With springtime just around the corner, the days of warmer weather, sunshine and even maybe a little bit of rain are upon on us. Spring is one of the best times of year to get outside and enjoy some family bonding activities. After all, winter is over, the cold weather is on its way out and your family is most likely desperate to spend some time in the great outdoors.
No matter what time of year it is, it is important to deepen your bond with your family. However, the warmer weather and excitement of the upcoming summer makes spring a great time to enjoy some spring family bonding activities to strengthen your connection.
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6 Spring Bonding Activities for Families
1. Do Some Gardening
Spring is the perfect time to get outside and start a garden. Gardening as a family is a fantastic way to bond. Whether you are planting vegetables or flowers, involve the entire family in the planning process. This will make everyone feel as though they are involved in the outcome of the garden.
Let your children pick flowers or vegetables that they want to plant and then help them to plant them. Not only that but your kids will love getting dirty!
If your boys aren’t into picking out seeds for flowers, maybe they’d prefer to design and plot the garden location. Let them help to cultivate the soil, and prep the garden bed.
Everyone will love seeing their efforts pay off throughout the growing season.
2. Go on a Nature Walk
Going on a nature walk with your family can be a fantastic way to bond with your this spring. Take a stroll through your neighborhood or hit a local wooded area for a hike, this will give you and your family a chance to talk, and even learn a thing or two.
Point out bird’s nests, collect leaves for crafts or simply enjoy the fresh air. Let’s not forget, it’s great exercise, especially after such a cold, cooped up, kind of winter.
3. Have a Family Picnic
The springtime is the perfect time to enjoy a family picnic. Pack a basket full of all your families favorite snacks, grab a blanket and a soccer ball and head to your closest park to enjoy the weather together. Don’t forget the iced tea. And, since there may still be a chill in the air, pack some jackets and perhaps a blanket in the car in case anyone gets too cold.
4. Go Camping
Nothing brings a family together quite like a good old outdoor adventure. Gather your tent, all your camping supplies and some yummy camp food and head to a nearby campsite.
Camping provides the perfect opportunity to bond with your family this spring. With the beautiful scenery, the great outdoors provides a technology-free getaway where everyone can fully connect around the fire.
5. Learn Something New
It is a fantastic bonding experience when you try something new as a family. Whether you participate in a sports program, try an art class or attempt a cooking tutorial together, learning something new as a family is a great way to learn more about each other and have fun while doing it.
The best part? You walk away with a brand new skill set that you can bond over as a family.
6. Take the Family Out for a Ballgame
With the onset of spring comes everyone’s favorite past time. Baseball! Gather up the family and head out to the ball field to watch your favorite team. Root together, eat peanuts and cracker jacks, and watch for a pop fly to come your way.
If you don’t have a major league team near you, find a minor league or even a local farm team. Goodness, maybe it will be the local high school team. It doesn’t matter. The fun is watching the game together as a family.
The spring months offer up some amazing opportunities for family bonding activities. Whether you do some gardening, set off on a nature walk, have a beautiful picnic in the park or a myriad of other activities you are sure to solidify your bond as a family.
What springtime activities does your family enjoy?
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