25 Spring Activities for Kids: Fun Outdoor Ideas to Embrace the Season

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Spring is finally here, bringing warmer weather and blooming flowers. It’s the perfect time to get outdoors and enjoy some quality family time with these 25 fun and educational spring activities for kids. From exploring nature to getting creative with crafts, there’s activities to get all kids outdoors and enjoying spring! Be sure to read to the end and get a FREE printable of a spring bingo board to do with your kids! 

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Kids jumping in puddles outside in the spring

25 Spring Activities for Kids:

1. Puddle Jump

Embrace the spring showers by putting on rain boots and jumping in puddles. Puddle jumping is a simple and joyful activity that kids love, and it’s a great way to enjoy the rainy weather.

2. Make a Fairy Garden

Let your child’s imagination soar by creating a magical fairy garden. Use small plants, mini furniture, and fairy figurines to design a whimsical garden that will spark creativity. This fairy garden set from Amazon is super cute.

3. Make a Flower Bracelet

Gather some fresh spring flowers, wrap your wrist in duct tape with the sticky part on the outside, and create beautiful flower bracelets! This activity combines nature exploration with crafting, allowing kids to create wearable art.

4. Look for Shapes in the Clouds

Lie down on the grass and spend some time cloud-gazing. Encourage your kids to spot different shapes and creatures in the clouds, fostering imagination and relaxation.

kids playing with bubbles

5. Bubbles and Sidewalk Chalk

Combine the joy of bubbles with colorful sidewalk chalk for a day of creative outdoor play. Kids can blow bubbles and create colorful masterpieces on the sidewalk. This is an easy activity my kids love. 

6. Fly a Kite

Take advantage of the spring breeze and fly a kite in an open field or park. Flying a kite is a classic springtime activity that encourages outdoor play and physical activity. My kids love this rainbow kite

a kid holding a frog

7. Look for Tadpoles and Frogs

Visit a pond or creek and search for tadpoles and frogs. This activity allows kids to learn about the life cycle of amphibians and appreciate the wonders of nature up close. We have this giant net that folds up to fit in our backpack. 

8. Plant an Herb Garden

Get your hands dirty and plant an herb garden with your kids. Choose herbs like basil, mint, and parsley that are easy to grow and can be used in cooking, teaching kids about gardening and growing your own food. This kit has everything you need to get started growing herbs. 

kids at a picnic on a blanket eating food

9. Have a Picnic

Pack a picnic lunch and head to a nearby park or garden. Enjoying a meal outdoors surrounded by nature is a simple and enjoyable way to spend time together as a family.

daffodils on a wildflower hunt

10. Look for Wildflowers

Go on a nature walk and search for wildflowers blooming along the trails. Bring a field guide to identify different flowers and learn about native plants.

11. Go on a Spring Hike

Explore local hiking trails and enjoy the fresh spring air. Look for signs of wildlife, listen to the birds singing, and take in the beautiful scenery, promoting outdoor exploration and physical activity.

kids biking at sunset outside

12. Go on a Bike Ride or Scooter Ride

One of our favorite spring activities for kids is to take a family bike ride or scooter ride around the neighborhood or on a nearby trail. Cycling or scooting is a fun and eco-friendly way to explore the outdoors and get exercise.

13. Look for Bugs

Grab a magnifying glass and go on a bug hunt. Encourage kids to observe different insects and learn about their habitats and behaviors, fostering curiosity and appreciation for nature. We love this bug house. It’s even sturdy enough to contain frogs or lizards. 

14. Make an Obstacle Course

If you are looking for more spring activities for kids, create a backyard obstacle course using household items like hula hoops, cones, and ropes. It’s a fun way to get active, improve motor skills, and encourage friendly competition.

15. Make Mud Pies

One of my favorite spring activities for kids is to let kids embrace their messy side by making mud pies in the backyard. Use sand molds or pie tins to create imaginative mud creations, encouraging imaginative play and sensory exploration. I even bought these plastic dishes for my kids so they could have an outdoor set. 

16. Go on a Flashlight Walk

Take a flashlight walk in the evening and explore your neighborhood or local park after dark. It’s a fun way to experience nature in a new light and observe nocturnal animals.

a little girl looking through a magnifying glass at a flower for spring activities for kids

18. Visit a Nature Playground

Discover a nature-themed playground with natural materials like logs, rocks, and water features. Kids can climb, swing, and play while connecting with nature, promoting physical activity and outdoor exploration.

19. Visit a Nature Center

Explore a local nature center and learn about the plants, animals, and ecosystems in your area. Many nature centers offer interactive exhibits and guided nature walks, providing educational opportunities for kids. If you’re in Kansas City, check out this list of free Nature Centers by Kids in KC. Check out the events happening at local nature centers for more spring activities for kids.

a kid looking at a waterfall

20. Look for a Waterfall

Go on a nature hike and search for a waterfall. This is a fun way to explore your region. Maybe you will find a new trail you enjoy. If you live in Kansas City, visit my 6 favorite local waterfalls.

21. Make a Clover Chain

A list of spring activities for kids would not be complete without a clover chain! Create a clover chain using clover flowers and stems. It’s a simple and charming craft that kids will love making, combining nature exploration with crafting. Simply tie a knot around the stem of another clover and start a chain!

22. Make Flower Crowns

Gather fresh flowers and create beautiful flower crowns. It’s a lovely springtime craft that’s perfect for special occasions or outdoor play, fostering creativity and artistic expression.

a butterfly on flowers

23. Visit or Make a Butterfly Garden

Every spring activities for kids list needs to include a visit a local butterfly garden or create your own butterfly-friendly garden at home. Plant flowers like dill, milkweed, and zinnias to attract butterflies and learn about pollination. 

24. Make S’mores Charcuterie Board

Get creative with s’mores by making a s’mores charcuterie board. Set out graham crackers, chocolate, marshmallows, and a variety of toppings, crackers, and candy bars for a fun and delicious treat, promoting culinary creativity.

25. Complete This Bingo Board!

Encourage kids to complete this FREE spring activities for kids’ bingo board. Can you complete one row, two, or even get a blackout? 

Spring is a wonderful time to get outdoors, explore nature, and enjoy quality time with family. These 25 spring activities for kids offer a mix of outdoor adventures, creative crafts, and educational experiences that will keep kids entertained and engaged all season long. So, grab your rain boots, sunscreen, and sense of adventure, and let’s make the most of this beautiful springtime with our kids!

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  1. These are all great ideas, I really liked the fairy garden. I loved looking for bugs as a kid, waterfalls, and all that jazz.

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