Our Spring Bucket ListEmily McClements
I love Spring. And we’ve been a bit preoccupied with family stuff for the past few weeks, so all of the sudden I’m looking at my calendar and realizing that it’s already mid-May, and I am due with Baby #3 in just a month!
I feel like Spring is slipping through my fingers, and there are still a lot of things that I want to do with my family and kiddos in the next few weeks. So, I made a list of a few family activities I want to make sure to do before Spring is over, and a new baby has blessed our lives (and made it a little more complicated).
Here’s our family’s Bucket List for the rest of Spring:
Go to the Beach 1 of 10The weather has been beautiful here in Indiana, and although it's still too cold to actually swim in the water, we only live an hour from Lake Michigan, and there is no better playground for a toddler than the giant sandbox that is the beach.
Go to the Zoo 2 of 10We are lucky that we live within walking distance of our local zoo. It's not a huge place, but it still has some great animals that the kids love, and it definitely makes for a fun and interesting morning outing.
Photo Credit: Potawatomi Zoo
Play in the Rain 3 of 10Instead of hiding inside on a rainy day, I want to take the opportunity to get outside and let my kids play in the rain and puddles. They may get wet, but they'll probably be less dirty then when they play in the mud after the rain showers have passed!
Photo Credit: John-Morgan/flickr
Plant our garden and flower beds 4 of 10We worked on our garden this weekend, per my request for Mother's Day, and the kids loved helping dig in the dirt and plant the seeds. I still have more planting I'd like to do, and I also want to give them each a little space of garden that is theirs to grow flowers or whatever type of plant they choose.
Fly a Kite 5 of 10This has become a favorite after-dinner activity of our kids over the past few weeks, and I want to take advantage of the windy days to let them fly kites to their hearts content.
Go on a Nature Walk Scavengar Hunt 6 of 10What kid doesn't love to collect nature treasures while out on a walk? I just want to be intentional about making it into a fun activity with my kids.
Go Garage Saleing 7 of 10I love garage sale season and finding deals and treasures of my own, and I want to teach my kids that not everything that we buy has to come from the store. And, of course, garage sales are one of the best places to find used kids' clothing and gear that are still in great shape!
Photo Credit: Eastlaketimes/flickr
Make a Mud Pie Kitchen 8 of 10I started collecting inspiration for setting up an outdoor kitchen for my kids last fall, and now that spring is here, this is one project I really want to make sure gets done before the baby arrives, so that I can send my kids outside to play and know that they have a fun and creative space that is all their own.
Inspiration for creating a Mud Pie Kitchen
Go out for Ice Cream 9 of 10That first summer treat of the season is a special occasion for kids, but really, who am I kidding? I probably want ice cream even more than they do!
Photo Credit: CeresB/flickr
Go on a Picnic 10 of 10A dinner picnic at the park is a great way to spend some quality family time together, while enjoying the beautiful weather, and letting the kids gets some energy out before bedtime. I'm hoping this one will become a regular family activity over the next few months.
Photo Credit: Crystl/flickr
What’s on your Spring Bucket List?