We know many of you are sticking around the house these days, and we’re guessing you need some fresh inspiration for what to do. Here are 25 *extremely* easy Spring activities that you can do with your kids at home. No extra supplies required!
1. Adopt A Tree
Announce to your little one that today you’re going to add a new member to the family. You’ll be adopting a tree! First, you’ll have to choose the perfect tree for your family. Head out to the yard or for a walk (keeping a safe distance from others) and find your lucky tree. It can even be a bush or a an old stump! Once you decide on a tree, get better acquainted with it together using your sight, touch, hearing, and smell to describe the tree. Is it alive? How can you tell? Can you tell what kind of tree it is? How could you find out? Do you see any opening buds, insects, holes where animals live, or birds preparing nests? If you have a tape measurer, measure the circumference of the trunk. (If you want to be Very Official, check out our Adopt-A-Tree Printable.)
Check in on your Family Tree every so often to see how it’s doing. Take pictures of it every visit to see how it’s changed. Draw its portrait and hang it on your refrigerator. Write a poem about it. Start a log book. Give it a name and talk about it lovingly. It’s a family member, after all!
2. Window Sketching
Do you have a dry erase marker in the house? Find a window and work together to draw springy scenes. (That’s right, draw it right on the window! The dry erase marker will wipe right off, so there’s no mess for you.)
3. Leaf Counting
As you enjoy some fresh air outside together, begin to collect fallen leaves and sort them into number groups (1 leaf, 2 leaves, 3 leaves, etc.). Eventually, the odds are your child will come over and see what you’re doing. Count them together. See if your child can take the lead making leaf number groups. Can your older children create some leaf equations? What else would your child enjoy making number groups with?