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21 spring activities for kids and families to enjoy together

It's almost time!
A cheerful young boy holding a few hand picked yellow flowers during spring time, standing in front of a lush garden.
Spring means more outdoor play — and plenty of opportunities to stop and smell the flowers.mmg1design / Getty Images / iStockphoto
/ Source: TODAY

It's almost spring!

There's a lot to look forward to, from sunnier skies to blooming flowers and school spring break. If you're looking for a weekend activity or ideas for occupying your children during their downtime, we have you covered.

As the winter weather thaws in most parts of the country, the idea is to get outside as much as possible. And if you're still experiencing a lingering chill, a fair portion of these activities can be enjoyed inside.

Laura Linn Knight, author of “Break Free from Reactive Parenting,” tells TODAY.com that spring offers a unique opportunity for families to make new traditions that focus on mindfulness and childlike pleasure.

Here are 21 ideas to try today!

21 spring activities for kids and families

Ready to get started on all the spring fun? Here are 21 ideas to try.

  • Catch a baseball game.
  • Drive to where the flowers are blooming.
  • Go on a hike.
  • Lay on the grass and gaze at clouds.
  • Rollerblade around your neighborhood.
  • Visit a petting zoo.
  • Decorate Easter eggs.
  • Run through puddles or sprinklers.
  • Pitch a tent, either at a nearby campground or your backyard.
  • Make chalk art on a sidewalk.
  • Bake a springtime dessert.
  • Fly a kite.
  • Find a tennis or pickleball court.
  • Ride bikes.
  • Plant a flower or vegetable.
  • Go for a drive with all the windows down.
  • Wash your car. A hose, bubbles and soaking wet children — what could go wrong?
  • Blow bubbles.
  • Play classic games like frisbee, hopscotch or jump rope.
  • Clean out the kids' bedrooms and have a yard sale or donate it all. Everyone will feel better.
  • Climb a tree.