I don’t know about you, but we are counting down the days until Spring. After our last Winter blast and record low temperatures we can’t get enough of the sunshine and Vitamin D!!!
A few years ago we started having Welcome Fall parties. Why? Well, because Fall is my favorite season, and it’s arrival seemed like something to celebrate! It has become such a beloved tradition that we have started welcoming all the seasons in one way or another. Which seems fitting, because each season brings fun and unique opportunities to make memories and start traditions.
So, join us and take a moment to Welcome Spring, and celebrate the new season and all the joy it can bring!
Here are 10 ideas for Welcoming Spring! Pick one, combine a few or come up your own Welcome Spring tradition!
1. Have a Welcome Spring Party. I use the term party loosely here—-for our “parties” we usually pick a themed dessert (dirt cake is perfect for Spring) and play spring bingo. These boards from Artsy-Fartsy Mama are free and super cute! If you want to get extra festive you can decorate with Spring printables and fresh flowers!
2. Curate a Spring Joy List. Brainstorm as a family all the activities you want to enjoy during Spring. Tailor the list to fit your families schedule and interests. Include a mix of traditions, favorite activities, places to visit, foods to eat and new things to try. Here is free printable and our list for 2021!
3. Have a Spring Book and snack picnic. Grab your spring themed books, or put a few on hold from your library, then find a comfy spot…bonus points if it’s outside…and get to reading. Here is a list of our current favorite spring books if you are looking for inspiration. Of course a stack of books are best enjoyed with refreshment! For a fun snack serve an assortment of spring themed foods:
- Clouds- popcorn
- Bunny tails- marshmallows
- Flower petals- spring m&ms
- Twigs- pretzel sticks
- Worms- gummy worms
- Seeds- sunflower seeds or chocolate covered seeds
- Cheddar Bunnies
4. Go on a Spring Scavenger Hunt- walk around your neighborhood or hit up a local trail looking for signs of spring. If It still looks/feels like Winter do the same scavenger hunt in a few weeks to compare how things have changed. This free scavenger hunt printable would be fun for the younger crowd. Older kids could make a list of the signs of spring they see!
5. Chalk your friends. Try to surprise friends and neighbors by drawing spring pictures and wishing them a Happy Spring on their driveway. For an extra sweet surprise, bake some muffins or cookies to leave on the porch.
6. Have a picnic lunch or dinner. Kick off Spring by dining all fresco! Take lunch to the park or dinner to the backyard. Doesn’t have to be elaborate, you could even use a cookie cutter to make flower shaped pb&j!
7. Have some outside playtime. Chalk, bubbles, hula hoop, frisbee, hopscotch, jump rope…dust off your favorite outside toys or pick up a few new items to enjoy. To make it truly memorable make sure you participate! Have some friendly competition! Who can hula hoop the longest or toss the frisbee the furthest or jump rope the most number of times?
8. Visit a local nursery to pick out flowers to plant. If the weather isn’t quite ready, look at pictures for inspiration and make a list of things you want to plant.
9. Have a spring themed movie night. My kids are always excited for a themed movie night. I love Peter Rabbit for Spring, but A Bugs Life, or The Bee Movie would be fitting as well.
10. Do a Spring themed craft. These egg carton snails are adorable! I also love this step by step chick drawing. This spring scene project using markers, a ziplock bag and a spray bottle looks like fun for the elementary age crowd. I think art like this makes such fun keepsakes, and can be framed and double as spring decorations!