As a mom, one of my hopes is that my kids will have a wonderful childhood with a lot of fun memories that they will love looking back on when they’re older. And every time the season changes, I see it as a huge opportunity to give them fun memories they will surely treasure by doing different activities they’ll get to enjoy. Like every fall, I make sure we go to a fall festival or we go apple picking. And since we’re already midway through February, I am so excited for the weather to FINALLY warm up so I can spend some time outdoors with my family. I can’t wait to have fun and do spring outdoor activities with them! If you’re looking for fun things to do with your family, then you’ve come to the right place! Today, I’ve rounded up fun and inexpensive spring activities to do as a family.
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Visit The Farm
My kids love visiting the farm near us and we’ve been looking forward for warmer temperature so we can go there again. Visiting the farm with your family has always been a fun activity for kids, especially if you have younger ones.
Check out the farms near you to find out which ones you can visit when the weather finally warms up. If you live in Northern Virginia, you should absolutely check out Frying Pan Farm Park and Ticonderoga Farm. Instead of buying food in the farm, pack your own food just like what we do, so you can save.
Go To Playgrounds
Aren’t you excited to hit the outdoor playgrounds near you where your kids can play at FOR FREE?! This is seriously one of the kid outdoor activities that my kids have been looking forward to do! If your kids need a break from the house, head over to the nearest playground and let them play as much as they want! You might also want to pack some snacks and drinks with you when you go, so you’re ready when they get hungry and thirsty.
I’m done with indoor playgrounds and how expensive they are!!! Don’t you agree?! Other than the entrance fee, they also require you to buy snacks from them because you’re not allowed to bring anything in. Of course, you cannot let the kids play for a couple of hours and not expect them to eat or drink. With 2 kids, we usually end up spending at least $50 per indoor playground that we go to. In fact, recently, we went to an indoor playground that costs $20 per kid. How crazy is that?!
Play In The Rain
Which kid wouldn’t love to play in the rain and jump in the puddles? In fact, I know some adults who would love to do that too, myself included. Make sure your kids have their spring essentials before you let them splash in the puddles. And if you can, join your child and have fun with them! I’m sure they will treasure that forever.
Growing up, my friends and I used to play in the rain and it was so much fun! It was one of the fun memories I always keep thinking about when I think about my childhood. I would love for my kids to have those fun memories as well.
Do Some Gardening Activities
Doing some gardening activities this spring is a great bonding activity for families while also allowing your kids to explore and learn about nature. Head over to your nearest store to get some seeds to plant. Involve your child every step of the process by letting them choose which ones they’d like to plant. If you’re new to this like I am, then you’re probably also going to need a gardening kit.
Gardening activities is one of the spring outdoor activities I’ve been looking forward to do with my family. I’ve been putting it off for a while because I feel like my son was too young to enjoy it last year; but we will absolutely start doing some gardening activities this year. Depending on how much they’re going to like it, we might do it every year and it might end up being one of our family traditions.
Go On A Family Bike Ride
Family bike rides is one of the family outdoor activities that every one will truly love! Enjoy the warm weather by taking the entire family with you on a bike ride. If it is doable, instead of driving, go on a bike ride to a nearby ice cream or frozen yogurt shop.
Going on a bike ride is another thing that I am absolutely looking forward to this year. My daughter is turning 4 soon and I think she’s at that age where we can easily (fingers crossed) teach her how to ride a bike. Growing up, my dad used to take me wherever he goes and we would ALWAYS ride on his bike. It was one of my favorite childhood memories; and I cannot wait to do it with my family.
Fly A Kite
Flying a kite is no doubt one of the fun things to do with your family this spring. I strongly suggest creating your own kites as it will surely be a fun activity for kids. You can create your own kites using plastics, sticks, and string. At least that’s what we used to use when I was a kid. Here is a simple tutorial on how to build one. But, you can also head to a store and just get one.
Enjoy The Cherry Blossom
This is one of the activities I look forward to every Spring since migrating here in the U.S. Every year, we would go to Washington, D.C. and enjoy the beauty of cherry blossom. If you live in an area where you can see the cherry blossom, you should absolutely go and enjoy the scenery. And make sure to pack some food for everyone; that’s also a good time to have a picnic with your family.
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