If you’ve been cooped up all winter long, take heart! Spring is finally making an appearance, especially here in the South, and adding in some spring activities for kids is a great way to welcome in the warmer season and have a little fun at the same time. How many times did you hear “I’m bored!” this winter? I’m so glad that my students at school are finally able to get outside and enjoy this beautiful weather and let off a little steam! It’s definitely good to see the smiles and laughter returning to their faces. However, sometimes spring also brings lots of rain, so these activities are also perfect for those rainy, stormy days when you have to be stuck inside.
Start With Great Supplies
Before you get started, make sure you have some great crafting and art supplies on hand. Below are a few staples to definitely keep on hand that will be good for many different projects!
Broccoli Print Spring Blossom Trees– (Imagination Tree) Playing with your food has never been more fun! Kids will enjoy the fun of seeing their food make prints and designs on paper. You could probably even use pudding instead of paint for a totally edible experience!
Springtime Basket Treats (Thrifty Jinxy)These spring treats definitely are for eating and kids always love a craft they actually snack on! Guaranteed to be a hit with kids of all ages.
Rainboot Mini Garden (Life Over C’s) This activity does double duty in that not only will your kids enjoy actually working with their hands in the dirt and growing something, but they also have a cute decor item for the front porch!
K-Cup Tissue Paper Flower (Reuse Grow Enjoy)- Ever wondered what to do with your leftover K-Cups? I usually just toss them into the trash, but this adorable idea of turning them into potted tissue paper flowers is too stinkin’ cute!
Make Slime (MomDot)- Trisha has some slime recipes that will absolutely blow your mind! She is the queen of all things slimy (and I say that in a GOOD way!) and what kid doesn’t love slime? It’s all the rage nowadays!
Create Burger Cupcakes (Sugar Spice and Glitter)- The weather might be perfect where you live for a barbecue, so top off that grilled meal with these fun little burger cupcakes! Kids who love being in the kitchen will definitely enjoy this activity.
Homemade Bird Feeders (Growing Family)- Don’t forget your feathered friends as well! After a long winter, birds will appreciate being able to easily spot a meal and these homemade bird feeders are super easy and a great way to encourage your kids to care for animals. Bird watching can be fun!
Rock Art (The Natural Homeschool)- If painting and art appeal to your kids, they absolutely haven’t had a true art experience unless they have painted a rock! I can remember doing this as a young child and it was so much fun. I kept up with my little rock for the longest time!
Make Homemade Bunny Crayons (Read. Write. Mom!)- Gather up some old, broken pastel colored crayons, a bunny shaped pan, and you’re all set for making the cutest little bunny crayons ever!
Make a Windcatcher (Inspiration Laboratories)- This craft uses items found right in nature. Just add some string and you have a beautiful, nature-inspired craft that’s super easy to make.
Dye Flowers (Momtastic)- Kids of all ages will be amazed what happens when the stems of white flowers soak up food coloring! This is also a great science topic to talk about as well!
Cork Painted Snail (Emma Owl)- Another fun painting project using a cork as the main tool! This is a great sensory project and it turns out super cute!
Make a Recycled Bug House (Raising a Forest)- If you have one of those kids that is obsessed with bugs, let them help their fellow critters out with a recycled bug house. This will allow your child to get up close and personal while observing their bugs!
Paint with Mud (Learn Play Imagine)- Raise our hand if your kids likes to play in the mud! This fun activity actually allows your child to paint with colorful mud! Yep, MUD!
Observe Earth Day (Jinxy Kids)- Celebrate Earth Day with 10 fun, printable, FREE items, including a word search, printable book marks, and more!
Craft Stick Flowers (See What We Did Today)- Just add glue and make beautiful wooden flowers in a variety of colors!
Get Them Invlolved in Spring Cleaning (Not Quite Susie Homemaker)- It’s never too early to teach kids useful life skills and getting them involved in Spring Cleaning can make those chores go faster as well as teach them self-sufficiency skills.