Spring is always a great time to get creative and inject colour into our home and garden. It finally feels as though the long dark and often grey winter days are lifting when we spot signs of snowdrops, croci and daffodils poking through. Whether the Easter holidays or simply a free weekend, I thought I would share some of the activities that we do together that are inspired by the season.
Spring inspired scavenger hunt
This one probably speaks for itself, but if you’re not sure what to look for I have 15 ideas to start you off: Spring Inspired Scavenger Hunt.
Hand print art
You can’t beat a bit of creative hand print art. My 4 year old and I made these flowers but Pinterest is a great place to spark other ideas.
We were recently gifted this Easter raw chocolate making starter kit from Yumbles complete with a silicone Easter shapes mould, and had fun trying it out. The results were very impressive. The taste was so good! Really smooth and creamy but without being oversweet. The kit was vegan but the boys and Jacob all liked the taste too. You can also buy dairy free chocolate from Yumbles and I am so tempted to try some of that. If you’re looking for an unusual but thoughtful gift, Yumbles is a great place to start for that too.
I know I have written about bookmarks previously, but without taking all the emerging petals and leaves from your garden these are quick and easy to make but very effective and fun too. You could even personalise them by sewing or writing a name on a piece of ribbon and attaching it to the top.
We made this beautiful Easter bunny hat with Jen’s Reading Corner. My little one loves it! Pinterest comes in handy again here with other creative ideas, or why not ask the little people in your life. My boys often surprise me with their wonderful and unrestrained imagination!
This is something that I want to do more of this year. We find happiness pebbles fairly regularly on our walks, but always get a buzz from them and love to admire the artwork on them. This Spring I hope to paint a number of pebbles that we have in our back garden and hide them on our travels.
Potato print eggs
I’m not a fan of waste so if you find a soft potato gently sprouting away at the back of the cupboard what better way is there to use it up?! Sliced in half they make a super egg shape if you’re looking to hand print some Easter inspired art or cards for loved ones.
Bunting is a great way to liven up a living space or brighten a hallway. Why not make it seasonal with eggs shapes, or you could add in bunnies, chicks and flowers too. If you don’t have the materials to hand Baker Ross is a great place to look and have speedy delivery as well.
Do you have family activities planned this Spring? I’d love to hear from you if you try any of these. Comment below or connect on social media!
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