Easy Kid’s Activities Perfect for Spring

Moon sand is such a fun activity, Simple ingrediants to make and lots of fun will be had!

Spring is in the air and now is the time to enjoy some sunshine and fresh air. If you’re lucky enough to have nice weather that means parks, zoos, and patio weather! Pretty soon your kids will be having spring break or out for summer break and you will need some fun activities to keep them busy.  Lucky enough I’m sharing a few of our favorites today!  These easy kid’s activities are perfect for sunshine days to do on the patio or park but you can also do them at home if you are having a rainy or cold spring.

Moon Sand: This is a kid favorite. Moon sand combines baby oil and flour to make this soft sand like texture. It can be stored in a plastic container with a lid and will last a long time! Throw in some utensils and your kids will be busy for hours.

Moon sand is such a fun activity, Simple ingrediants to make and lots of fun will be had!


Play Dough: A classic activity that takes minutes to make on the stove and is WAY better than store bough play dough.

An easy DIY play dough recipe that is way better than store bought.

No Mess Painting    This is fun activity that we tried last week while on spring break. We had a bunch of rainy days so our outdoor fun was ruined. This turned out to be super fun and the kids loved it! The best part was they felt like they were really painting and there was NO mess on my part! A win-win 🙂

Kids can paint and parents can have no worries for a big mess!


Park/Picnic: A fun activity we like to do as a family is visit a new park. The kids love exploring and playing somewhere new for a change. Make it even more fun and take a packed lunch! Here are some special treats/picnic ideas that your kids will love!

Fun activities for Kids when it's raining or pretty outside

What are you looking forward to this spring?

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March 14, 2016
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  • Reply Samantha

    We love playdoh! And I’ve been wanting to try moonsand, so maybe we’ll do that soon! Thanks!

    March 14, 2016 at 3:38 pm
  • Reply Cookilicious

    such fun ideas..will share it with my mom friends.. 🙂

    March 14, 2016 at 4:03 pm
  • Reply Jennifer DeFrates/Heaven Not Harvard

    Great ideas for fun stuff that I’ve always wanted to try. We did moon sand, but the playdough is something I wanted to do!

    March 14, 2016 at 5:07 pm
  • Reply Kandice Kelso

    I’ve been waiting for a good time to bust out the Moon Sand! Spring just might be the right time! Thanks so much for the inspiration! Pinned

    March 14, 2016 at 8:53 pm
  • Reply Breck

    I love the moon sand! Will definitely be trying that with my little ones.

    March 14, 2016 at 9:01 pm
    • Reply Shannon

      Good! My kids ask for it now!!!

      March 15, 2016 at 9:42 pm
  • Reply Breck

    I love easy activities and these look great! I can’t wait to try the Moon Sand with my little ones!

    March 14, 2016 at 9:03 pm
  • Reply Betty

    Awesome post! I think we’ll try the no mess painting project. =)

    March 14, 2016 at 9:07 pm
  • Reply Betty

    Awesome post! I am going to have to give the no mess painting project a try. =)

    March 14, 2016 at 9:07 pm
    • Reply Shannon

      My kids had a great time with it! Super easy on my part!

      March 15, 2016 at 9:26 am
  • Reply Kathleen

    Great ideas!! Moonsand is amazing:) Perfect for those rainy days.

    March 14, 2016 at 9:18 pm
  • Reply Kathleen

    Great ideas! We love Moon Sand. Perfect for a rainy day 🙂

    March 14, 2016 at 9:19 pm
  • Reply Bethanie Garcia

    Love this!! Definitely going to have to try the moon sand with my two year old 🙂

    March 14, 2016 at 11:16 pm
    • Reply Shannon

      Moon sand is my kids favorite thing!!! I was surprised how easy it was 🙂

      March 15, 2016 at 9:22 am
  • Reply Emily

    What great ideas! I love that they are easy, no mess activities 🙂 that always makes it easier for mama.

    March 15, 2016 at 9:05 am
    • Reply Shannon

      Thanks Emily! I hope you find some that work for you 🙂

      March 15, 2016 at 9:20 am
  • Reply Elena

    I love your list, especially No Mess Painting! Very creative and practical. Thank you for sharing.

    March 15, 2016 at 4:35 pm
  • Reply Jennifer Smith

    I love the no mess painting idea! It’s perfect for those days when you want to get them doing something creative but don’t have the energy to clean up an epic mess!

    March 15, 2016 at 5:36 pm
  • Reply TheMizzEve

    I’m always looking for new activities to do with the children. Thanks for sharing! I love your ideas and i can’t wait to tell all my other mommy friends about it. God bless.

    March 15, 2016 at 11:40 pm
    • Reply Shannon

      Oh great! I love kid’s activities that are fun and easy on my part!!

      March 16, 2016 at 8:21 am
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  • Reply Tasha

    I am going to have to make the moon sand! My daughter is obsessed with moon sand. Great ideas!

    March 19, 2016 at 9:31 pm
    • Reply Shannon

      Oh good! My kids just love it! I was surprised how easy it was to make too!

      March 19, 2016 at 10:02 pm
  • Reply Echo

    These are great ideas! We love being able to take family walks and my daughter loves the abundance of muddy puddles in the spring! Thank you for co-hosting the #SmallVictoriesSundayLinkup with me!

    March 20, 2016 at 9:25 am
    • Reply Shannon

      Playing in muddy puddles is so much fun! (As long as no mud gets in the house!!!)

      March 20, 2016 at 12:52 pm
  • Reply Angela @ Blooming On A Budget

    Great mess-free ideas! Pinned for a rainy day! 🙂

    March 20, 2016 at 2:24 pm
  • Reply Savannah

    My 11 month old loves feeling different textures, especially soft fluffy things. I think he’d really enjoy playing in moonsand! I bet he’d even enjoy trying to help me make it. This will definitely be an activity we will do together sometime during this chilly week! Thanks so much for sharing <3

    March 21, 2016 at 12:27 pm
    • Reply Shannon

      Oh good! I bet he would love the moon sand too! It’s super easy to make! And the other good thing is that it does last awhile too 🙂

      March 21, 2016 at 8:47 pm
  • Reply Faye

    This is great! Am definitely going to try the no mess painting! Picnics are a great idea too. We’ve already gone on several fully loaded with kites, soccer balls, and exploratory tools.

    March 22, 2016 at 8:51 am
  • Reply Brittany

    It’s going to rain here all week, so I’m going to give the moon sand a try with Lucy (17 months)! She loves playing in sand at the beach so I think it will be a hit!

    March 31, 2016 at 8:13 am
    • Reply Shannon

      Oh good! I bet she will love it! My kids ask for it all the time 🙂

      March 31, 2016 at 9:36 am

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