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6 Fun Family Spring Activities

1. Plant a Garden

Springtime sunshine is the perfect ingredient for a garden! It’s so exciting to watch your seeds sprout and plants blossom. Plus, even little ones can help with the process. Even if you don’t have room for a large planter bed, you can still use pots to grow something great! You may want to visit your local nursery to get some ideas about what grows well where you live.

2. Go Hiking

When the weather is nice, there’s no better way to enjoy it than to go on a hike and take in the scenery! It can be great exercise and you may find some amazing spots that you didn’t know are right in your backyard.

We recommend using to get an idea of which hikes may be good for you. They show you difficulty, distance, and ratings so it’s not a surprise when you get there!

3. Have a Picnic

Get out of the house and enjoy the sunshine with a nice picnic meal! Sandwiches are always easy but you can get as creative as you want for your on-the-go meal. The deli at the market is a great spot to look for menu inspiration. Don’t forget the blanket to sit on!

4. Fly a Kite

Take advantage of the inevitable wind and get a kite to fly! Smaller kites typically are better for children. However, you can find a large variety of styles and sizes, so do a little research to figure out what works best for you. Sometimes you can even find kites at the dollar store so keep an eye out!

5. Visit a Farmer's Market

Farmer's markets are one of the hidden treasures of springtime! Often they are open-air style, meaning you can soak in the sun while you peruse all the stands. You may find amazing food, arts and crafts, and more! It’s

also a great way to support small businesses. Check to see what’s available in your area.

6. Get Ready for Mother’s Day

In case you’ve been putting it off, this is your sign to start preparing for Mother’s Day! Our family does an outdoor dinner every year so I know when the weather gets warm, it’s time to get presents or cards in order. Whether your mother or someone else’s, it’s a great opportunity to celebrate someone in your life – no matter how small the gesture!

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