Spring is my absolute favorite season! I love opening my windows just as the weather starts to get warmer. The warm breezes that bring in the aromas of blooming flowers or fresh fallen rain bring me so much joy! Other than Easter, though, there aren’t a lot of seasonal traditions that come with spring! For me, all of my family traditions growing up fell in the summer, fall, and winter months. If you’d like to start some fun new spring traditions with your kids, here are some things you can try to make the season more memorable for them!

Plant Flowers or Seeds

One of my favorite memories of spring growing up was going to our local nursery with my mom to pick out plants! I loved wandering down the aisles and aisles of bright, colorful flowers that were just beginning to bloom. My mom taught us to always look at the informational tag that was included on each plant. This would tell you just how much sunlight the plant needed as well as how tall it would grow on average. This was important because she’d always show us how to plant the taller flower varieties in the back and the shorter ones near the front. Once we decided on which flowers we wanted to purchase, we’d haul them home and plant them together. This was by far my favorite springtime tradition growing up that also served as a great learning opportunity for me.

An alternative to this would be shopping for seeds to plant a garden. If you don’t have space to grow a large garden, you can purchase small planters for your patio or windowsill. You can even purchase small plant kits that are made specifically for kids. These are great for teaching about seeds and plant growth. You may remember doing something similar to this in school growing up! You know, with the pea plant seed in a paper cup and yours was the only one in the whole class that didn’t grow? Regardless, this is a super fun way to celebrate growth and spring for kids!

Make a Fairy Garden

Fairy gardens are so fun to put together, especially if you have a little girl. This is a great way to encourage imagination and storytelling fun. You can find adorable pieces to include in your fairy garden at your local craft or dollar store. You can also have your child gather materials she finds around the yard or house. Grab the paints and some rocks from outside and paint some cute ladybugs on them to add to your garden. Need ideas on how to put together your fairy garden? Check out this awesome video tutorial from DIY expert Monica Mangin!

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(Photo from Shauna Younge at Momtastic)

Make a Birdhouse or Pine Cone Bird Feeder

One of the first signs that the warmer weather has arrived is the sound of birds chirping. You can buy birdhouse kits that make a super fun craft for your kids to assemble and decorate together. If you want a cheaper alternative, go on a nature scavenger hunt and collect pine cones! Then bring them back home and make some awesome pine cone bird feeders! Check out a book about birds and go on a walk together to see if you can identify the different birds you see.

Visit a Farmers Market

Farmers markets are an incredible way to support local farmers or businesses. Depending on where you live, these may not open until early summer. However, even in colder climates you can find year round markets that you can visit with your kiddos. If you live in a hot place like me, a lot of farmers markets open up in early spring.

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