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Springtime Adventures: Family-Friendly Activities to Embrace the Season

As the chill of winter fades away, and nature bursts into bloom, spring offers a wonderful opportunity for families to reconnect and create lasting memories together. Whether you're seeking outdoor adventures or indoor escapades, there's something magical about this season that beckons us to explore. Here are some of our favorite fun family-friendly activities that you can adapt for all ages to embrace the joys of springtime.

  1. Picnics in the Park:
Spring is the perfect time to pack a picnic basket and head outdoors. Find a local park (we are lucky to have over 300 in and around Denver) with sprawling greenery, blooming flowers, and maybe even a playground. Let the kids run around, play games, throw a football, fly kites, and enjoy a leisurely meal amidst nature's beauty. We also love a good food truck night at the park and are seeing more and more of these pop up!

  1. Nature Walks and Scavenger Hunts:

Take advantage of the weather by going on nature walks with your little explorers. Create a scavenger hunt checklist including items like specific colored flowers, chirping birds, colorful butterflies, and budding trees. Encourage your children to observe and appreciate the natural world around them. The older kiddos will appreciate more challenging checklists (i.e. get even more specific, scientific names, etc.)

  1. Gardening Together:

Spring is synonymous with new growth, making it the perfect time to start a family garden. Whether you have a spacious backyard or just a few pots on a balcony, involve your children in planting flowers, herbs, or vegetables. It's not only a fun activity but also teaches them valuable lessons about responsibility and the cycle of life. Check out our blog post on container gardening 101 and learn how easy it is to get started - even if your thumb is less than green.  

  1. Spring Cleaning and Donation Drive:

Channel the spirit of renewal by decluttering your home as a family. Get everyone involved in tidying up bedrooms, sorting through clothes, and organizing toys. Make it a meaningful experience by emphasizing the importance of donating gently used items to those in need. This not only clears space but also instills empathy and generosity in children. Annnnnddd if you need guidance on organizing your newly decluttered space- TULA is always here for that!  

  1. Outdoor Movie Nights:

Set up a cozy outdoor movie theater in your backyard. Hang a white sheet, string some fairy lights, and gather blankets and cushions for seating. THIS mini projector is a cheap and easy option to help bring the magic of movie night to life! Oh and don't forget treats, which will be far more affordable than an actual theater, win-win! Choose family-friendly movies and snuggle up under the stars for a magical memorable experience. Just be sure to turn off the sprinklers, we might know this from experience! Ooops!

  1. Rainy Day Crafts and Baking:

Spring showers are inevitable, but they provide the perfect opportunity for indoor creativity. Stock up on craft supplies and baking ingredients for days when the weather keeps you indoors. From painting flower pots to baking spring-themed treats like butterfly cookies or flower cupcakes, there are endless ways to unleash your family's artistic side. Orrrr if your kiddos are anything like mine, worm hunts are all the rage. So put on your rain boots…and count how many worms you can find (*my kids like to ‘save’ them from the pavement puddles - with gentle handling of course)! Bonus- you can relocate them to your garden beds!

  1. Visit a Farm or Petting Zoo:

Springtime is baby animal season, making it an ideal time to visit a local farm or petting zoo. Children will delight in interacting with adorable lambs, chicks, and bunnies. It's not only entertaining but also educational, offering insights into farm life. 

Spring is a time of rejuvenation and renewal. Celebrate by spending quality time with your favorite people, whether you're soaking up the sunshine, getting your hands dirty in the garden, or cuddling up for a movie night, embrace the shift and create core memories together that will transcend the seasons.