9 Green Spring Activities for ToddlersEmily McClements
It’s the first day of Spring! We have been enjoying crazy warm weather here in Northern Indiana the past week, making the dreaming about spring that’s usual for this time of year, an actual reality.
We’ve been spending as much time outside as possible, and I’ve been thinking of all of the fun stuff that I want to do with my kids this spring.
Here are nine great Eco-friendly Spring Activities you can do with your kids:
Start a Garden 1 of 9Involve your toddler in planning and planting your garden. They'll love to help you start seeds indoors and watch the little seedlings grow, and then help transplant them outside into the garden. It's a great way to teach kids about where food comes from and how it grows.
Read more about gardening with a toddler.
Go on a Nature Walk Scavenger Hunt 2 of 9Turn a basic nature walk into more of an adventure with a fun scavenger hunt. Draw, or take pictures, of things in nature for your child to find and tape them to an egg carton, which is the perfect collecting container.
Inspiration for setting up a nature walk scavenger hunt.
Make a Recycled Spring Craft 3 of 9Reuse and repurpose items to make fun spring themed crafts.
Recycled Egg Cup Tulip Craft
Green Spring Cleaning 4 of 9With the warmer weather often comes the urge to Spring Clean. Get your kiddos involved in your cleaning by using safe and non-toxic products that they can use right along with you.
Read more about Green Cleaning with Kids
Provide Yarn Scraps for Birds’ Nests 5 of 9Do a fun and eco-friendly activity with your kids, like providing yarn scraps for birds to use in building their nests. The bright colored strings may also help you to spot their nests up high in the trees!
Yarn Scraps for Birds' Nests Activity
Go to Garage Sales 6 of 9Start a tradition of garage sale shopping with your kids in the spring. Buying used is a great way to save money and save the planet at the same time!
Photo Credit: Eastlaketimes/flickr
Spring Printables for Rainy Days 7 of 9My kids love doing activity pages, and these cute April Showers printables are perfect for a rainy day.
Get the April Showers Tot Pack
Bring a Little Green Inside 8 of 9If spring still hasn't sprung where you live, try this fun activity of planting grass seed in egg shells and bring a little bit of spring green inside.
Learn how to do it
Make a Spring Bucket List 9 of 9Keep track of all of the fun family activities you want to do this spring with this free printable Spring Bucket List. This post also has a great list of ideas for fun spring family activities.
Printable Spring Bucket List
What’s on your Spring Bucket List?
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