With winter slowly moving behind us, we’re welcoming lighter evenings, blossoming leaves on the trees and warmer days. Spring represents new life. Everything around us is beginning to turn green, the trees, plants, fields are starting to bloom; life emerges from the ground during, and it’s a wonderful time.
As the sun starts to peak its head out, springtime is a season loved by many. There are loads to do at this time of year, and we’ve compiled some of the best activities for all the family. There’s something for everyone regardless of what the weather decides to do.
We’re Going on a Daffodil Hunt
You and your family can take advantage of the lighter evenings by taking your little ones on a daffodil hunt in a nearby park or your very own garden (if you’re lucky enough to grow them!). You can either print or draw a map of your local area and ask everyone involved to mark on the map where clumps of daffodils are growing. Keeping a record of whether they are blooming or not and checking them out again a week or two later can be a great way to watch their progress. This is also a great learning opportunity for young ones to learn about plants and flowers.
If you don’t live in an area where there are flourishing spots of daffodils, you can make your own instead with paper. Origami daffodils can be a really fun and creative way to get all the family involved in arts and crafts. Paper quilling is usually the best and easiest way to achieve a paper daffodil. This involves rolling up thin strips of paper for a detailed flower look. If you’re looking for the full 3D effect, you can go for a proper origami style. If your timing is right, you could even use origami flowers to decorate a Mother’s Day card for a gift she’ll love.
Make Creme Egg Treats
Cadbury Creme Eggs create a huge frenzy every single year and they are amazing! They are already back in the shops and there’s even a white limited-edition version available if you’re lucky enough to get your hands on it! You can celebrate (and enjoy) the deliciousness of a creme egg by baking them into a simple brownie mixture to create some gooey and yummy creme egg brownies that the entire family will love.
Here’s an eggcellent tip for you - make sure you bake the brownies for about 20 minutes before adding the creme eggs, otherwise, they’ll completely melt, and you’ll lose the effectiveness of the eggs altogether.
It’s Spring Clean Time
Spring is the epitome of cleaning season – after all, they don’t call it spring clean for nothing! This is the time of year to conduct a clear out and huge dust down. You can donate unwanted items to charity, sell them online or give them to friends or family.
Once you’ve got rid of all the things you no longer need or use, you should thoroughly clean your living space. A clean home is a clean mind and allows you to focus on the day-to-day on goings of your life.
Have an Easter Egg Hunt
For more family fun, you can organise an Easter egg hunt. A great way to do this is to hide different coloured eggs wherever you choose to hold the hunt and send everyone out to find all the eggs. To help guide those involved, you could create a treasure map that gives hints and tips as to where the eggs are hidden.
You can play in your home, the garden or even a local park. The first team to find all their eggs are the winners. A fun way to put a twist on this traditional idea of Easter egg hunt ideas is to play it in the dark with torches to make it more of a challenge.
Use Spring to Rejuvenate Your Mind and Body
Eating healthy is very important, especially at this time of year as this huge seasonal change can have a massive impact on the body. If you choose whole foods versus processed and refined foods, you can step into spring feeling healthy and rejuvenated. Keep your diet simple - don’t go overboard on sauces, oils, and butter. Instead, let natural flavours and nutrients of good food take centre stage this springtime to feel a healthier version of yourself.
No matter what season it is, eating healthy seasonal food is always better for your well-being. During spring, food is fresher and at the peak of their ripeness when it comes to flavour and intensity. Local farmers’ market and greengrocers are usually better when looking for local, seasonal fruit and veg. Pack your body full of nutrients and eat fresh.
Thank you for reading, let us know in the comments down below what your favourite season is & what you're looking forward to in Spring...