While some parts of the country are still experiencing the occasional snow and freezing temperatures, spring is already here in Florida. Spring is the time to celebrate new beginnings and the re-emergence of nature’s beauty. It’s a time when we head outdoors to enjoy the beautiful weather. Here are some fun spring activities from our friends at Kids R Kids Avalon, to welcome the season with your kids to help them get in better touch with nature and create lasting memories.

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Enjoy a Picnic in the Park

Spring is the perfect time to take advantage of the amazing weather by having a picnic with a fun twist. Let the kids help prepare the meal and choose spring-themed foods like fruit salads, vegetable wraps, or flower-shaped sandwiches. To make it more fun, consider incorporating a mini outdoor art session or story circle to tell fun stories about spring.

Get Crafty with Nature

Another fun activity your kids are sure to enjoy is collecting materials during nature walks or in the garden and using them for crafting. Leaves, sticks, petals, and even stones can be transformed into works of art, encouraging creativity and hands-on exploration. For example, you could make leaf printings on paper or fabric, petal mosaics, or build a fairy house in the garden. These projects will stimulate your child’s mind and allow them to explore their creative side.

Start Your Own Garden

Spring is synonymous with growth and renewal, making it the perfect time to start a family garden. Gardening is a peaceful and productive activity that teaches kids about responsibility, nature’s cycles, and the importance of caring for the environment.

Choose easy-to-grow plants like wild flowers, peppers, or tomatoes. If you have limited space, consider container gardens as an alternative. Watching and helping plants grow from seeds will give your child a sense of accomplishment and may become a lifelong passion!

Have an Outdoor Scavenger Hunt

Organize a nature scavenger hunt in your backyard or local park. Create a list of spring-related items for your children to find, like flowers, bird feathers, pinecones, or smooth stones. This activity encourages physical movement and observation and allows you to discuss the changes that occur in nature during spring.

Go Bird Watching

What would spring be without bird watching? It’s a bustling time for birds and spotting various kinds in your backyard is easy. Set up a bird feeder and hang it in the garden or yard. Have your kids keep a list of all the different birds they see. This activity can spark an interest in wildlife and teach children the vital role animals play in nature.

Plant a Pollinator Garden or a Butterfly Garden

Encourage children to learn about pollinators by planting a bee garden or a butterfly garden. Choose native flowering plants that attract these insects and teach the kids how pollinators are essential to our food chain and biodiversity.

Enjoy Spring Story Time

Children love story time, and spring is the perfect season to read books that highlight the changes Mother Nature brings, like the life cycle of plants and the joys of outdoor nature adventures. Reading together is a wonderful time to bond with your kids and it enhances their literary skills.

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Encourage your kids to create a spring journal where they can sketch or write about their observations and activities throughout the season. This could include descriptions of flowers and animals, weather changes, and reflections on their outdoor experiences.

Welcoming spring with your kids through these and other activities is an excellent way for them to have fun and appreciate the natural world while strengthening family bonds. It can help foster a lifelong curiosity and respect for the environment and make every spring one to look forward to.

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They have a dedicated, highly-trained staff, convenient drop-off and pick-up, and flexible hours.

Contact them today at 407-306-9035 or fill out their online form to schedule a tour.

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