This winter wouldn’t have been so bad if not for January, right? OMG, sooooo cold and long and dark.
Here in Indiana it got ridiculously cold for the beginning of March. I’m manifesting warmer weather with this post. You’re welcome.
There activities are Spring-inspired fun for kids and grownups. Some ideas require a little prepping or cost, and others that can be done on the fly for free.
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The Ish Mom Spring Bucket List
- Make your own bubble solution and blow giant bubbles in the backyard
- Ullery’s Homemade Ice-Cream introduces sorbet! If that’s not Spring I dunno what is
- Play in the rain/puddle jumping
- Give the kids a bucket, soap, and water; turn them loose to wash your car
- Walk barefoot in the grass at Cope Environmental Center
- Press flowers (or arrange fresh ones a la Martha Stewart)
- Toast the extra hour of daylight with a champagne picnic
- Learn about caterpillars: find a cocoon outside (or order one online) and watch it transform into a butterfly
- Create fairy gardens
- Or get your fairy fix by checking out the Enchanted Fairy Trail
- Dye and hide eggs (we’ll be doing this all season)
- Make mud pies
- Then serve the yummy treat “worms in dirt” for lunch
- Climb a tree
- Have a kid-free night at the Cordial Cork
- Ugh, spring cleaning: Murphy Wood Oil soap woodwork, clean ceiling fans, clear out those closets, etc
- Open windows while doing those things
- Feed the ducks but NOT WITH BREAD
- Spot the first blooms at the Richmond Rose Garden
- Decorate driveway orsidewalks with chalk
- Sandal season calls for pedicures (or DIY at home)
- Visit a local orchard, farm, or petting zoo
- Make a bird feeder
- Go on a flowering trees scavenger hunt (walk around a park or neighborhood to find different flowering trees)
- Start a garden (prepare beds, start seeds, etc)
- Become a tree detective: grab a tree guide and head out to Hayes Arboreteum, see how many trees you can identify
- Check out Spring-themed books from the library
- Celebrate May Day
- Roll down hills
- Stop by the Spring Richmond Farmer’s Market for fresh produce
- DIY Dollar Tree Easter crafts
- Organize and size the kids’ cloths
- Dump out makeup bag, throw away any spring or winter colors over two years old. Buy a new spring color
- Fly a kite on Roosevelt Hill
What’s on your Spring Bucket List? Let me know in the comment section below. Share this article so you don’t forget these ideas.