Spring is almost upon us, and that means it’s time to find some motivation to get outside and enjoy the warmer weather. You and your family have been cooped up inside all winter long. Time to stretch those legs and enjoy some crisp, almost-spring air. Here are four outdoor activities you and your family can do together in the early spring.
Embrace the Rain
Get your big, rubber boots on and jump in some puddles! Let your inner-child come out, and start a splash contest. Obviously, it’s best to exercise some caution when playing in the rain. If it’s too cold, then it’s best to stay indoors. But if it’s warm enough, why not enjoy one of Mother Nature’s greatest gifts: water. Find some recycling and watch your plastic bottle boats float downstream. Make the best of a rainy day by embracing the rain.
March and April are the East Coast’s windiest months. This means you and your family have the perfect conditions to fly that kite you haven’t taken off the shelf yet. This is also a great opportunity to teach your child about how wind works and the physics of kite-flying.
Give Back to Earth
Early spring is the perfect time to get back to tending your garden. Gardening is something that even very young children can help with. It’s a messy job even for an adult, so let them get messy! Think of your garden as a sensory table experience. They are feeling and learning while giving back to the earth.
Pick a Picnic Date
East Coast weather is famously unpredictable, which means a few unseasonably warm days will come about in early spring. Take advantage of these days by organizing a picnic basket and eating on a cozy blanket. Whether it’s at the park or right in your backyard, a picnic lunch or even dinner is the perfect way to enjoy warmer early spring days.
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