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.
Play Dough: A classic activity that takes minutes to make on the stove and is WAY better than store bough play dough.
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 🙂
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!
What are you looking forward to this spring?
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We love playdoh! And I’ve been wanting to try moonsand, so maybe we’ll do that soon! Thanks!
such fun ideas..will share it with my mom friends.. 🙂
Jennifer DeFrates/Heaven Not Harvard says
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!
Kandice Kelso says
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
I love the moon sand! Will definitely be trying that with my little ones.
Good! My kids ask for it now!!!
I love easy activities and these look great! I can’t wait to try the Moon Sand with my little ones!
Awesome post! I think we’ll try the no mess painting project. =)
Awesome post! I am going to have to give the no mess painting project a try. =)
My kids had a great time with it! Super easy on my part!
Great ideas!! Moonsand is amazing:) Perfect for those rainy days.
Great ideas! We love Moon Sand. Perfect for a rainy day 🙂
Bethanie Garcia says
Love this!! Definitely going to have to try the moon sand with my two year old 🙂
Moon sand is my kids favorite thing!!! I was surprised how easy it was 🙂
What great ideas! I love that they are easy, no mess activities 🙂 that always makes it easier for mama.
Thanks Emily! I hope you find some that work for you 🙂
I love your list, especially No Mess Painting! Very creative and practical. Thank you for sharing.
Jennifer Smith says
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!
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.
Oh great! I love kid’s activities that are fun and easy on my part!!
I am going to have to make the moon sand! My daughter is obsessed with moon sand. Great ideas!
Oh good! My kids just love it! I was surprised how easy it was to make too!
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!
Playing in muddy puddles is so much fun! (As long as no mud gets in the house!!!)
Angela @ Blooming On A Budget says
Great mess-free ideas! Pinned for a rainy day! 🙂
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
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 🙂
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.
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!
Oh good! I bet she will love it! My kids ask for it all the time 🙂