Springtime is the perfect opportunity to get out and enjoy the outdoors with your family. The weather warms up, nature comes back to life, and families have a little more time together. Step outside, enjoy the fresh air and fit in a bit of family bonding with this list of fun spring activities for families.
Spring Activities for Families
From exploring nature in your own backyard to going on family walks together, there’s something here for everyone.
Get outside and have some fun this spring!
affiliate links can be found on this blog at no cost to you.
Fun Spring Activities for Families
If you’re looking for fun ideas to fill your spring break (or the entire season), we have hundreds of ideas right here at Natural Beach Living. Check out our bucket lists, activity lists, outdoor activities, scavenger hunts, and more. You’re sure to find loads of ideas to keep your family active.
Get excited about spring with a STEM activity list guaranteed to keep your kids thinking, engaged, and having fun all season long. Grab your thinking caps for fun ideas like making a rain stick, planting a vegetable garden, looking for geometric shapes in nature, and measuring the volume of rainwater in various containers. Your budding scientists will love this list.
Hold a family meeting to make a spring bucket list together filled with fun, family-friendly activities you’d all like to do together. Feed the ducks, embark on a scavenger hunt or dance in the rain. The possibilities are endless, but spring is not. Make your list today!
Explore nature and record your observations on this handy worksheet. It’s the perfect opportunity to set out on a nature walk together as a family.
Collect different types of moss, sticks, rocks, flowers, or anything you like. Let the children explore the materials for a few days and then add small toys to create a small world forest play.
Celebrate Earth Day by going on a scavenger hunt together. This list focuses on identifying things we can do to help the environment. Items include finding something to reuse, gathering four pieces of trash to throw away, recycling a plastic bottle, and more.
Study ecosystems by building your own in a glass container. Did you know that you can keep terrariums growing for several years? It’s a lot of fun to plan and create one as a family and watch it grow and change over the years.
Your kids are older now, and hanging out with the parents doesn’t seem as cool. They’ll change their minds, though, when they check out our fun list of outdoor activities for teens and tweens. With activities like creating an obstacle course, going geocaching, and having a bonfire, they won’t be able to pass up a chance at family time.
Spring is the perfect time to try to attract birds to your yard. Set up these easy DIY bird feeders made with apples, birdseed, and gelatin. Use some twine to hang them in a nearby tree. Spend some time birdwatching with the kids.
This marbling technique is a beautiful and easy way to decorate terra cotta pots. Not only will they look gorgeous on your patio or in the garden, but these DIY flower pots make wonderful Mother’s Day gifts, too.
Are you up for a simple science experiment? Kids, teens, and adults alike are always amazed at this tornado experiment using two bottles, glitter, dish soap, water, and duct tape. You can try this experiment with and without dish soap. Adding it results in a slower vortex that’s easier to observe.
It just isn’t Easter without a family egg hunt. While you can decorate them any way you’d like, marbling is one of our favorite techniques. These speckled, marbled eggs are bright, colorful, and easy to spot when they’re hiding in the grass. Plus, they’re really fun to make.
Make Seed Balls from Recycled Paper, flower seeds, and water. It’s a simple, fun activity that makes the world beautiful.
More Spring Break Activities for Families
Need more ideas to fill your spring with fun? Here are some clever ones from bloggers around the web.
Backyard Escape Room from teachingideas.ca: Escape rooms have been really popular the last several years, but when the weather’s warm, opt for hosting one outdoors instead. Use the printables to set up outdoor scavenger hunt puzzles that must be solved before you move on to the next piece. Make it competitive by playing in teams.
Spring Nature Scavenger Hunt from affordablehomeschooling.com: Choose a local park to head to for this spring nature hunt. Because it uses picture items, this activity is easy enough for kids of all ages.
Insect Scavenger Hunt from barleyandbirch.com: Do your kids love all things creepy and crawly? This bug scavenger hunt is just the ticket! Grab your magnifying glasses and head outside to see what sorts of insects you can find crawling, hopping, or flying in your backyard.
Activities in Spring
Family Walks from mamasmiles.com: We’ve mentioned it a couple of times already, but going for family walks is a wonderful way to bond and explore nature. Choose a day when you have plenty of time so no one feels rushed. Wear your comfortable shoes—there’s no telling how far you might walk!
Cloud Watching from buggyandbuddy.com: This activity has two parts. First, make these fun cloud-themed binoculars using toilet paper rolls, cotton, paint, and string. Then, take your DIY toys outdoors along with a big blanket for everyone to lay on. Watch the clouds with them for a while. Are the clouds thick and puffy? Thin and wispy? What kind of animals do they look like?
Spring Theme Ideas
Water Pistol Painting from messylittlemonster.com: Spruce up your rooms with some art. Don’t worry; there’s no need to dig out the paintbrushes. Grab your water pistols instead. You’ll have lots of fun and laughs as you spray paint all across your canvas using water guns.
Easter Kindness Activities : Spread a bit of kindness this spring with these printable Easter kindness activities. We all need a little more compassion, generosity, and gentleness in the world.
Water Shooter Tie Dye from fantasticfunandlearning.com: Making tie-dye just got a lot more fun! Use water shooters to dye a huge piece of fabric (like a blanket). It’ll be a colorful addition to your picnic gear this spring.
Plant a Container Garden from mamasmiles.com: If you’ve ever wanted to try gardening as a family but feel too overwhelmed to tackle a large part of your yard, a container garden is a perfect solution. It’s smaller, more manageable, and easier to take care of. Divide the container into different sections for each family member, or build one for each person.
Nature Fairy Houses from redtedart.com: Get crafty using natural materials! Use long leaves or thick grass blades and sticks to make a cute miniature teepee for the fairies. Don’t forget to leave a few acorn caps, flowers, and pine cones for them to enjoy.
Nature Explorer Kit from barleyandbirch.com: Put a few of these DIY explorer kits together to set off on a family adventure outdoors. You’ll need specimen collection containers (small upcycled jars will do), test tubes, a shoebox to serve as your trunk (every true explorer has one), and a nature journal.
Things to do Outside
Make Mud Pies from rhythmsofplay.com: Set up an outdoor kitchen and make mud pies as a family. It will take you back to your childhood when you did this yourself. Decorate your “pie” with flowers, pretty rocks, seashells, gemstones, and other goodies to help it look gorgeous.
Bubble Painting from childhood101.com: Bubbles plus paint equals fun! Grab some cardstock or canvases, a few bottles of bubbles, and paint to set up this fun activity in no time. It’s as simple as blowing paint-infused bubbles all over your paper to achieve the desired look.
Flower Painted Rocks from rockpainting101.com: There’s no better time to make some flower-painted rocks than right now. Follow the step-by-step photos or the video to draw your flowers and vines effortlessly. Hide a few of these pretty rocks around town for others to find.
Homemade Kite from handmadecharlotte.com: Go fly a kite. No, seriously! Make one yourself out of wax paper, bamboo sticks, crepe paper, twine, and a few other simple craft materials. Once it’s ready, go to an open area to fly your kite. What a fun way to enjoy a breezy spring day.
We hope you’ve enjoyed this list of spring activities for families. Pin it to make sure you can find it later when you’re ready for a fun family day.