Spring has finally arrived and it’s time to get outside and enjoy nature. What better way to spend some quality time outdoors with your family than by taking part in some fun and exciting activities?
Outdoor activities are a great way to bond with your children and teach them important life lessons. They also provide opportunities for exercise and fresh air.
Here are five great outdoor activities for kids that you can try this spring:
1. Make A Kite
In the spring breeze, what better to do than to make your own kite from equipment around the house and fly it in the local park? Toddle has made a kite from nine easy steps for you to follow along with so that you can spend less time working and more time having fun!
2. Sow Some Seeds
Sowing seeds from household waste is not only a great way to teach kids about how flowers and food are grown, but it is also an amazing way to reuse your rubbish!
Springtime is the best time to get your hands dirty and sow some seeds, so take a trip to the garden centre and pick out your favourite flowers and veggies. Better yet, use seeds that have come from the food you've previously eaten!
3. Create A Rain Gauge
With the slightly warmer weather of spring comes the spring showers. Kids love learning about nature and how things work, so a great way to get them outside everyday is to help them make a rain gauge.
Every morning, let them go out to check how much rain their gauge has collected. Soon enough they'll want to be outside every second of the day waiting for the rain to start! Good luck getting their boots and coats on after the rain stops, too - they'll be straight outside looking at their collection.
You can even use the water collected as a drink for the seeds you've sown in step 2...
4. Learn About Leaves
During the springtime, leaves are starting to grow back on trees in a number of amazing colours and shapes. Why not get out there and pick some leaves - big and small - and learn all about the types of trees that they belong to?
Once the learning fun has simmered, get your paints out and use the leaf as a brush, stamping them onto paper and marvelling at the artwork that has come to life before your very eyes.
5. Tick Something Off the Bucket List
Who doesn't like ticking things off the bucket list? Spring is an amazing time to earn a sticker for your family's adventure bucket list.
Go camping, fly a kite, climb a tree - anything you feel up to doing that day! Using a bucket list with a rewards system is a clever way of getting kids outside more - they're earning a sticker, and you get them away from the screens! Win-win.