1. Make a Bird Treat- Since we live in a frozen tundra during winter, we get so excited to see the birds finally migrate back! To show them some love, we like to make them bird treats.
- Cut out a piece of bread into a circle
- Paint egg whites on the bread
- Sprinkle the bread with bird seed
- Poke a hole at the top and thread ribbon through it
- Wait until the bread is dry before hanging it
2. Plant a Garden
We planted an indoor garden to get a head start on gardening this year. We used natural fiber pots, seed starting mix, and seeds. Once the weather warms up, we’ll transfer these plants outside. This activity is great for teaching them personal responsibility and the process of how plants grow.
3. Go on a Nature Walk
When the weather is nice, we love to go on walks around the neighborhood and parks. We also like to collect rocks, leaves, and other treasures we find while walking or riding bikes. To make the walk more exciting, create a list of nature items to find and turn it into a nature treasure hunt!
4. Make a Butterfly Craft
This butterfly craft is great for working on fine motor skills. To make it, have your child string beads onto 2 pipe cleaners. For the middle part, bend pipe cleaner in half and bend the ends to make antennas. Then attach the two beaded pipe cleaners and form them into the shape of wings.
5. Collect rocks and paint them to look like insects or animals. This simple, yet inexpensive craft would allow your preschooler to be creative and work on their artistic skills!
What do you like to do with your little ones during spring?