Last week marked the first day of Spring and I don’t know about you, but I could not be happier to see the back of Winter.
Spring is one of my favourite times of year. I love the carpets of bright daffodils, the bluebells dotted along woodland walks, the little green buds forming on trees, the fluffy lambs and chirpy chicks, and the dark nights beginning to give way to longer days.
There’s a definite sense of Spring all around me right now and I’m so excited for all the fun things the boys and I can get up to this season. With that in mind, I’ve put together “Our Spring Bucket List” of activities and thought I’d share it with you:
*Plant sunflowers – Riley’s been asking me since November if we can plant sunflowers and it’s finally the right time of year to sow seeds so this is top of our bucket list.
*Go on an Easter egg hunt – I’m hoping to take the boys to the Rare Breeds Centre on Easter weekend so they can take part in the bunny hunt around the farm.
*Feed the ducks – Nothing like a trip to the local park to feed the ducks.
*Do some Spring themed crafts – The boys have already drawn up a list of crafts they’d like to do including making paper flowers, finger painting, sunshine plates, pom pom rainbows and easter egg sun-catchers.
*Blow bubbles in the garden – Nothing pleases Riley and Harry more than blowing bubbles in the garden and this is such a cheap and fun activity.
*Make a bird feeder – There are so many creative ideas out there for kid-made bird feeders and it’s a great way to enjoy wildlife as a family.
*Visit a farm – Luckily the boys’ grandad lives on a farm and they love going over there at this time of year to see all of the baby animals, especially the lambs and chicks.
*Go on a nature walk – We’re going to pull on some wellies, grab our magnifying glasses and head to Bedgebury Forest for a nature walk along the Gruffalo Trail.
*Decorate Easter eggs – We’ve been trawling Pinterest for inspiration and are going to have lots of fun decorating some hard boiled eggs for Easter!
*Go out for ice-cream – I think a trip to our local Creams Café for some ice-cream sundaes could be on the cards for this one.
*Have a picnic in the park – There’s nothing better when the sun’s out then packing up a hamper and heading to the local park for a picnic and some fun in the playground.
*Fly a kite – I think we’ll be saving this idea for a fun and relaxing way to spend a windy Spring day.
*Bake Easter chocolate nest cakes – Harry made some of these at preschool last week using Shredded Wheat and they tasted SO YUMMY, so they’ve both asked to recreate them at home.
*Pick fresh flowers – Obviously I don’t plan on raiding people’s gardens for fresh flowers, but our local park has a lovely collection of wild daisies and dandelions that the boys like to pick.
*Create a Spring sensory bin – The Tuff Spot tray is on standby for some fun Spring/Bug/Insect themed sensory play.
*Jump in rain puddles – Jumping in puddles isn’t just for Peppa Pig you know, although I’m rather hoping these will be rain puddles instead of muddy puddles.
And that’s it. I think we’ve got a good mixture of things to keep us busy this season. If you fancy giving some of these a go yourself, then you are more than welcome to download a copy of our Spring Bucket List.