April 11, 2012

Spring Activity Ideas for Families

Spring is right around the corner as we’re already right in the middle of March. It’s hard to believe that just two months ago we were all celebrating New Year’s Day with our friends and family. Spring brings so much excitement as the grass begins to turn green, trees begin to bud and outdoor activities begin to pick up. What are some of your favorite spring activities to do with your children?
My son is only four, but we’ve already found several things to do during the spring with him that has become sort of a tradition. Of course, now that he’s a little older, there are even more things we can do with him…such as soccer. He just started soccer the other night and his first game is today! It’s really cute watching all the other 4-year olds out there, and he loves it too. While soccer is new to our family, the following spring activities are not. Hopefully, you’ll find something on the list below that you and your family will be able to do in the upcoming weeks!

1.    Family Pictures – Now that I have a child of my own, I look forward to spring family pictures! Before children, I didn’t see much of a point in it as the candid pictures I took around the house seemed to be ample enough. However, with a little one, my husband and I enjoy taking pictures every spring because we get to compare them to the previous year and see how much our son has changed. Plus, it’s fun to get dressed up in a pretty dress and have my hair done. I also enjoy picking out a new little boys’ suit for my son too!

2.    Visiting the Zoo – Another favorite springtime activity we enjoy doing with our son is taking him to the zoo. We’ve found that the crowds aren’t quite as bad during the spring as they are during the summer, providing we go on a weekday and avoid Spring Break, which makes the experience that much more fun for our little guy. Not to mention, the weather is cooler out and the animals are a little more active…plus, we can stay for the majority of the day without succumbing to the summer heat!

3.    Evening Walks – Once the spring weather is here, my husband and I love taking our son out on evening walks. It’s a fun family activity that we’ve always enjoyed. When he was little, we would push him in the stroller, but now he has his own bicycle (w/training wheels) and can pedal himself down the street. It’s a great opportunity for us all to bond…we even take the dog along!
On the above list are just a few of my family’s favorite spring activities. What’s some of yours? If you haven’t ever taken the time to enjoy the spring weather with your family, I hope you do so this year!