Spring is finally on its way! This post will help you find the best March activities for kids. It will guide you to my best posts for finding activities to do with young children in March so that you too can enjoy exploring the season with your children. It’s filled with spring activities for kids. This post is part of my series of posts on Seasonal activities for kids.
I’ve covered everything from seasonal books, crafts and activities, what to do in the garden and other ideas for getting kids outdoors.
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March activities for kids
March can be a funny month. Some years we’ve had snow in March and other years spring arrives. I’ve decided to mainly focus on spring activities but if the weather does go back to being freezing then check out February activities for kids for more winter inspiration.
I love spring. I’ve never hidden the fact that I’m not the biggest fan of winter so the start of spring is a sign of better things to come. I love all the colours in nature, the milder temperatures that make it easier to get outside with kids and the change of season brings with it new opportunities for activities to do with kids.
March in the garden
March is a lovely month in the garden. Ours will be full of colour from the spring bulbs we planted in the autumn. It’s also a good time for preparing and planning your garden for the year ahead.
Will you be growing flowers to encourage bees into your garden? or do you want to grow fruit & vegetables? If this is your first year growing vegetables with your children, you might find my guide to starting gardening with children useful or this one on creating a raised bed vegetable garden.
Now is a good time to start working compost or manure into your soil (unless you’ve already done this) ahead of starting planting. As well as taking stock of what seeds you have from last year and ordering any new ones that you need.
March outdoor kid’s activity inspiration
It starts to get a lot easier to get out in March, as the warmer weather starts. I have a post that is a list of 30 spring activities for kids in this post and of course, you can refer back to this post too for more ideas – benefits of getting outside with children.
You’re bound to find inspiration in my post with 100 things to do outside with kids.
Find my new Signs of spring scavenger hunt free printable here.
Spring is a great time to try geocaching with kids if you haven’t already.
If you have a preschool child, you’ll love my outdoor number hunt which is great for teaching them number recognition and counting.
You might be starting to dream of summer days out and travel, then you might like to browse through my days out and UK travel posts for some holiday inspiration. I can really recommend the Lake District or Anglesey.
We’re really hoping to get away lots in our new campervan this year. You can find out more about us and our campervan in my about us post. If you are thinking of starting camping with young children then you need my post on camping with toddlers (they apply to older children too).
March on the bookshelves
We have some beautiful spring books and this post will be getting an update with some gorgeous new books very soon.
This month is also a good time to start reading children’s books about gardening to get your kids excited about your garden plans.
Of course, I have a selection of picture books for mother’s day too.
If you have a child starting school this September then now is a good time to start reading books about starting school. It’s never too early to start preparing them for the transition.
Do you love reading poems with your children? We love I am the seed that grew the tree which is packed full of beautiful illustrations and a seasonal poem for every day of the year. The follow-up book Tiger, tiger burning bright is equally gorgeous.
New nature books out now
We often get sent advance copies of nature-based children’s books and I share all the best one here with you. We were recently sent this absolutely gorgeous book.
A little dose of nature by Dr Alison Greenwood and Anneli Bray is a beautiful picture book filled with 25 mindful activities to do in nature. The book is printed on recycled paper, right here in the UK too.
I love that this book teaches children the benefits of time in nature as well as showing the 25 activities they can do themselves. The illustrations are beautiful too.
There is a great balance between teaching children about nature and getting them involved with mindful activities. Available to * buy here.
March ideas for creating and playing
March has many opportunities for seasonal inspiration for creating and playing. There’s Mother’s day cards to make, St Patrick’s day activities and lots of spring ideas.
This month also includes World book day so you may find these book-themed costume ideas useful.
Why not create your own nature art? Spring is a great time to start using nature in your art and crafts.
You’re also likely to start seeing and hearing more birds so why not try these Bird art projects for preschoolers?
Easter is fast approaching and I have lots of ideas for you. Starting with 25 Easter crafts and activities for kids. Or if your kids are a little younger then you’ll love my post with 40 Easter crafts and activities for toddlers.
We love play dough here, find my Easter play dough activity here.
Don’t let your little ones miss out, try my Easter sensory bag activity.
Find my Easter egg hunt ideas here.
Family events in North West England in March
If you live in the North West of England you might like to know that I write monthly guides to family events. Here is the one for this month – Family events North West March
More seasonal activities for kids
If you’re already starting to think ahead then you will be pleased to hear that I already have posts for all the other months.
Want to share more ideas for getting kids outdoors with like-minded parents? Join Wildling Explores the free Facebook group for parents who love to get their kids outdoors.