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Who is ready for Spring? I am not a winter person. I humored my brother by visiting their Winter Wonderland in Utah but I honestly HATE being cold! Give me a Texas Summer over snow any day! Two things happen in our house when everything starts to bloom: we all get really excited for Spring and we all get really sick! Unfortunately, we are all allergic to everything that blooms and makes Spring the beautiful time of year that it is. But that doesn’t stop us from loving this time of year!
I started to sit down and plan our Spring out, and realized that we have a pretty tried and true list of things we do to make the most of the beautiful Spring weather before things get too hot! I thought I’d share a few of our favorite things that we do to prepare for and enjoy Spring!
Before I go any further, I need to let you know that I do NOT have a green thumb! I wish I was gifted with the ability to make things grow and bloom but I really wasn’t. That doesn’t stop us from trying our hardest every year though! We have found a few
One of our first stops when the weather gets nice is to our local garden supply store to stock up on seeds, flowers, mulch, and whatever tools we need to get our garden in shape.
We always try to start a vegetable garden, and if we don’t get too hot before August, can do it with some success. In February & March, we will start our seeds indoors for our favorite herbs, tomatoes, squash, zucchini,
One of our favorite products to use are these little seed starting kits. They create a very affordable greenhouse for you to start your seeds with, and allows your kiddos to learn just how seeds sprout into the beautiful plants they become! If it seems like we may have a few more cold days in our future, we will keep the kit inside by the window for a couple of weeks. If not, we just set it out on the patio and let it soak in the morning sun, and water it every couple of days! The boys get so excited to see which seeds will sprout first.
While we are speaking of gardens, you’re definitely going to want to decorate your little garden. Kids love doing crafts when they know their work is going to be proudly displayed somewhere!
Luke always loves to paint a few rocks to put into our garden when we move our sprouts from the greenhouse to the dirt. It’s really fun to paint the vegetable or flower onto the rock so that it matches what you just planted! It also makes the perfect indoor activity for those rainy Spring days.
When the weather starts to kick up in Texas and changes, we can get very windy. What’s better to do in the wind than fly a kite? Find a great field and enjoy the sunshine!
We always get a kite that matches what character we are currently into! This guy had a real thing for Buzz Lightyear for a long time! Something tells me, he will be making a comeback when the next movie releases too!
With dogs, we always have to replace huge chunks of the sod in the backyard. When we do that, then we have to over water for a little bit to get it to take.
I’d love to say this is totally free fun, but the water bill begs to differ! Regardless, not too many things are more fun for a kiddo than running in the sprinklers…
Not too many things are more fun than running through sprinklers, until you get to play in the rain! And the MUD!
I promise I have more adorable playing in the rain pictures too but this is one of my favorites! Haha! I had actually taken one two minutes before of them running around and playing nicely. What can I say??? BOYMOM!
We love our local festivals. The ones that take place in the Spring are so nice because it’s not too hot yet (usually).
What’s even more fun than catching your local festivals? Catching one on a weekend trip! Most local tourism boards have a list of festivals that are the best in the area! I found this great list of festivals in our area from Visit DFW! I may just have to pick up a few tickets.
Do you remember that feeling of the THUD on your stomach as you ran as fast as you could to slide down the Slip ‘n Slide? I do too! But for some reason kids just don’t care.
My boys love a good Slip ‘n Slide or backyard inflatable pool, water table, water balloons… really anything that they can use to get good and wet! They’re hours of entertainment!
April showers bring May flowers, which means you need to be prepared for the rain. Not all of the rain is happy, play in it kind of rain. In fact, just the other night we had an intense hail storm that knocked out our tv & internet (gasp)! Luckily, Mama keeps a bunch of fun activity books on hand!
I love a good activity book, and Usborne Books & More carries the absolute best. You can find one to fit just about any theme you’re hunting for, especially spring and nature. These are perfect for travel and rainy days!
Spring is the perfect time to visit the Zoo. It’s neither too hot nor too cold for the animals, so they’re usually all out and a bit frisky (in a cute way)! We love visiting animals and learning more about them!
We are lucky enough to be right in the middle of two beautiful zoos and a short drive from a couple of animal sanctuaries! They make incredible learning opportunities for your kids, and if you’re lucky, you can even catch some new Spring animal babies!
We love to get a few nature walks in before it gets too hot, and luckily our area has awesome trails. We have some around the lake and others dedicated to wildflowers!
One fun thing to do on a nature walk is to turn it into a scavenger hunt! Bring my free printable along with you and see how many items you can find. I have one rule, if you bring a bag, the only thing you collect is trash! You don’t want to disrupt an animal’s habitat, or accidentally pick a protected flower, but you can definitely do the Earth a favor and pick up a few pieces of trash while you’re enjoying the views.
What other fun activities do you do in the Spring? I’d love to hear them! Let me know in the comments!
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