Springtime is a great season to enjoy some creative activities. My kids love doing crafty projects, such as going on a spring-inspired scavenger hunt and dying eggs in colorful natural dyes. Yard toys make outdoor play fun and interactive, especially for kids who have gotten used to being inside during colder weather. The whole family can enjoy these fun spring activities!
Spring Themed Scavenger Hunt
My kids sometimes have a hard time playing independently. I made them an outdoor scavenger hunt so they could explore the yard and find treasures. I’ve discovered that kids enjoy searching for things, such as objects in nature, painted rocks and Easter eggs. You can create a scavenger hunt in your own backyard by making your kids a list of items to find!
Nature Hunt Printable
This object of a scavenger hunt is to find as many cool treasures in nature as possible.
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Nature Scavenger Hunt List
- pine cone
- clump of moss
- shiny rock
- egg shell
- live insect
- seed pod
- smooth pebble
- big leaf
When we go on nature scavenger hunts, often my kids spend 30 minutes to an hour finding things in our yard. Once they find everything on the official nature hunt list, my kids sometimes create their own lists of more treasures to find!
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Colorful Egg Dying Activity
Dying eggs is another classic Spring family activity. Did you know you can color Easter eggs with natural food dyes? You can make yellow dye with Turmeric, blue dye with blueberries and pink dye with beets. My kids enjoyed learning how to make natural food coloring and helping to dye the hard boiled eggs. Learn how you and your own kids can make natural food coloring to dye eggs!
Stomp Rocket Yard Activity
My kids love running and stomping on things, which makes Stomp Rocket a super fun interactive yard activity! Kids can enjoy the satisfaction of shooting a rocket or plane high into the air by stomping on the air powered launch pad. Stomp Rocket comes in a variety of designs, complete with launch stand connected by an air hose to the launch pad.
My kids enjoy this activity because it’s 100% kid-powered and it’s easy to set up and play right away. My kids ages 3 to 6 can practice taking turns, which is great training for siblings. When they nicely play together, my kids can all have fun sending the foam-tipped rockets up to 200 feet in the air. I appreciating interactive activities like Stomp Rockets, which also encourage my kids to get some exercise.
Fiddlestix Custom Lollipops
Finally, spring is a popular season for playdates and parties! Lollipops are great party favors for spring celebrations. Fiddlestix Candy Company makes it easy to order customized sweets for your party. These handcrafted, small batch lollipops are decorated with an edible image inside the candy. We received several Easter themed lollipops with bunny designs. Each lollipop came in its own wrapper, perfect for gifting in Easter baskets. They tasted sweet with a mild honey-like flavor. Customized lollipops are a memorable treat for Easter, Mother’s Day, birthdays and even spring weddings.
It’s fun to celebrate a new season with crafty kids activities and creative projects. It’s always fun to invite friends over for a backyard scavenger hunt. Kids will love getting involved with dying eggs, which is a colorful activity and a memorable family tradition. Alternatively, when the weather gets warmer, our kids play happily when we give them a few outdoor activities to choose from.
What are some of the activities you’ve done to make spring special for your family?
Hi, I’m Katie! I live with my husband and 3 kids in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. I love Jesus, coffee, creative projects, taking photos and traveling. I’ve previously worked as a web designer, journalist and barista. I hope you enjoy our creative projects and family adventures!
Loads of great activities here! I don’t have children myself, but will share this post with a few of my friends who do. I am sure they’ll find it very useful x
Oooo so many fun ideas!!! I bet my daughter would enjoy doing every last one
Such fun activities for kids..! Outdoor activities are really good, they will have time to forget technology for a while.
My kid is shy and doesn’t play independently outside easily. The scavenger hunt is such a great idea and I will have to check out the stomp rocket. I am definitely going to try out these ideas with my son. Thanks for sharing. 😄
Such fun activities for the kiddos! I like the scavenger hunt the most!
Nothing beats the nature hunt ! kids looked as if they had a lot of fun too x wish there was one closer to us
Scavenger hunts in nature are the best! I remember when I was a child and played it for the first time during a school trip. And I won the competition, I still remember the book I received as a prize. 🙂
Wow, this place looks incredible. There’s so much to do and see there! Looks like a brilliant place to take the whole family
Isn’t it crazy how much fun kids can have with just simple outdoor activities?! I am sure the extra vitamin D helps make them happy with anything outdoors!!
Thanks for sharing about these nice outdoor activities for kids. It is an important part of childhood learning and growth.
Wow I am loving all your amazing ideas. I wish my kids were still little they would love them.
Such a great way to get the kids and family outdoors! I remember doing these when my kids were little…great way to enjoy the warmer weather too!
I love getting the kids up and outside. Doing things like a nature hunt makes it fun and memorable for them too.
great list of activities. i want to do these with my son this spring
Such a fantastic selection of kids activities! I will definitely be giving some of these a try with my kids!
I love the customize lollipop, really great for party gathering for children or birthday parties. They do look so special and unique.
We have one of those stomp rockets too! My kids could play with it for hours! I like the idea of a spring scavenger hunt! Good idea
These are really great ideas! They’d make any spring more fun, I think. Love it.