30 spring activities for kids

30 spring activities for kids

We’re halfway through our Easter holidays here already. We’ve been busy having lots of adventures. Today I’m going to share with you 30 spring activities for kids. Spring is a great time for trying new activities with kids. There are so many spring themes for learning through play with young children. Everything from farm animals to bug hunting and lots more. Read on to discover lots more ideas. I’m sure you’ll find a few ideas to try with your own children.

30 spring activities for kids

1 Plan what to grow in the garden & make a start (see my April activities for kids for a link to a great resource for what to sow & when).

2 Plant some seeds like sunflowers

Spring activities for kids

3 Go to the park

4 Jump in muddy puddles

5 Go on a spring scavenger hunt (download my free printable at the end of this post)

6 Go to a farm to watch lambing

7 Visit the woods looking for bluebells

8 Go on a bug hunt

9 Encourage insects in the garden

10 Learn about butterfly life cycles

11 Celebrate earth day on 22nd April

12 Make a rain gauge

13 Learn about the frog life cycle

14 Spring sensory play

15 Paint a rainbow

16 Have a picnic

17 Paint a spring flower picture

18 Waterplay with rubber ducks

19 Celebrate St George’s day on the 23rd with dragon crafts, play & books

20 Visit the beach

21 watch and count the birds that visit your garden

22 Fly a kite

Spring activities for kids

23 Visit the duck pond. If you do want to feed them please don’t feed them bread, here is a handy guide to what you should feed them instead.

24 Spring play dough

25 Grow cress

26 Plant a herb garden

27 Bake biscuits

28 Go on a bike ride

29 Make a den outdoors

30 Make a wind chime

I hope you found something in this list that your kids will enjoy. Don’t forget to download your free spring scavenger hunt printable below and sign up to receive more seasonal inspiration like this straight to your inbox.

You can find more inspiration for April on my April activities for kids page.

Finally, I’d like to tell you about a brand new monthly twitter chat that I am co-hosting tonight. It’s called #nurturenaturekids and will be held at 8 pm on the first Thursday of each month. We’ll be discussing seasonal ideas for crafts and outdoor activities for children. Make sure you are following me (@littleladybird3) and my co-host Jemma (@thimbleandtwig). I’d love to see you there.

I’d love to hear what you are looking forward to this spring in the comments.

You may also enjoy reading:

20 children’s books to read this spring

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  1. April 5, 2018 / 8:36 am

    Some great ideas here, I forgot about planting seeds, kids love seeing them grow. #SharingtheBlogLove

    • Claire
      April 8, 2018 / 1:38 pm

      I think it is a great activity to do with children.

  2. April 5, 2018 / 4:42 pm

    Gosh I didn’t know you shouldn’t feed ducks bread! These are really fun ideas #SharingtheBlogLove

    • Claire
      April 8, 2018 / 1:32 pm

      I’m glad you liked the ideas.

  3. April 5, 2018 / 6:34 pm

    Lovely ideas! We’ve started our spring jobs in the garden – we’ve just planted our potatoes, and we’ll be onto the sunflowers and the dahlias next. I’m loving having a little helper now that I have a nearly 4 year old! We always love the bluebells too, and you can’t beat a trip to feed the ducks whatever the time of year. Thanks for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

    • Claire
      April 8, 2018 / 1:32 pm

      I’m hoping we’ll plant our potatoes next weekend. It is lovely to have little helpers.

  4. Laura: Adventures with J
    April 7, 2018 / 7:41 am

    I love this list!! A great selection of ideas. I have signed up too. Thanks 😁

    • Claire
      April 8, 2018 / 1:30 pm

      Fantastic. I hope I have inspired you with the list. I will have lots more ideas in my newsletters too.

      • Laura: Adventures with J
        April 13, 2018 / 5:34 pm

        I look forward to receiving it. Should have said I came from #sharingthebloglove

  5. April 7, 2018 / 8:35 pm

    Fab ideas! We planted our sun flowers this week and getting the garden ready for spring. I can’t wait for our annual bluebell visit, my favourite time of year. Thank you for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

    • Claire
      April 8, 2018 / 1:20 pm

      I love bluebells too.

  6. April 8, 2018 / 7:47 pm

    It’s so nice that we can finally start to plan proper outdoor fun again (hurry up sunshine!). Every year my daughter asks about growing sunflowers and every year, I am too late – your post has prompted me to get sorted for this in time for this year. And I love hunting for bluebells. Yesterday we found a field full of Daffodils too and that was just so beautiful!

    And congratulations because someone loved this post so much, they added it to the BlogCrush linky! Feel free to collect your “I’ve been featured” blog badge 🙂 #blogcrush

    • Claire
      April 10, 2018 / 7:40 pm

      Thank you. It’s lovely to be nominated!

      The field of daffodils sounds beautiful.

    • Claire
      April 13, 2018 / 9:11 pm

      Fingers crossed some may be heading our way this week.

    • Claire
      April 10, 2018 / 7:38 pm

      That would be nice. We’ve had a couple of spring like days.

  7. April 12, 2018 / 7:19 am

    Loving these ideas! I like the ideas about learning about life cycles of insects and frogs etc. Spring is a great time for educational fun.

    • Claire
      April 13, 2018 / 9:13 pm

      I’m glad you enjoyed it. Seasons bring so many opportunities for learning

  8. April 12, 2018 / 7:36 am

    This is basically my planning done for my topic on Spring for this half term! Haha thank you! Love the addition of visit a duck pond; I think all small children should feed the ducks but many don’t these days -there is a lovely book about feeding the ducks called -Quacky quack quack which I think is fab! Lovely post Claire. #bloggerpinparty

    • Claire
      April 13, 2018 / 9:14 pm

      You’re welcome! Glad to be useful! I’ll have to have a look for that book soon.

  9. Carla@ouramanahsourfutures
    April 12, 2018 / 8:21 pm

    We will be trying alot of these out. The Twitter thing sounds very interesting. How did it go?

    • Claire
      April 13, 2018 / 9:15 pm

      It went so well. We’ll be running another on the 3rd May.

  10. April 13, 2018 / 2:00 pm

    I love how many fun outdoor activities are included here. Feeding the ducks is one our favourite outdoor activities as we have two duck hotspots locally; I was happy to see you share about not feeding the ducks bread, as so many people aren’t aware of this.

    • Claire
      April 13, 2018 / 9:16 pm

      Thank you. I felt it was important to highlight the bread and duck issue too.

  11. April 14, 2018 / 5:12 am

    Fab ideas. We also planted sunflowers at my grandad’s house when we were kids #sharingthebloglove

  12. April 17, 2018 / 9:18 pm

    Fab ideas. It is great to have a selection of outdoors activities as well as indoor ones for the April showers #sharingthebloglove

  13. April 19, 2018 / 2:17 pm

    There are a number of ones we are able to tick off the list here and others we’d love to get around to doing #bloggerpinparty

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