April activities for kids

I love the changing seasons and the opportunities for new activities to do with my girls. Hopefully, April will see spring-like weather arrive soon (no more snow please!). I love spring and to me, it means new life, gardening and spending longer, warmer days outdoors. I’ve rounded up my best spring themed content below and I’ll be sharing much more very soon. Keep popping back to my blog this month for more seasonal activities to do with your kids this month. Better yet scroll to the bottom and join me for my weekly bonus email full of seasonal content straight to your inbox.

April activities for kids

April in the garden

April is a great month to start planning what you’d like to grow in your garden this year. You can start sowing sunflowers, basil, courgettes, squash, tomatoes and many more seeds indoors or in a greenhouse. Outdoors you can start sewing beetroot, carrots and much more. Why not take a trip to the library and pick a gardening book up. There are lots of great books and websites that tell you exactly what you should plant and when. I discovered a really great resource this week, a gardening calendar with what to plant and harvest each month and it even has different colours for southern or northern (UK) gardeners – available here.

April activities for kids

April is also a great time to start spending more time outdoors with children. Playing in the garden, walking in the woods, visiting the beach or your favourite outdoor day out.

April on the bookshelves

There are so many spring themes in children’s books. Farm animals, bugs and butterflies, spring and much more. If you’re looking for inspiration then click the image below for a post I wrote last spring.

20 children’s books to read this spring

April ideas for creating and playing

There are lots of opportunities for craft and play in spring. Both indoors and outdoors. Possible themes are weather, butterflies, bugs, farm animals, Earth day, St George’s day and early on you might still like to do some more Easter activities.

 

If you are looking for ways to keep little ones interested whilst outside then why not grab my free Spring countryside scavenger hunt for toddlers and preschool children. I’m going to be making many more seasonal printables so if you want to be the first to hear about them as well as getting lots of seasonal inspiration for having fun with your kids (both my blog and from around the web), join my email community too.

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4 Comments

  1. April 2, 2018 / 7:38 am

    I’m really hoping that the spring weather arrives soon, its just so wet at the moment. We love to go outdoors and it’s really hard at the moment. We are making the most of the dry periods and going out in the garden. Thank you for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

  2. April 2, 2018 / 7:12 pm

    We’re really looking forward to growing things together this year! It’s lovely that all of a sudden Max is really into helping me in the garden, and I’ve promised him we’re going to grow sunflowers, and I think I’m planning potatoes, beetroot and maybe courgettes too. Thanks for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

  3. April 10, 2018 / 4:25 pm

    Love the idea of seasonal living and appreciating what Spring has in store for us. #Bloggerpinparty
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    • Claire
      April 10, 2018 / 7:26 pm

      Thanks, me too.

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