As spring approaches, families prepare for beautiful days filled with sunshine and fun. It is a favorite time of year as families often try to reconnect and spend much needed time together in the great outdoors. With the previous winter only a memory, they take advantage of what the “outside” offers. Warmer temperatures, picturesque views, nature, and more are at the fingertips of families who are willing to get out there and explore. Spring time offers many advantages and opportunities for families to get outside and enjoy themselves. The following are examples of fun outdoor spring time activities that you and your family can enjoy this spring.
Spring can bring a refreshing for families and serves as a time for bonding. Opportunities for enjoyment outdoors are endless. Whether your family enjoys camping, taking a stroll in the woods, gardening, or getting in shape, spring time has something for you. Get busy planning the spring for your family. A new spring brings new adventures. Spring awaits you!
Camping – A popular spring time activity for families is camping. Whether in a tent or in a camper, camping promises loads of fun for those who are interested. Many families choose to travel to local rivers and lakes for their spring time camping trips while others opt for the mountains. Kids especially enjoy camping. Consider popping a tent in your backyard for the kids to enjoy or visiting a local KOA Campground. Regardless of the location, camping is a great outdoor spring activity.
Parks – Spring time picnics at the park can make lasting memories for families. Parks are often a hit with children as being in the fresh spring air and playing on the play ground arouses their senses. Spring time makes for more energy in parents and in children. Playing at the park is a great way to expend the extra energy!
Barbecues – As the warmer weather comes with spring, so does the change in the food families enjoy. Barbecues are a popular spring time activity and families will choose this time to fire up the pit. Barbecues are great for family reunions, get together with friends, or a casual family dinner in the backyard. These get-togethers are a great time to enjoy family oriented games such as hide and seek, tag, or football. Fun at barbecues will be left up to you and your family! What games will you play?
Nature Walks – Children and parents alike enjoy going on nature walks. The spring brings new blooms and movement in the forest. Choose a nature trail near you and explore what it has to offer. Children are intrigued by nature. Nature walks can be a time for bonding and learning.
Exercising- With the push for a healthier family engulfing society, many families take advantage of spring to shed unwanted pounds that the winter has packed on. Exercising can be a fun family activity. Consider training together for a local 5K event. Running/walking as a family is fun and each member of the family serves as motivation. Find a local 5K event and sign your family up. Most children are able to run/walk the 5K. Remember, an active family is a healthy family!
Gardening – Gardening is a great family outdoor activity during the spring. Young children especially enjoy this activity as it gives them the opportunity to get dirty. They will also enjoy planting plants and watching them grow over time. Planting flowers and watching them bloom gives children the feeling of accomplishment. Visit your local garden store to purchase flowers and the gardening tools that you and your family will need.
Lastly, don’t forget to bring out the sprinklers for the children to play in. While spring time is not yet warm enough for swimming, the sprinkler can be equally as fun for children.