15 Frugal Spring Family Activities + {a Free Printable}

15 Frugal Spring Family Activities

Without a doubt, Spring is my favorite time of year.  After a long, dreary winter, everything starts to feel fresh and hopeful again as I soak in the beauty of budding trees, the brown grass turning green, flowers popping up through the ground and the warmer air on my face.  Every year, something about it simply invigorates me!

I enjoy finding ways for our family to celebrate and make the most of each season.  And part of the fun is looking for things to do that are simple and frugal, because to be honest, we’re like most other young families- we don’t have a lot of extra money and if it’s not simple, it’s probably not going to happen!  Besides, often the best memories are the ones made doing simple things together, right?

So, here’s what I came up with for Spring.  I hope that it will inspire you to seize a few moments and celebrate the simple pleasures of Spring with the ones you love the most!

15 Frugal Spring Family Activities

1.  Have story time outside
Take it a step further and get some of these book about Spring from your local library!

2.  Blow bubbles
You can even make a game of it and have one person blow the bubbles while the rest of you try to see if you can pop them before they hit the ground.  Oh, and I’m convinced that this is one of the best inventions ever when it comes to bubbles!

3.  Take a walk in the rain (with umbrellas of course!)
What kid doesn’t like to walk in the rain?  And aren’t these umbrellas just so fun?

4.  Play a game outside
Need some ideas?  Try Frisbee, Tag, Hide and Seek, Mother May I or just take a board game outside and play that.

5.  Make something with strawberries
The possibilities are endless here.  Strawberry pie (we love this easy homemade pie crust!), strawberry shortcake, chocolate covered strawberries, strawberry jam.

6.  Plant something
Plant some seeds and watch them grow or simply visit a greenhouse, choose something to plant and then plant it together.  If you don’t have much garden space, just use a small pot instead.

7.  Fly a kite 

8.  Go camping indoors…or outdoors if it’s warm enough!

9.  Go on a hike
For added fun, try to see how many different kinds of a certain object you can spot (think birds, flowers, animals etc.)

10.  Visit a new park

11.  Lie on your back and watch the clouds
Make it even more fun by seeing what “pictures” you can see in them.

12.  Make smoothies
If you need a recipe, this Easy Fruit Smoothie is our favorite!

13.  Eat outside….even if it’s just a snack

14.  Make something and share it with a neighbor or friend
These Chocolate Chip Blonde Brownies are super easy to make and people always love them!

15.  Get FREE Rita’s Ice on the first day of Spring
If you have a Rita’s nearby, every year they offer a free small Italian ice to every customer on the first day of spring- no strings attached!  Be prepared for long lines though, because you likely will have them.

Love these ideas?  Get a free printable! 

Just for fun, I’m offering everyone a free printable checklist for these frugal spring family activities!  No need to subscribe via email or follow me on Facebook (although you are more than welcome to do either).  Simply get your free printable here, no strings attached, and then enjoy celebrating spring with your lovely family!

Happy Spring, everyone!

Spring Family Fun Checklist

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  1. says

    What a fun list! I forgot all about the Rita’s deal. So far all I’ve managed to do is half-convincingly get someone to help me pick up sticks in the driveway and walk to the mail box to mail the seed order. Oh well, the season is young. :)

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