Ask the Domestic Life Stylist: Spring Activities for Kids

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We’ve had a rough winter and school will going on a spring break soon. While I am excited about the warmer weather, I don’t have any activities planned for my kids (7 months, 5 & 9). What are some spring activities that will keep the kids entertained?
~Bethany

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Spring is such a beautiful time of year. The flowers start blooming, colorful birds are ever so present and temperatures warm up enough to take advantage of outdoor activities. Here are some simple spring activities that will allow you and your kids to savor spring together.

Plant a Spring Garden

Gardening is a fun activity that the whole family can enjoy together. Get the kids involved by having them choose what fruits, veggies or plants they want to grow. You can find kid sized tools like rakes, pruners and wheel barrows at your local craft and sometimes gardening stores.

Talk about what dishes you hope to make once your produce is ready to be harvested.

Of course, don’t forget to make sure that the kids help tend to the garden once it gets going. Pulling weeds, watering plants and helping to pick produce and herbs are simple tasks that will help teach them responsibility.

Take Nature Walks

Taking walks together is not only free, it’s fun and good for you too. Make sure that everyone is wearing comfortable closed toed shoes before you begin.

Taking nature walks is great because it’s something that the whole family can do together. Even baby brother or sister can come along for the walk either strapped in a carrier or pushed along in a comfortable stroller. As an added bonus, the walk may even put the baby to sleep.

Plan a Spring Tea

A spring tea party is a unique way to enjoy the gifts of mother nature during this time of year.

Plan for your spring tea party to be outdoors in a beautiful garden or outdoor park. You can even hold a spring tea party in your own backyard.

Have your children dress in beautiful spring colors like pinks, greens, yellows and baby blues. Serve crustless sandwiches, tea cookies and cooled tea or beverage of choice in fancy tea cups. This is great way for kids to  practice table manners and implement how to be courteous to others.

Find More Activities

For more children’s activities, be sure to check out the 5 Minutes for Mom Kids Activities Pinterest board.

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1 Melissa March 13, 2014 at 8:59 am

My baby is too young for us to play in the garden together but the idea of spring tea party for new moms in the area is something that I’m working on.
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2 Lisa-The Domestic Life Stylist March 14, 2014 at 3:30 pm

That sounds like a great idea and so very much needed.
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3 kwai yip March 18, 2014 at 12:06 am

I love to garden with my daughter! We are going to be growing flowers and maybe some fruits!

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4 Jeanna March 18, 2014 at 9:49 am

I would love to plant a spring garden with my kids! My daughter has been asking to plant blueberries!

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5 Lisa-The Domestic Life Stylist March 19, 2014 at 10:30 pm

Fresh blueberries…so many delicious possibilities.
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6 vickie couturier March 18, 2014 at 4:36 pm

good ideas,,,my grandkids love to plant with me

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7 Cheryl Free March 20, 2014 at 3:38 am

These all sound like great fun for kids.
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8 Katy March 23, 2014 at 1:14 am

My niece would have so much fun doing a spring tea! What a great idea! We love our garden!

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9 Lisa-The Domestic Life Stylist March 25, 2014 at 12:31 am

Yes, so much fun! The little girls love getting dressed up.
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10 ioana c. March 28, 2014 at 8:31 pm

we had a garden for a few years ow , but this year i think my daughter is old enough to have her own box. I plan on building her one and helping her paint it so she gets more excited about tending it. Can’t wait! For now we still have snow.

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