Outdoor activities for kids: free printable spring bucket list

Do you need some inspiration on fun outdoor activities for kids this spring? This free printable spring bucket list for kids has 40 great ideas to keep them busy!

Spring outdoor activities for kids

Spring is such a great time of year to get outdoors with the kids and have some fun. The weather is (hopefully) warming up, the days are getting longer, and nature is coming to life. This all feels really exciting after the long months of winter. In addition, it takes much less time to actually get outside when you’re not bundling up in multiple layers.

outdoor activities for kids - garden relay race

The many benefits of outdoor play for kids

Spending time having fun outdoors has so many benefits.

Outdoor time helps to keep us fit, combats stress, lets us engage with nature, and stimulates creative play.  Plus, time spent outside is often listed as a key contributor to wellbeing in general.

Stepping away from the screens and getting outdoors can also have a positive impact on children’s mental health. As well as providing a useful sense of perspective, being outside and engaging with nature can have a powerful impact on the body’s production of feelgood chemicals.

Outdoor activities are a brilliant option when kids say they’re bored too!

outdoor activities for kids - woodland walk

Easy ways to do more fun family outdoor activities with kids

Increasing the amount of time you spend outdoors with the kids doesn’t have to be complicated. At its most basic level, don’t worry about planning activities, and just get everyone outside – whether that’s for a walk, a picnic, or a play in the park. Nature will inevitably provide you with entertainment along the way.

Another simple but effective way to increase family time outdoors is to create a ‘grab and go’ box. Put all the things you need for kids outdoor activities in it – think hats, gloves, wet wipes, tissues, snacks – and keep it somewhere easily accessible. If you don’t have to run around getting everything ready, then heading outdoors with the kids becomes much easier – and quicker.

Finally, download my kids bucket list ideas so you’ve got lots of inspiration for fun things to do with kids outside, all in one place.

outdoor activities for kids - spotting spring blossom

Spring outdoor fun for kids

There are so many ways to have fun outdoors in spring!

As well as simple walks and trips to the park or your local woodland, there are lots of garden activities for kids, outdoor crafts and nature investigations to have a go at. Spring really is a fantastic season to be outside.

spring flowers

Fun quotes and jokes about spring

To get the fun started, here are some lovely quotes and silly jokes about spring and nature.

“Spring unlocks the flowers to paint the laughing soil.” – Reginald Heber

“In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.” – Margaret Atwood

“Spring’s greatest joy beyond a doubt is when it brings the children out.” – Edgar Guest

“Blossom by blossom the spring begins.” – Algernon Charles Swinburne

“Spring adds new life and new beauty to all that is.” – Jessica Harrelson

“Spring is the time of plans and projects.” – Leo Tolstoy

“You can cut all the flowers, but you cannot keep spring from coming.” – Pablo Neruda

“Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s party!’” – Robin Williams

pink cherry blossom on a tree

Silly jokes about spring

Have a giggle with these family-friendly jokes about spring.

What did the tree say when spring arrived? What a re-leaf.

Does February like March? No, but April May.

What did the tree say to the flower in spring? You’re really growing, bud!

Which month can’t make up it’s mind? May-be.

What is spring’s favourite type of pickle? Daffo-dills.

What season is it best to play on a trampoline? Spring time!

outdoor activities for kids - closeup of free printable spring bucket list for kids

Free printable spring bucket list for kids

Ready to get out there and enjoy all that spring has to offer? If the answer’s yes, I’ve got just the thing for you.

I’ve created a handy spring bucket list of 40 fun outdoor activities for kids. And you can download it for free!

It’s packed with lots of fab ideas for fun activities for kids outdoors in spring. There are games, crafts, gardening and nature exploration, plus fun ways to let off steam.

Print off this colourful family bucket list, and stick it on your fridge or noticeboard. That way you can easily grab some inspiration whenever you want to get the kids outside. And remember to tick each activity off when you’ve done them – kids will love being responsible for this!

More outdoor kids activities

If you’d like even more outdoor activities for kids, here are some additional resources to inspire you.

I’ve got lots of posts on nature crafts and fun things for kids to do that are perfect for outdoor play.

You might also like to take a look at these Pinterest boards which focus on outdoor fun activities for children.

https://www.pinterest.co.uk/growingfamilyuk/gardening-with-children/

https://www.pinterest.co.uk/growingfamilyuk/nature-craft-play/

Great books on outdoor activities for kids

Books are another great source of inspiration when it comes to fun outdoor activities for children. Here are a few of my favourite titles to help you add to your outdoor activities list (disclaimer: affiliate links).

