Looking for things to do this Spring? Use these fun family-friendly activity ideas to make your own Spring Bucket List! And grab the free printable bucket list to get started!
Spring is finally here! The weather is starting to warm up, and we’re starting to slowly venture out of the house and enjoy the sunshine.
And after being cooped up inside all winter, you may be ready to do some fun Spring activities with your family too! If so, why not make a bucket list?!
Here are some great spring bucket list ideas to inspire you and to encourage you to spend some quality time with your family:
Why You Should Make a Spring Bucket List
To make your kids feel loved
Life can get busy… I get it… I’m a working Mom, and I work from home, so it feels like I am ALWAYS working! But making a bucket list full of fun family activities is a great way to show your family that you want to spend time with them and that they are what’s most important.
Plus, you can involve your kids in the planning of the bucket list to make them feel special. Maybe let each child put down 2-3 ideas of spring activities for your family to do.
To save money
Keeping your kids entertained can be expensive… but you don’t have to go on a Target toy run to keep them busy.
Most of the ideas on my Spring Bucket List are completely FREE or use items that you already have at home, so instead of spending money on family entertainment, you can enjoy some of these frugal spring activities.
To remember all of the fun activities you want to do
The great thing about spring time is that there are SO many fun options for things to do… but it’s also hard to keep track of everything! Having a bucket list will help you remember all of the fun activities that you want to do with your family and prioritize your time.
You won’t be able to accomplish everything on this list, but if each family member picks out a few of their favorite ideas, you can add them to your list so that everybody gets to do what they want to do.
50+ Spring Bucket List Ideas
Fun Outdoor Spring Activities
- Plant a garden. If space is limited, try a simple herb garden that you keep in your kitchen.
- Go berry picking. Just Google “berry picking farms” in your city, and find a nearby berry farm for a fun family afternoon.
- Visit a farmer’s market. I LOVE the Spring time because it means the return of the farmer’s markets where we live… though I secretly really love to go for the yummy baked goods and not the vegetables.
- Take a picnic to the park.
- Look for outdoor festivals in your city. Just Google “events in your city” for fun outdoor festivals near you.
- Catch lightning bugs.
- Plant a tree for Earth Day.
- Play mini golf.
- Go on a neighborhood scavenger hunt. You can grab my free printable scavenger hunt lists HERE! There’s even a teen version that uses a camera phone!
- Go fishing. Every year, most states have a free fishing day, so you can take your kids to enjoy this activity without spending money on a license!
- Visit a state park.
- Go on a short road trip for the day.
- Make homemade lemonade and set up a lemonade stand.
- Go to the zoo.
- Play in the sprinkler.
- Go for a family bike ride.
- Do a nature photo competition. Take a walk around the park or your neighborhood as a family, and have everyone take some artistic photos of nature elements. Vote on the best picture.
- Find a local splash pad.
- Go on a rainbow hunt. Pile in the car after it has rained and drive around looking for rainbows. Let your kids use your smartphone to snap some pictures, and maybe even stop and get doughnut refreshments!
- Fly a kite.
- Visit the flea market.
- Read a book on a blanket in your yard.
- Do a sidewalk chalk art competition. You could even get a few of the neighborhood kids together and do a mini “chalk walk” show with a bunch of chalk art!
- Plant some flowers.
- Go to a baseball game.
- Get new family pictures. The spring time is perfect for scheduling an outdoor family photo shoot!
- Have a family car wash day. Everyone puts on their bathing suits and helps to wash the cars… you can even wash your little cozy coupe kids’ cars.
- “Egg” your neighbors house... with Easter treats not real eggs!
- Go geocaching. You can Google “geocaching” to learn more, but it’s basically a world-wide outdoor treasure hunt that uses an app on your phone… There’s probably at least a handful of “geocaches” in your town!
- Have a water balloon fight.
Spring Crafts to Try
- Try a fun new Easter egg dying method, like this DIY Easter egg dye with markers and coffee filters!
- Make a simple bird feeder. Spread peanut butter on a pinecone, roll it in birdseed, and hang it on a tree.
- Make a paper plate Easter bunny craft. Go here for the free printable template to make this cute paper plate bunny!
- Make a birdhouse. You can find super cute wooden birdhouses at most craft stores, and paint them with acrylic paints.
- Make DIY twine Easter eggs. This super cute spring home decor project is great for teens!
- Make flower and leaf imprints. Sandwich various nature items between two white pieces of paper, and use the side of a crayon to color over the top piece of paper. You’re left with a cool outline of your items!
- Make “Happy Easter” cards to take to residents of a local nursing home.
- Make a cute felt rainbow craft , like the one below:
Spring Bucket List Ideas for Rainy Days
- Make some cute bunny Rice Krispies Treats (even if you don’t have a bunny cookie cutter!).
- Have a family game night.
- Have a family camp out in the middle of the living room.
- “Grow” real butterflies! You can buy a “caterpillar kit” with real caterpillars, caterpillar food, and a netted enclosure from companies like Insect Lore, and set it up inside. So cool for younger kids!
- Make edible finger paint! Go here for the easy 2 ingredient edible finger paint recipe that my 7 year old daughter dreamed up!
- Make microwave s’mores.
- Do a picture book scavenger hunt. Print off my free printable book scavenger hunt list here, grab a stack of picture books, and let your kids look through them to find the items on the list!
- Try a simple fruit juice granita.
- Draw pictures. Here are 90+ awesome drawing prompts for kids who are always asking you, “Mom what should I draw?”.
- Build a blanket fort.
- Play in the rain.
- Do a reading challenge. Go here for how to do fun reading challenges to encourage your kids to read.
- Make an “I’m Bored” Jar with this printable list of bored jar ideas! Just print the ideas, cut into strips, and put them in a jar!
Spring Cleaning Ideas for Your Bucket List
Let’s face it… besides the fun activities like drawing with sidewalk chalk and planting flowers, Spring is known for one big thing…
Here are some spring cleaning ideas to add to your bucket list:
- Sort through old kids’ clothes and make piles to donate or hand down to younger siblings. You can also visit this post for how to sell, repurpose, or donate kids’ clothes!
- Declutter! I’ve got a TON of free printable guides and checklists to help you declutter your home including this 30 bags in 30 days list and this 30 day decluttering calendar!
- Deep clean one room in the house each week. Use my cute printable bedroom cleaning checklists and kitchen cleaning checklists to get started!
- Organize your junk drawer.
- Organize and declutter your medicine cabinet.
- Organize your computer desktop files. You can visit this post to see how to do it and grab a free desktop wallpaper organizer for your computer!
Free Printable Spring Bucket List
I’ve got a cute, detailed pre-filled list and a blank bucket list template for you, so you can easily make your own list of fun Spring activities. Just download, print, and hang on your fridge for those weekends that you’re wondering what to do.
What about you? What kind of fun activities are on your Spring Bucket List? Is there anything that you look forward to doing with your family once the warmer weather arrives? Leave me a comment down below!