Springtime Activities for the Whole Family
Springtime has arrived and that means more time outside and of course spending time with family and friends. I’m very thankful that the warmer weather has finally arrived, and I can get outside and do a little more walking! But that’s not all we will do, because it is time to start thinking about flower beds, gardens, and of course just spending time with family and friends.
But most importantly it is time to get the dead leaves raked away, watch the flowers bloom an of course get ready for the busy summer months. We start off each spring by growing seeds inside and then once the threat of frost passes we get them into the ground. Ours go to is small cups on a sheet pan filled with dirt, and then transplanted into the garden. We just remember to alternate the location of your plants from year to year so if corn was there last year, we plant green beans there the next year. But start planning where you are going to put what now either by making a grid or a square foot plan.
But it’s not all about the pre-gardening this spring, dust off the bicycles and go for a ride! Have one adult in front of the kids and one adult behind the kids and have a wonderful time as a family. Or if you are like me and can’t ride a bike, go for a walk or hike as a family. Take time to look for the signs of spring like flowers, insects or even a few animals along the way. Or do things like flying a kite, blowing bubbles, or even playing ball are great ways to spend time together that are cheap too.
Or one of our favorite things to do is to head out to our local attractions like zoos, petting zoos or farms in your area. Lots of animals are having babies this time of the year and seeing some babies at a local zoo or farm is the perfect way to spend a Spring day! Shatto Dairy is the perfect place to go if you are here in Missouri.
But no matter what you choose to do, it will be fun because you are spending time with family and friends. What other Springtime activities are must do for your family?