1. Blow bubbles
Go buy some bubbles at your favourite dollar store, or make your own at home.
2. Fly a kite
Go fly a kite—literally! Choose an open field and run around with the kids to try and get their kite up in the air.
3. Play hide-and-seek
Who doesn’t love this classic game? Springtime means you can head outside for an epic, neighbourhood round of hide-and-seek!
4. Ride a bike
Spend an afternoon riding the bike trails in your local area. Is your little biker still in training? Use it as an opportunity to teach him how to ride his bike without training wheels.
5. Feed the ducks
It’s migrating season! All of the ducks and other birds are heading back home, so bring a bag of bread to a pond near you and feed them a tasty snack.
6. Learn about dinosaurs
Check out your city’s best dinosaur exhibit at your nearest museum, the kids will love learning about these ancient Earth inhabitants (and the skeletons are pretty awesome, too.)
7. Go camping
Create a weekend adventure by bringing the family to the nearest campground. Pitch a tent, roast some marshmallows, and tell spooky stories by the fire. If you want to keep things close to home, put up a tent in the backyard and enjoy the lovely, spring weather.
8. Visit a farmer’s market
Spend a Sunday at your favourite farmer’s market and pick out some fresh fruits and veggies as a snack for later.
9. Play hopscotch
You might think this game is too simple, but it’s always a great time-killer and super fun to play at any age.
10. Get gardening
Now is the time to start planting flowers in the yard. Your little ones will love getting messy in the fresh soil and being on garden hose duty.
11. Go for a hike
What better way to explore the fresh outdoors than to go on a hike through a forest or trail? Try to stay quiet as you venture through to see if you can hear (or see) the animals coming out of winter hibernation.
12. Wash your car
Pick a warmer day to get the kids to help you out with cleaning up your family vehicle(s) on the driveway.
13. Paint rocks
Take those rocks you’ve collected and make a craft day out of it. Paint them with your favourite colours and turn them into rock magnets for the fridge.
14. Take lots of pictures
Make sure that while living in the moment, you don’t forget to snap photos of the silly and fun times, too. Print the photos and have the kids help you finally put together that scrapbook or album you’ve wanted to make.
15. Dance in the rain
Bundle up in your best rain gear and take advantage of the spring showers. Have a dance party outside in the drizzle (umbrellas optional), then cozy up for a cuddle session by the fire to warm up.
16. Visit a petting zoo or farm
Take a look online to see when petting zoos or farms open up in your area and spend a day feeding and petting adorable animals.
17. Build a fort
Any time of the year is the perfect time to build a fort. Why not bring your sleeping bags and extra blankets outside and build the best outdoor fort the world has ever seen? Or if your little one is scared of creepy crawlers, keep the fort-building party indoors.
18. Head to the park
What better way to get your kid’s extra energy out than at the park? Climb the monkey bars with them or race down the slides—it’ll be a day they won’t forget!
19. Go to the library
Get your kid to pick out some great bedtime stories for the week at your nearest library. Most libraries offer free story times and other fun activities.
20. Draw with chalk
Sprawl out on the sidewalk with a big bucket of chalk or spruce up your driveway with your wildest creations.
21. Read outside
Not all books have to be saved for bedtime. Pick a few classics, sit outside in the sunshine and immerse yourselves in story time.
22. Put together a scavenger hunt
Kids love nature, so why not do a treasure hunt outside. Make a list of spring objects (rocks, pine cones, etc.) to look out for, and check them off as you find them outside.
23. Star gaze
Use a telescope or just sit outside on your front porch and look at the beautiful constellations on a clear, Spring night.
24. Have a picnic
Nothing beats a spring picnic. Pack a basket of goodies and sprawl on a blanket in the park (or your backyard) while enjoying the sun on your faces.
25. Watch the sunset
The best ending to the perfect spring day is watching the sunset with the little ones before calling it a night.