*101 Things for Kids to do Outside

*RHS Let’s Get Gardening

*The Stick Book

*RHS Get Growing

*The Wild Year Book

I hope I’ve given you lots of inspiration on fun outdoor activities for kids. Which idea will you be trying first this spring?

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Do you need some inspiration on fun outdoor activities for kids this spring? This free printable spring bucket list for kids has 40 great ideas to keep them busy!

Spring outdoor activities for kids

Spring is such a great time of year to get outdoors with the kids and have some fun. The weather is (hopefully) warming up, the days are getting longer, and nature is coming to life. This all feels really exciting after the long months of winter. In addition, it takes much less time to actually get outside when you’re not bundling up in multiple layers.

outdoor activities for kids - garden relay race

The many benefits of outdoor play for kids

Spending time having fun outdoors has so many benefits.

Outdoor time helps to keep us fit, combats stress, lets us engage with nature, and stimulates creative play.  Plus, time spent outside is often listed as a key contributor to wellbeing in general.

Stepping away from the screens and getting outdoors can also have a positive impact on children’s mental health. As well as providing a useful sense of perspective, being outside and engaging with nature can have a powerful impact on the body’s production of feelgood chemicals.

Outdoor activities are a brilliant option when kids say they’re bored too!

outdoor activities for kids - woodland walk

Easy ways to do more fun family outdoor activities with kids

Increasing the amount of time you spend outdoors with the kids doesn’t have to be complicated. At its most basic level, don’t worry about planning activities, and just get everyone outside – whether that’s for a walk, a picnic, or a play in the park. Nature will inevitably provide you with entertainment along the way.

Another simple but effective way to increase family time outdoors is to create a ‘grab and go’ box. Put all the things you need for kids outdoor activities in it – think hats, gloves, wet wipes, tissues, snacks – and keep it somewhere easily accessible. If you don’t have to run around getting everything ready, then heading outdoors with the kids becomes much easier – and quicker.

Finally, download my kids bucket list ideas so you’ve got lots of inspiration for fun things to do with kids outside, all in one place.

outdoor activities for kids - spotting spring blossom

Spring outdoor fun for kids

There are so many ways to have fun outdoors in spring!

As well as simple walks and trips to the park or your local woodland, there are lots of garden activities for kids, outdoor crafts and nature investigations to have a go at. Spring really is a fantastic season to be outside.

spring flowers

Fun quotes and jokes about spring

To get the fun started, here are some lovely quotes and silly jokes about spring and nature.

“Spring unlocks the flowers to paint the laughing soil.” – Reginald Heber

“In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.” – Margaret Atwood

“Spring’s greatest joy beyond a doubt is when it brings the children out.” – Edgar Guest

“Blossom by blossom the spring begins.” – Algernon Charles Swinburne

“Spring adds new life and new beauty to all that is.” – Jessica Harrelson

“Spring is the time of plans and projects.” – Leo Tolstoy

“You can cut all the flowers, but you cannot keep spring from coming.” – Pablo Neruda

“Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s party!’” – Robin Williams

pink cherry blossom on a tree

Silly jokes about spring

Have a giggle with these family-friendly jokes about spring.

What did the tree say when spring arrived? What a re-leaf.

Does February like March? No, but April May.

What did the tree say to the flower in spring? You’re really growing, bud!

Which month can’t make up it’s mind? May-be.

What is spring’s favourite type of pickle? Daffo-dills.

What season is it best to play on a trampoline? Spring time!

outdoor activities for kids - closeup of free printable spring bucket list for kids

Free printable spring bucket list for kids

Ready to get out there and enjoy all that spring has to offer? If the answer’s yes, I’ve got just the thing for you.

I’ve created a handy spring bucket list of 40 fun outdoor activities for kids. And you can download it for free!

It’s packed with lots of fab ideas for fun activities for kids outdoors in spring. There are games, crafts, gardening and nature exploration, plus fun ways to let off steam.

Print off this colourful family bucket list, and stick it on your fridge or noticeboard. That way you can easily grab some inspiration whenever you want to get the kids outside. And remember to tick each activity off when you’ve done them – kids will love being responsible for this!

Click here to download your FREE printable spring bucket list

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