Springtime is nearly here, and we couldn’t be more excited to get out and enjoy the weather with our family! Here are a few free outdoor spring activities that you’ll enjoy no matter where your family lives this spring.
A Walk to Remember
Stay active and walk in the park or even around your neighborhood. Push the kids in a stroller or have them walk with you. If you have the luxury of leaving the kids at home, take the time to hold hands as you go on your day date stroll. Take some time to reconnect and talk about your day or memories of when you first fell in love. Taking a walk costs absolutely nothing and is a great way to connect with your family.
Fly a Kite
There may be a small cost to buying a kite, but once you have one, this outdoor activity is free and always a blast. Find a windy (but not too windy) day to fly a kite with your family. Your kite can be one you build together or a simple plastic one straight out of the package. Some cities even have kite festivals where you can check out amazing concoctions from professional fliers. The Southern Maryland Kite Festival does have a small cost to attend, but all proceeds benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to fight blood cancers. In 2018, the festival date is March 17.
Create Sidewalk Art
Sidewalk Chalk may just seem like scribbles for little kids, but make it a family activity by decorating your drive and walkways with intricate, beautiful designs of your own. For many adults, getting back to coloring and drawing basics is incredibly therapeutic. Couple that with gorgeous weather, and you have an outstanding outdoor activity for your whole family.
There’s no need to pay park fees or campsite costs for a quick overnight camping trip. All you need to do is set up a tent in the backyard. Roast some hot dogs and make some S’Mores over a firepit or enclosed fire, tell a few (tame) ghost stories, and cuddle up in sleeping bags. Make it really seem like camp by playing outdoor games like horseshoes or flashlight tag. If your kids are a little older, let them sleep outside in the tent while you head in and get some Zzzs in your own bed. Make sure your kids have a key or cell phone so they can head back in the house in case of inclement weather or fears.
Head to the Park
If you’re in a winter rut, it’s easy to forget the joy a simple jaunt to the park. Don’t be embarrassed to go down the slides or swing as high as you can with your child. Push them around on the merry-go-round, then hop on yourself. There’s nothing like springtime at the park that can make you feel like a kid again!
As you check out the springtime blossoms and enjoy the crisp, cool air before summertime, plan some free outdoor spring activities for you and the ones you love. These are a few of our favorites. What do you do with your family in the spring?