When schools are closed for several weeks, your kids are at home like it’s summer break. On the one hand, it’s great to get to spend more time with them. On the other hand, you’re still trying to get your own work done as well. Here are some ideas for fun activities to help your kids celebrate the start of spring!
If space allows, set up an area in the back yard where your kids can play in the dirt. Section it off with landscape pavers and provide them with shovels, buckets, and a watering can so they can grow their own garden. Of course, they probably won’t grow much and will more likely spend their time getting covered in dirt, but their imaginations will help them explore something new!
Foam Window Mural
Let the kids cut out their own spring shapes from sheets of foam. Think of flowers, green grass, eggs, and bunnies. Then stick them to the sliding glass door for some homemade spring decor. Not only does this brighten up your home, but it also gives the kids a sense of accomplishment and pride to see their work displayed.
Decorate Flower Pots
Purchase some small clay flower pots and pull out the paints and brushes. Let the kids decorate their own flower pots. They can paint their names, the family pet, or even their best friends. Then, fill them with dirt and flowers and set them in the garden for a splash of color.
We know these are uncertain times but luckily, kids are resilient. They likely aren’t feeling the anxiety you are and are happy to be home spending more time with you. Remember to practice safe social distancing techniques by minimizing the amount of time you spend in public, and be sure to wash your hands as often as possible. We look forward to seeing you in our stores again soon!