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 beautiful Coeur d’Alane, Idaho. I love Jesus, coffee, DIY projects, photography, homeschooling my kids, traveling, and serving people. I’ve previously worked as a graphic designer, web designer, journalist and barista. I started Create. Play. Travel. to share some of our creative projects and family adventures. I hope you enjoy the highlights of our creative family life!