Spring is in the air! Can you feel it? We can, and we are getting super excited about the prospect of the kids getting more fresh air. With this in mind, we have compiled 15 of our favourite outdoor activities that can be enjoyed with the kids this spring. Are you ready?
We absolutely love these clay impressions from My Bright Ideas A simple yet effective idea that will keep the kids busy outside.
NATURE ART PRINTABLES
We love the idea of nature art. Nurture store has made it super easy and fun with their Printables pack. This is something that you can take wherever you go and will last for ages.
Rock painting is becoming pretty popular these days with kids and adults alike enjoying the new trend. We love these rock ideas from Just bright ideas.
Who fancies mud pie? Kids love nothing more than getting dirty and playing with mud. A mud kitchen is a great way to get them outdoors and to ignite their imagination. What masterpiece will they create?
We love these mud cafe idea from Crafting Chicks.
MAKE A FUN OUTDOOR PLAY SPACE
Making a fun play space for the kids can be super easy and doesn’t have to break the bank. Why not get the kids involved in designing a new play space that they will love? We found some great ideas from The Imagination Tree, and we can’t wait to try them ourselves.
MAKE A STICK MAZE
We love this idea from mothernatured Get the kids to design and build their very own stick maze in the garden. Make sure they are wearing their Gator Watch just in case they get lost!
HAND MADE WINDCHIMES
Handmade windchimes can be made of almost anything. They look and sound lovely when hanging in the garden and can be an excellent project for the kids during the school holidays. We love these ideas from Inner child fun.
MAKE A MINI DEN
We love a den, but who doesn’t? Why not try out these cute mini den ideas from Rhubarb and Wren
RAINBOW BUBBLE SNAKES
A new idea for us and one that we will be trying with the kids this spring. Kids go crazy for bubbles! If you want to try your hand at making a bubble snake yourself, then check out housing a forest.
LIFE CYCLE OF A BUTTERFLY CRAFT
We love this idea from Someone’s mum. Create a life cycle of a butterfly tree at home while learning about the nature that is on your doorstep.
DIY GARDEN RACE TRACK
A brilliant activity for all those young racing stars! We think this would be a project that both kids and adults will love. Check out Architecture and Design for some inspiration.
Leaf threading a great way to get outdoors while building on fine motor skills. For lots of great designs check out Kids craft room.
DIY BIRD FEEDERS
For any young twitchers out there, this is the one for them! We love the idea of making handmade bird feeders. This is something they can take time and ownership over and something that they can enjoy watching throughout the spring and the summer. For some unique bird feeder ideas check out DIYS
Branch painting is a brilliant way to encourage the kids to get out on a walk as them to look for sticks/branches to bring home and paint. Check out Art Bar for some super funky designs.
Nature weavings are so much fun and can make great decorations for the house, bringing the outside, inside! We love these funky designs from Artzy Creations.
We hope you enjoy these outdoor ideas as much as we do. What do you enjoy doing with the kids in the spring? Join the conversation in the comments below or via our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages.
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