The Ish Mom Spring Bucket List

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This winter wouldn’t have been so bad if not for January, right? OMG, sooooo cold and long and dark.

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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.

bright tulips
Tulips, the Springiest of Flowers


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The Ish Mom Spring Bucket List

field with wildflowers

  • 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)
chocolate speckled eggs
I’m not gonna lie, Easter is my favorite part of Spring
  • 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
baby ducks
AAAACCK so cute
  • 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)

cherry trees reflected in pond

  • 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
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Big A, Spring 2017

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.

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Megan writes everything on Ish Mom. She possesses a bachelor's degree in psychology, a flair for theatrics, and a whole lotta nerve. She lives in the Midwest (and loves it) with her wonderful husband and three young boys.
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