6 of the Best
Outdoor Spring Activities
Playful ways to keep kids entertained outside

The calendar is telling us spring has arrived at last and the weather seems to have finally come to terms with it.

Step right into the season with these outdoor activities that will keep the little ones entertained and help get rid of all that excess energy they’ve been storing up over winter.

Big Bubbles

The activityHomemade Giant Bubbles by Happy Hooligans

In a nutshell – Regular soap bubbles are fun enough, so imagine how happy the kids will be with these fun-sized ones. All created using ingredients you can find in the baking aisle.

What you need

  • Water
  • Washing Up Liquid
  • Corn Flour
  • Baking Powder
  • Glycerine
  • String
  • Straws

Tracing Shadows

The activityHuman Sundial Shadow Science Experiment by Rhythms of Play

In a nutshell – Get kids in pairs so that they can trace each other’s shadows with chalk and learn how and when they change size throughout the day.

What you need

  • An Open Space
  • Chalk
  • A Camera
  • A Tape Measure
  • A Notebook

A Little Gardening

The activityHow To Plant Seeds With Kids by Nurture Store

In a nutshell – These tricks and tips will help you make sure kids get the most out of a great, hands-on experience with growing plants.

What you need

  • Seeds
  • Pots (Could be eggshells, tin cans etc.)
  • Water
  • Compost

Scarecrows

The activityCraft Stick Scarecrows by Crafts by Amanda

In a nutshell – Now that your kids have their own garden, they can protect their precious plants and let off some artistic steam by creating these cute scarecrows.

What you need

  • Corks
  • Box Cutters / Toothpicks
  • White Craft Glue
  • Fabric
  • Craft Sticks
  • Googly Eyes
  • A Sharpie
  • String

Obstacle Course Hopscotch

The activityObstacle Course by Matty Angel

In a nutshell – Everyone knows good, old hopscotch but have you ever thought about tweaking it a bit? Turn it into a full on obstacle course by swapping out the stones with a whole range of different activities.

What you need

  • Chalk
  • A suitable Path

Angry Birds

The activityHow to Make a Life Size Angry Birds Game by She Knows

In a nutshell – If your kids have ever played with a smartphone, chances are they’ve stumbled upon Angry Birds and enjoyed it way more that you’d like them to. Here is how to turn this addictive game into a real life, fun experience.

What you need

  • Boxes
  • Spray paint
  • Green, Red and Blue Non-Bouncy Balls
  • Acrylic Paints
  • Paint Brushes
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