Can you believe that spring is just around the corner? The weather is already getting warmer and I am so excited about spring break! But I don't want my kiddo to just spend his time off watching t.v. I love coming up with ideas to get us doing things together without breaking the bank. Spring can be hard, because it's not uncommon to have days that are still cold and raining. I love to have a mix of ideas that are for indoors and outdoors. Check out these 25 spring boredom busters.
Puddle Jumping- What kid can resist going out and jumping in puddles. Put on a pair of rain boots, old clothes and grab an umbrella. Puddle jumping can be so much fun on a cloudy, rainy day.
Bike Rides- If it's a sunny warm day grab your bikes and go for a ride. After being indoors all winter even a quick ride around the neighborhood can be fun.
Decorate Eggs- Easter is only a week away. You can pick up an egg decorating kit for a dollar at the dollar stores. Get a dozen eggs and have a great time decorating eggs.
Go for a Hike- Hiking can be a fun activity for spring. It's usually not too hot or not too cold. You can even pack a picnic for your hike.
Geocaching- My son discovered geocaching last year and is in love. It's such a great way to spend some time together without spending a lot of money. You can find websites or apps for your phone to discover geocaches near you.
Nature Scavenger Hunt- Have a nature scavenger hunt. You can try to find birds, rocks, and sticks. You can go to the park or just have a scavenger hunt in your backyard.
Tug of War- My son had a birthday party years ago and I was surprised how long the game of tug of war entertained the kids. Get together some neighbors and have a great time with just a rope.
Build an Obstacle Course- You can build an obstacle course, either inside or out. Kids will have as much fun building one as they will using it. We love to build obstacle courses for our dogs, too. They enjoy it and it's great exercise.
Indoor Scavenger Hunt- Raining outside? Check out these great ideas for an indoor scavenger hunt.
Go to a Farmers Market- Once spring comes, the farmers markets will be popping up once again. It's so much fun to go and see all the different foods.
Hiding Poem Clues- I love hiding clues around the house for my son. He has to figure out each of the clues to get a prize. Usually I just hide a cookie from his favorite bakery. You can also do teams with multiple kids.
Cook Together- Pick out a recipe on pinterest and cook dinner together. It's a great way for kids to help out and learn some kitchen skills. Plus, my kiddo loves to help pick out what to have for dinner.
Create a Town- As a kid I loved creating a town with my fisher price toys. I would set them all up along with my barbie toys. You can use butcher paper to draw roads. Just use your imagination to create a whole town the family can play with.
Make friendship bracelets- I loved making friendship bracelets when I was younger. You can make them as simple or complex as you want. If you have an older child that doesn't want to do friendship bracelets you can try making a paracord bracelet.
Go to the Park- If the weather is good you can head to the park for some fun. You can have a picnic or just play.
Watch a Storm- My son and I love watching a storm. It's so enjoyable to just spend some time together talking and watching. If the storm isn't too close we watch it from our back porch.
Go to the Zoo- The spring is the perfect time to head to the zoo. It's often not as crowded as it is in summer and you don't have to deal with the heat.
Make Kick the Can Ice Cream- Kids will love playing kick the can ice cream. It keeps them busy and they have a fun treat waiting on them at the end of the game.
Plant a Garden- It's that time of year to start a garden. You can start your seeds indoors and then move them outside later. The kids will love to help with planting the seeds.
Fly a Kite- The windy spring weather works great for flying a kite. Grab one on a windy day and spend the afternoon flying a kite.
Feed the Ducks- My niece loves feeding the ducks. We just take some old bread ends that we normally wouldn't eat and go for a walk to feed the ducks. It's a very frugal activity.
Go Fishing- We aren't big on fishing in our family, but I do enjoy trying now and then. Borrow some fishing poles and go fishing for a fun afternoon.
Do an Art Project- If it's a rainy, yucky day try making an art project. Grab some paints, glitter and glue and have a good time.
Have a Slumber Party- Let them have some friends over, or just let them have a slumber party with you. You can all have a slumber party in the living room and watch some movies.
Watch the Sun Set- Enjoy the spring weather by watching the sun set. Or if you are more of a morning person, watch the sun rise in the morning.
So get out and enjoy the fresh spring weather. What do you and your family like to do for fun spring boredom busters?