Make the most of the nice weather and get outside with your family!
Kids spent most of the winter locked away in the house playing video games or watching TV, but once that the snow has melted, it’s time to get some fresh air. Here are some outdoor activities to fill up your weekend or just to get your kids outside after school.
Family picnic: Enjoy Mother Nature and sit on a cozy blanket in the grass at your local park, forest preserve or walk path with your fam. Serve some yummy cold sandwiches and other picnic classics like potato salad and some fresh baked cookies.
Camp out in the backyard: Take the camping trip to your backyard! You don’t have to rent a motorhome and go hiking to have a fun family camping trip. Get the kids away from the video games and TV and enjoy nature, roasting marshmallows and telling spooky stories.
Observe nature: Go to your local forest preserve and embrace all that nature has to offer. Bring some binoculars, a little lemonade and a book on bird watching.
Start a family garden: Now that it’s starting to warm up, flowers will be able to survive outside. Start a garden together as a family in your front or backyard and watch it grow throughout the season.
Bike rides, walks or hikes: Get outside as a family and squeeze in some exercise while having fun.
Craft projects: Collect items like pinecones, wildflowers and rocks to craft a nature themed project like a collage or shadow box.
Create art: All you need is a bucket of chalk to let your kids turn your sidewalk into a modern masterpiece.
Plan a block party: Have some fun with your neighbors by planning a block party for the whole street. Get games for kids, drinks for parents and delicious food for everyone.
Go to the park: There's nothing better to do on a beautiful spring day than to enjoy the swing set and the slides at the local park.
Head to the zoo: Who doesn't love the zoo? Now that the weather is improving the animals want to come out of their hibernation just as much as you do!