Looking to make some family memories? Check out these cheap (or free!) fun kid activities for Spring! There’s even a cute free printable spring bucket list!
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I enjoy finding ways for our kids to celebrate and make the most of each season.
For me, part of the fun is looking for things to do that are simple and frugal. Because we’re like most other young families- we don’t have a lot of extra money and if it’s not simple, it’s probably not going to happen!
Besides, often the best memories are the ones made doing simple things together, right?
Here are the Spring activities for kids that I came up with! All of them are free, although a few will require that you have some items on hand.
I hope that it will inspire you to seize a few moments and celebrate the simple pleasures of Spring with the ones you love the most!
15 Frugal Kid Activities for Spring
1. Have story time outside
Take it a step further and take the children to get some of these books about Spring from your local library!
2. Plant something
Let the kiddos plant some seeds and watch them grow. Or simply visit a greenhouse, let them choose something to plant and then plant it together. If you don’t have much garden space, just use a small pot instead.
3. Take a walk in the rain (with umbrellas of course!)
What kid doesn’t like to walk in the rain? And aren’t these umbrellas just so fun?
4. Play a game outside
Need some ideas? Try Frisbee, Tag, Hide and Seek, Mother May I or play an educational board game outside. Make it more fun by inviting some friends over too!
5. Make something with strawberries
The possibilities are endless: fresh strawberry pie (my kids love this easy homemade pie crust!), strawberry shortcake, Fresh Strawberry Yogurt Cake, chocolate-covered strawberries, strawberry jam.
6. Blow Bubbles
You can even make a game of it and have one person blow the bubbles while the other little ones see if they can pop them before they hit the ground. And I’m convinced that this is one of the best inventions ever when it comes to bubbles, especially if you have young children!
7. Fly a kite
8. Go camping indoors…or outdoors if it’s warm enough!
Camping is such a kid-friendly activity because it’s something new that you probably don’t get to do often and for them, it’s an adventure. And of course, it’s budget-friendly as well!
9. Go on a hike
For added fun, get the kids to see how many different kinds of a certain object they can spot (think birds, flowers, animals, etc.)
10. Eat outside….even if it’s just a snack
11. Lie on your back and watch the clouds
Make it even more fun by seeing what “pictures” you kids see in them. Their imagination is amazing!
12. Make smoothies
If you need a recipe, this Easy Frozen Fruit Smoothie is my little ones’ favorite!
13. Visit a new park
15. Get FREE Rita’s Ice on the first day of Spring
If you have a Rita’s nearby, every year they offer a free small Italian ice to every customer on the first day of spring- no strings attached! Be prepared for long lines though, because you likely will have them.
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Happy Spring, everyone!