By Jess
October 17, 2016

Dust the kids off from their Winter hibernation of video games and iPads and get them outside in the fresh air and busy!

Here are 10 great Spring projects for the kids:

  1. Vegetables: Plant a herb or veggie patch with the kids, they’re more likely to eat and try vegetables that they have grown themselves.
  2. Camp: Now it’s warmer, set up a tent in the backyard for the kids to play camping in the day or sleep overnight if they’re bigger.
  3. Kids garden: Help them create a special garden play space just for them. Try helping them create a dinosaur, pirate, road or fairy garden for them to play in. They’ll love making it and also playing with it.
  4. Games: Get the kids making and playing their own giant sized backyard games. You can make Jenga, Twister, Tic Tac Toe, and Dominoes. They’ll love making them and playing them.
  5. Cubby: Kids love tents and cubbies so make them a simple wooden frame tent or let them hang some old sheets up in the trees or washing line to make their own.
  6. Obstacle course: Get the kids to make their own obstacle course around the yard. Hours of fun guaranteed!
  7. Picnic: Pack a picnic and head to the local park or even just your backyard, kids love eating outdoors.
  8. Olympics: Host your own Olympic games in your backyard and keep the kids fit and having fun together.
  9. Craft: Get the kids doing messy craft outside. Set up painting, or give the kids chalk to draw with. Even play dough mess is tolerable outside!
  10. Bubbles: Make some giant bubble mix and this will keep the kids entertained for hours!

What Spring activities are you doing at your house?

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  • Love this article. Want my kids outside doing stuff i did, riding bikes, kicking a ball etc instead of being inside doing things that are associated with “screens”.

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  • Our kids are outside all year round! They are total outdoor kids. They love to get involved with the veggie garden and looking after the chooks.
    Chalk is always another big hit too!

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  • Love these ideas.

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  • I love summer and my son too hi is enjoying al lot during the warm weather

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  • I wish out warmer weather would hurry up and come, i am tired of all the rain we have had at the moment.
    Can’t wait to try some of these activities out!

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  • We move all activities that were inside outside – love this warmer weather.


    • A backyard picnic is a favourite activity.

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  • Football. My son is footy mad so any offer to kick the footy at the nearest oval is always well received. Walking the dog works too.

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  • Great ideas. We often do scavenger hunts too.

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  • Usually grab the towels, hats and sunnies, make some sandwiches and head off to the beach for some fun and recreation.

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  • We will be doing some of these!

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  • I love this weather and day light savings……my kids are real outdoor kids which I love and this year they are starting their own veggie patch. Building it, prepping it, choosing what to plant, planting and then maintaining.

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  • One of our favourites during the fine spring weather is to pack a picnic and visit some the playgrounds in the area. I make sure I put in plenty of bottles of water to ensure that none of us get dehydrated. The playgrounds have different equipment for various developmental stages. One of them is not suitable for little ones as all the equipment is too high and the bars etc. are too far apart for them to reach. We don’t go to that one as often unless the youngest goes to sleep in the stroller. We walk to each playground so we all get plenty of exercise.

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  • Great ideas.
    We live at the edge of a reserve.
    My kids love to take a walk in the reserve, like little Tarzan’s and Jane’s, feeling adventurous.
    They also love to bike, scooter and jump on the trampoline.

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  • All great ideas,going on a picnic and enjoying Spring is the best!

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  • All great ideas. I recently liked the video of the father who built his daughter an obstacle course, my daughters would absolutely love that!

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