At Kids Beds Online we love the arrival of spring so this post is packed full of spring activities for kids. There are so many different things you can do in spring as the days start to get warmer and longer and the idea of entertaining them with a cozy film day just doesn’t hit the same. Plus if you’ve managed to exhaust them outside by running around and letting their imaginations soar with a range of activities then they will be absolutely shattered come tea time and ready to dive straight into their beds.
Plus it’s so important to teach children about what is happening in the world we’ve tried to incorporate some of these ideas too to keep them occupied and learning. Take a look at some of our FREE activities to keep your children entertained on weekends, bank holidays and school holidays.
Spring is the perfect time to start gardening with your kids or grandkids. Whether it is raking the garden, planting new plants or removing the weeds from the garden path their is so much to teach children outdoors and the garden is a great place to start. They will feel really satisfied to know that they have helped to transform the space that they can play in.
Also if your feel green fingered enough you could try growing some flowers or vegetables in the garden so that they can see them flourish. Sunflowers are a great thing to see grow as they rocket out of the soil or you could try growing strawberries in your garden so that the children can literally taste what they have grown!
Go on a Spring Scavenger Hunt
A scavenger hunt is an exciting time to explore outside and discover new things. Plus they are pretty simple to complete and completely free to make all you need to do is write a list of seasonal items out in your local community and possibly draw a picture of what they look like for younger children then head out together to tick things off their list. You could even take a picture of each one to add to the challenge. Ideas could include a sunflower, a spire of your local church, a cow in a field or a park bench. The ideas are endless and can be completely tailored to your local community.
This is a great activity for all ages and can be adapted to suit the needs of your kids.
Get kids reading
Many of us will recall visiting the library regularly as a child and this is still something you can do with your own kids. Children can borrow and read a variety of books for free, and it’s also easy to search for books and reserve them to avoid disappointment.
Many libraries around the UK participate in the summer reading challenge, free classes for little ones and welcome new visitors with open arms. It encourages children to develop their love of reading, and what better way to teach them to wind down after a busy day at school than to get into bed with a book they enjoy and read until they are sleepy.
Send your kite soaring
Dig out the kite that has been sitting at the back of the garden shed for the past couple of years and test it out. Spring is the perfect weather to enjoy flying a kite in the local park or an empty field as there is the perfect mix of sunshine and breezy weather to keep the kite gliding across the sky.
Not only is it a fun activity to keep your kids occupied and busy during the day it also helps to teach children about the wind, what it is used for and the impact it can have. Just make sure to keep an eye on the weather before you head out as flying a kite just isn’t the same when there is little to no breeze outside!
There are plenty of activities for you to explore and try this Spring to keep the kids busy!