Spring Has Sprung
Last updated: February 22, 2023, at 7:41 a.m. PT
Originally published: February 15, 2023, at 2:33 p.m. PT
As the days get longer and the first signs of budding flowers appear, we’re excited to celebrate all things spring. Extend the seasonal fun at home with some of these exciting activities and family adventures.
1. Plant Seeds
Spring is the time to get your gardens ready to flourish. If you’re new to gardening, start simple by trying these easy gardening projects for kids.
Want to get more scientific? Try germinating seeds in a bag and monitor how seeds grow. Ready to get a little more advanced? Work together as a family to plan and map out a garden and let the fun begin.
2. Read Spring-Themed Books as a Family
Here’s a list of some of our favorite spring-themed books the whole family will enjoy:
- Abracadabra, It’s Spring!
- And Then It’s Spring
- Busy Spring: Nature Wakes Up
- Explore Spring: 25 Great Ways to Learn About Spring
- Goodbye Winter, Hello Spring
- Planting a Rainbow
- Robins! How They Grow Up
- Singing in the Rain
- Spectacular Spring: All Kinds of Spring Facts and Fun
- Spring Stinks: A Little Bruce Book
- The Spring Book
- What Will Hatch?
- When Spring Comes
3. Opt Outdoors
Rain or shine, there are some great options for some spring walks and hikes in the Pacific Northwest. Get your galoshes and ponchos ready and check out some of these beautiful local parks and trails:
- Discovery Park, Seattle
- Mercer Slough Nature Park, Bellevue
- St. Edwards State Park, Kenmore
- Cedar River Watershed, North Bend
- Brightwater Center, Woodinville
- Washington Park Arboretum, Seattle
4. Get Crafty
With the holiday season packed up and behind us, it’s time to get creative with some fun spring crafts at home. Make some cute tissue paper flowers, a sunshine and raincloud craft, or try out some fun woven yarn butterflies). Find more fun ideas here.