7 Spring Bucket List Items for Your Family to Do This Spring!

Spend Time with Your Kids and Celebrate Spring!

By Helen Bryant, Publisher of Macaroni Kid Louisville Central & Louisville SW March 18, 2024

Spring is in full swing . . .  Don't let it pass you by! Take advantage of the warmer days and longer daylight hours with these seven fun ideas for a spring bucket list that you can complete with your family!

1. Plant a garden! ๐Ÿ’

Never planted a garden before? No need to dig up your yard! You can start small (and manageable!) with just a few pots placed in the sun. You and your kids will learn a lot together about gardening and will have a chance to enjoy the results of your hard work when it's time for harvest!

Here are some ideas to get your family started in the garden:

2. Spring cleaning ๐Ÿงน

Take the time with your kids to pull the clothes, toys, and books that they don't use anymore and box them up to sell or donate. You will end up with much less clutter, and your kids will earn some spending money! Make sure to donate what you don't sell so it doesn't end up back in your house!

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3. Start a family book club ๐Ÿ“š

Are your kids reading on their own? Create a family book club! You can either all read the same book, or each chooses a different one. When you're done, hold a backyard picnic where you can talk about your books and why you liked them.

4. Host a game night ๐ŸŽฒ

Whether you have time for a few quick hands of cards or a marathon Monopoly game, family game time is a fun way to interact and spend some tech-free time together. If the weather is warm enough, spread a blanket on the grass and play outside!

Need more ideas for family game night?

5. Play in the rain! โ˜‚๏ธ

As simple as this sounds, this is one of my best spring memories as a child. Splash in the puddles and let your kids get dirty!

6. Go fly a kite ๐Ÿช

Visit a favorite park on a breezy day and set your kite loose in the sky! Don't have a kite? National Kite Month (NKM) is the whole month of April and here's a fun tutorial on making your own! 

7. Get out a ball โšฝ

Host a family game of kickball, stickball, baseball, basketball, soccer . . . or whatever game you can make up! Not enough room in your yard? Gather up the kids and take them to a local park. 5 Fun Backyard Games to Play with Your Kids Anytime

Helen Bryant is the publisher of Macaroni Kid Louisville Central and Louisville SW.