel preference. This page is also a great resource to use to research specific exhibits before you go to the museum. Can’t make it out to the museum this weekend? Your kids can use these apps to explore different museums around the world right at home.
Put your carpentry skills to the test by making simple bird feeders for your backyard. There are many varieties of birdfeeders with different levels of difficulty, so you’ll be able to find the perfect house to make with the whole family. Take pictures of the birds you see and put together a photo collage during your next craft time.
Instead of eating out this week, try a different springtime recipe with your family. These recipes are designed to teach kids about healthy eating and cooking basics. Get those aprons on and get busy learning about healthy eating habits.
Music and Movies
While you’re busy tackling your spring-cleaning list, try motivating your family with new music. Music streaming applications like Spotify or Apple Music make spring-cleaning fun and easy. You can even mix it up with karaoke breaks! When it’s time for relaxation, check out FamilyTech’s favorite springtime movies on Netflix.
What fun activities will you do with your family this spring?