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Spring Bucket List for Kids – Free Family Fun Printable

Spring bucket list - Over 100 ideas for kids, teens, families, and adults! Includes crafts, recipes, and lots of fun activities indoors and outdoors. Free printable.

Many years ago, I made a summer bucket list for like five years in a row, except I never ever called it a bucket list. But it was the same thing.

I decided to make a bucket list for each season starting with winter in 2017. You can download my winter bucket list for kids and families here. Now that spring is right around the corner, I am posting my spring bucket list.

As a full-time working mom and a mom blogger, I have to be really intentional about spending time with my kids. If I'm not intentional, our days and weeks would slip by, and I wouldn't have spent any real time with them.

I mean, we're in the same house, maybe even in the same room, but I'm writing on my blog or talking to their dad or working at my job, and they're watching tv or playing Legos or Barbies or something else. On their own.

If I'm not careful, my kids and I can lead these parallel lives, and I don't take the opportunity to pour into them at all. Like I said, I have to be intentional about it.

Hence the need for a bucket list for every season of the year. We can choose from the items on the list when we have little pockets of time or as opportunities come up. It will give us a base, a starting point from which to make our time together fun and rewarding.

As an aside, I am super intentional about scheduling fun. I make sure we do something fun together, all four of us, every single week, no matter what. (Well, unless they go on a weekend trip. Then I plan something fun for just me and Joe.) I have it written into my planner, I save money for it out of every paycheck, and I almost always make it happen.

I have read studies that say children make incredible memories on vacation. We do take vacations, usually one big one per year with a couple of weekends away.

But what if we can build those incredible memories in little bites sprinkled all throughout the year? Would that not add up in their little memory banks to a childhood well spent? I sure hope so.

This year, I made a Spring Bucket List for the four of us. Here's what's on it:

Time bound items:

  1. Start a new St. Patrick's Day tradition.
  2. Play Minute to Win It for St. Patrick's Day.
  3. Read a St. Patrick's Day book.
  4. Have a rainbow scavenger hunt.
  5. Make a rainbow craft.
  6. Make a mosaic rainbow.
  7. Grow a good luck plant.
  8. Observe Lent.
  9. Go to an Easter Egg Hunt.
  10. Celebrate Passover with a special seder.
  11. Color Easter eggs
  12. Make an Easter Egg craft with buttons.
  13. Start a new Easter tradition.
  14. Make the kids hunt for their Easter baskets.
  15. Bring the Easter story to life.
  16. Hide plastic Easter eggs in the backyard.
  17. Make egg geodes.
  18. Make a Mothers' Day present
  19. Look for baby birds

All spring items:

  1. Plant a vegetable garden (raised bed tutorial here)
  2. Plant flowers
  3. Smell flowers
  4. Pick a bouquet 
  5. Press flowers
  6. Start a new habit
  7. Go for a bike ride
  8. Play at a park
  9. Go to a festival
  10. Start a compost pile
  11. Shop at a farmer's market
  12. Visit a petting zoo
  13. Fly a kite
  14. Go on a picnic
  15. Sign up for a CSA
  16. Read a picture book together in the hammock
  17. Start a chapter book read aloud
  18. Have a living room dance party
  19. Have a campfire in the backyard
  20. Host a cook out
  21. Make dirt pudding
  22. Bird watch
  23. Wash the car
  24. Have a no screens day
  25. Bake cookies
  26. Volunteer together
  27. Visit a museum
  28. Visit a farm
  29. Try a new restaurant
  30. Jump in puddles
  31. Pop some popcorn and have a movie night
  32. Get up early and go to breakfast (hopefully with Pappy like I used to do years ago)
  33. Learn archery
  34. Make a fairy garden
  35. Raise and release butterflies

  36. Raise and release ladybugs
  37. Take a walk around the lake
  38. Send a postcard
  39. Plan a weekend getaway
  40. Teach the kids badminton
  41. Have a family game night
  42. Write a handwritten note to a friend
  43. Look at old photos
  44. Make a blanket fort
  45. Do a random act of kindness
  46. Make a big pot of cheeseburger soup on a chilly day
  47. Feed the birds
  48. Train for a 5K
  49. Find some chicks and pet them
  50. Catch tadpoles
  51. Have a poetry tea party
  52. Go to a paint your own pottery studio
  53. Rent a canoe or rowboat
  54. Go bowling
  55. Spend a day at the zoo
  56. Dig for worms and…
  57. Go fishing
  58. Play frisbee
  59. Shop at a flea market
  60. Plan a camping trip for summer
  61. Watch the sunrise
  62. Watch the sunset
  63. Play outside
  64. Draw on the driveway with sidewalk chalk
  65. Learn to skip rocks
  66. Draw in a nature journal
  67. Play in the rain
  68. Pick strawberries
  69. Eat strawberry shortcake
  70. Go out for ice cream
  71. Paint kindness rocks and leave them somewhere
  72. Blow bubbles
  73. Make homemade lemonade
  74. Make homemade limeade
  75. Visit a butterfly house
  76. Climb a tree
  77. Fly paper airplanes
  78. Make mud pies 
  79. Make a flower garland
  80. Visit a professional garden
  81. Write a letter and send it through the mail
  82. Eat al fresco
  83. Visit the grandparents
  84. Make gratitude journals
  85. Pick dandelions
  86. Try a new recipe
  87. Make a new craft from my Crafts to Make board on Pinterest
  88. Play hide-n-seek
  89. Go to a garage sale
  90. Make Jello jigglers
  91. Have a nature scavenger hunt
  92. Bake & decorate a cake
  93. Make dream catchers

Download the free Spring Bucket List for Kids printable below.


Spring bucket list - Over 100 ideas for kids, teens, families, and adults! Includes crafts, recipes, and lots of fun activities indoors and outdoors. Free printable.


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