It’s never too early to plan a springtime celebration! Temperatures begin to rise, flowers and trees start to bloom, and it’s time to get back outside and commemorate this joyous season. These are a few fun ways to celebrate the arrival of spring with your friends and family members.
Pick Wildflowers for a Craft
Grab the family, take a walk around the neighborhood or a nearby park, and pick a handful of wildflowers to press as a craft. Grab a wildflower field guide or find a well-rated app to learn about the different wildflowers you find along the journey. The kids will appreciate learning all about the various flowers you find.
After you’ve gathered your flowers, trim the flowers and grab two sheets of parchment or wax paper. Place the flowers between the two sheets and place a few heavy books on top. Let the flowers press and dry out for a few days. You can then turn the pressed flowers into bookmarks or framed artwork, for a couple of options.
Splash in a Puddle
Can you remember the last time you jumped in a puddle with your kids? With all the rain showers that bring May flowers, you’re bound to find plenty of chances to enjoy puddle-jumping. Have the rain boots and raincoats ready for everyone to go out and enjoy the puddles. Make sure to wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty with mud and puddle water. There’s nothing like freeing the spirit and enjoying some fun with the kids to make you feel like a kid again yourself.
Have a Spring Equinox Party
The spring equinox is when the sun crosses over the Earth’s equator. The day and night are equal in length on this date. Gather your friends and family members to toast the days becoming longer and the temperatures beginning to warm. Decorate with gorgeous spring flowers, and set up a station where guests can make flower crowns. Play music that celebrates the spring season. Then, as the sun sets, break out the bubbly and sparkling juice for the kids to celebrate the arrival of the spring season! Make sure you keep the champagne fresh for guests to enjoy as the party goes on.
Plan a Garden
Get a jump-start on your garden this year and start planning before you begin planting. Draw your garden on paper and map out where you’d like each fruit and vegetable to go. Order the seeds and have them ready to go when it’s finally time to plant. Get the kids involved with planting, too! Show them the proper way to plant a seed, and then let them water after all the plants are in the ground.
Enjoy these fun ways to celebrate the arrival of spring with friends or family members. The season of growth and renewal is worth celebrating.
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