51+ Things to do this Spring

51+ Things to do this Spring

inside: 51 fun ideas for spring

Hooray! It is officially spring. Smell ya later, winter.

I don’t know about you, but I am certainly ready to get outside again to see the sunshine. We’ve had a lot of rain here and that has kept everyone inside a lot more than we’d like. On the bright side, I can see signs of spring everywhere so warm weather must be getting close.

With that, I’ve created this roundup to give us all some more spring in our step as we go from puffy coats to zip ups!

This spring activity roundup is organized into five main categories. Find a category that best fits your style and get ready for some fun.

  • Spring sensory play

  • Outdoor ideas for spring

  • Spring crafts for kids

  • Indoor ideas for spring

  • Field trip ideas that do not cost a thing

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Sensory Play

The following list includes ideas that have to do with sensory play for spring.


Paint the Ice - Days with Grey

Colored Salt Carrot Writing - The Art Kit

Lemon Squeeze Sensory Play - Days with Grey

Flower Ice - The Craft Train

Rainbow Foam Soap - Hello Wonderful

Spring Flower Sensory Bin - Days with Grey

Lavender Slime - Natural Beach Living

Color Changing Flowers - Fun Learning for Kids

Baby and Toddler Sensory Eggs - The Imagination Tree

Pink Lemonade Playdough - Fireflies + Mud Pies

Rainbow Salt Tray - Natural Beach Living

Bear Soup - Days with Grey

Outdoor Play

I searched around and found the best ideas to get everyone outside and exploring this spring!

outdoor ideas for spring

Garden Seed Bombs - The Inspiration Edit

Run and Sort - Days with Grey

Spring Themed Yoga - Pink Oatmeal

Splash the Alphabet - Days with Grey

Find and Draw Scavenger Hunt - The Art Kit

Conversations to Have on a Walk - Toot’s Mom is Tired

Outdoor Canvas Painting - Arts and Crackers

Movement Dice - Days with Grey

Clay Nature Faces - Messy Little Monster

Balloon Archery - Brain Power Boy

Bug Scavenger Hunt - Messy Little Monster

Build a Bird Feeder - Sixth Bloom

Outdoor Prewriting with Chalk - Days with Grey

Nature Weaving - Mosswood Connections

Garden Markers with Craft Sticks - Glue Sticks

Bubble Recipe - Red Ted Art


What’s spring without a cute craft? Here are some GREAT ideas!

spring crafts for kids

Egg Carton Spring Bugs - Fun with Mama

DIY Easter Sock Bunny - Hello Wonderful

The Hungry Caterpillar Board Game - Days with Grey

Unicorn Planters - Hello Wonderful

Bubble Painting Art - Fun Learning for Kids

Easter Egg Rainbow - Happy Toddler Playtime

Easy Butterfly Craft - Busy Toddler

Grass Heads - Red Ted Art

Spring Trees with Q Tips - Projects with Kids

Thumbprint Bugs Craft - Toot’s Mom Is Tired

Wiggly Caterpillar Craft - Fireflies + Mud Pies

Hot Air Balloon Craft - Toot’s Mom is Tired

Clay Leaf Print Art - The Imagination Tree

Potato Masher Bumble Bee - Happy Toddler Playtime

Indoor Games

We all know how April can be. When it rains, head here for some awesome indoor activities for spring.

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar Learning Shelf - Happy Tot Shelf

25 Acts of Spring Kindness - The Imagination Tree

Garden Theme Learning Shelf - Happy Tot Shelf

Parts of a Flower Learning Toy - Happy Tot Shelf

Dot Sticker Flower Sort & Match - Busy Toddler

Farm Theme Learning Shelf - Happy Tot Shelf

Flower Color Matching - Happy Tot Shelf

DIY Memory Game for Kids - Happily Ever Mom

Field Trip/Free Ideas

Want to leave the house without spending anything? Me too! Here are some new ideas.

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  1. Google, “parks near me” - You may be surprised what comes up!

  2. Google, “pump track near me” and bring the bikes for some fun.

  3. Pack a picnic. We love using our fold up blanket as seen here.

  4. Bring kid scissors outside and ask your children to cut the grass. I am serious. This activity is a total winner! You can also find it on our ABC activity cards.

  5. Grab an old Melissa and Doug wooden box with different sections.

  6. Take a walk around a local nursery.

  7. Did you know that good balance can improve reading skills? Read more here and find a place outside to go practice!

RELATED: 50 Ideas for Kids that Cost Nothing

Which activity for spring will you try first?

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