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Spring is starting to tease us here in California and it’s a great reminder to take full advantage of the longer, warmer days to come. Our town is saturated with the sweet smell of almond blossoms, while the bees are buzzing and the birds are chirping. Spring always feels like a new beginning, in a sense, around here – mostly because we’ve all been pent up from the winter weather. But also because with those blooms come beautiful green trees and bright flowers. My girls are taking full advantage of this delightful weather and are spending as much time outside as possible right now.
If Spring is starting to show its refreshing face wherever you are in the world, I’ve got some great activity ideas, thanks to the help of Babbleboxx, to share with you to get moving and outside with your kids.
Get Active and Establish Healthy Habits at Home this Spring
Action for Healthy Kids (AFHK), a nonprofit designed to support the physical and emotional health of children, believes that healthy habits start at home. As do I. And it all begins with us setting a great example.
With “Every Kid Healthy Week” coming up April 26-30, 2021, AFHK has offered some fun options for getting healthy, active, and involved with your family:
- Mindful Monday: Exploring Play-Based Yoga
- Tasty Tuesday: Host a Family Taste Test
- Wellness Wednesday: Create a Family Self-Care Plan
- Thoughtful Thursday: Feeling Through Colors
- Fitness Friday: Fun and Games with Household Items
Register with AFHK to get even more fun healthy habit ideas at www.everykidhealthyweek.org or visit them on social media @act4healthykids.
Have Fun with Outdoor Toys
Outdoors toys and games don’t have to be expensive and time consuming. Just being outdoors with the kiddos enjoying each other’s company is enough. But if you would like some activity ideas, I’ve listed out some simple ones below:
Fun with Glove-A-Bubbles from ZURU
Bubbles are such an inexpensive and easy activity that brings so much joy to my kids. In fact, even my dog loves popping bubbles.
Glove-A-Bubbles by ZURU came up with a brilliant, 100% recyclable way for kids of all ages to have fun with bubbles. Their “bubble glove” comes with a secret bubble solution and helps kids create tons of bubbles by simply waving their hand in the air. It’s as simple as dip, wave, and play.
If you’re looking for a great Easter basket add-in, Glove-A-Bubbles would be PERFECT!
One activity that our family grew to love over the last year is chalk art on the sidewalk. Kids’ chalk art seems to bring so much joy to passersby, and the kids have a great time creating it. My girls even went as far as creating an “obstacle’ course along the sidewalk that trails all the way from our house to the mailbox. The obstacle course included hopscotch, avoiding certain chalk drawing while walking, and more.
Indoor Toys for Spring
According to my girls, one of the hottest toys right now is the ZURU Rainbocorns Sparkle Heart Surprise eggs. We’ve purchased many for recent birthday gifts for other kids, so I had to see what the hype was with my girls.
Each Rainbocorns Sparkle Heart Surprise egg is just under $10 and comes with quite a few collectible surprises to unbox including an adorable plush character. This is also a great Easter basket add-in that is non-candy and full of fun.
Story Time to Learn About the Environment
Story time is a great way to introduce children to facts about the environment. Cozy up in your favorite pajamas, socks, and blankets, grab an easy meal, and learn about the environment together.
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Pajamas Recommendation: Finn & Emma Organic Cotton Pajamas
Grab-and-Go Meal Recommendation: Heat & Eat Meals easy meals from Freeli Foods offer wholesome, real, nutritious meals in the convenience of a squeeze pouch that are ready to eat after just 45-60 seconds in the microwave. These refrigerator meals are perfect for when you’re in a pinch, on-the-go, or just want an easy meal option.
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There’s a great book called A Child’s Introduction to the Environment from Black Dog & Leventhal that is perfect for curious kids who love the planet.
The book offers valuable tips that kids can implement to help protect the planet. This book is up to date and includes the latest climate change stats, and has a fun removable 10″ x 20″ poster that goes into detail on ways to conserve energy.
I hope some of these ideas inspire you to get more involved with your kiddos this Spring. Get outside and enjoy the nicer weather, and if the weather isn’t so great where you live, enjoy some of the indoor activities and toys I recommended.