Welcome spring with fun activities for the whole family.
If being cooped up inside all winter has left your family a little stir-crazy, we have four fun tips to help you cure your cabin fever and experience the beauty of spring.
1. Make a difference.
Volunteering is a great way to help the community while having fun as a family. Look for activities that will get everyone outside like a local charity walk or park beautification project. Visit volunteer.ca to search for ways to make a difference with almost 80,000 organizations across the country.
2. Plant a family garden.
Foster a love of gardening and help teach your kids responsibility by giving them each a small patch of land or container that they’re in charge of growing. Pick easy-to-grow flowers like marigolds or fast-growing veggies like carrots and radishes so they won’t get discouraged. Or, go for a sweet treat like strawberries or cherry tomatoes that they’ll love eating fresh from the garden all summer long.
3. Embrace nature.
To experience the beauty of spring in action, head to a local forest preserve and let the kids invite a pal along. Hike the trails, pick flowers, see who can spot the most animals and insects, or just have fun with a game of catch. And don’t forget to bring along some Ziploc® brand bags for collecting leaves, flowers, small rocks and any other treasures you might find.
4. Plan future fun.
If spring hasn’t sprung in your part of the country yet, cure your family’s cabin fever by coming up with fun activities to do when the weather improves. From cruising local bike trails to taking a day trip to a nearby town, let every family member take a role in planning, researching and dreaming up fun things to do.