70+ Fun Things to Do This Spring

Which of these spring-inspired activities will you try this year?

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Spring is a time to reawaken our love of nature and adventure. As such, we have listed several things to do this spring that might seem like they are for kids only. But we encourage even childless adults or adults with grown children to try them out too (you'll thank us later). See how many spring activities you can cross off of your to-do list this season—whether you decide to take on the traditional rites of spring, ease into some spring mindfulness, or simply savor a seasonal menu.

Cherry Blossoms in Spring

While some spring activities are only for later in the season, when the days are longer and warmer—and strawberries are in season, others are perfect for enjoying the very first day of spring. (And while spring is synonymous with cleaning, everything here is fun—no spring cleaning allowed!)

Outdoor Activity Ideas

  • Plant a spring garden (or even just a plant or two).
  • See the cherry blossoms.
  • Have a picnic at the park.
  • Seek out the first crocuses, snowdrops, and other spring flowers.
  • Go for a run.
  • Take a hike.
  • Start some seeds.
  • Play softball.
  • Ride a bike.
  • Enjoy the spring weather at an outdoor café.
  • Visit a farm to see the baby animals.
  • Walk on an empty beach.
  • Play a round of golf (or mini golf!).
  • Go horseback riding.
  • Hit the pickleball court.
  • Go on a nature scavenger hunt.

Spring Activities for Kids (and Kids at Heart)

  • Fly a kite.
  • Look for four-leaf clovers.
  • Jump in puddles.
  • Get dirt under your fingernails.
  • Blow bubbles.
  • Climb a tree.
  • Find a playground and swing on the swings.
  • Feed the ducks at a pond.
  • Wade in a creek.
  • Draw pictures on the sidewalk with chalk.
  • Skip stones across a pond.
  • Plan a kid-friendly spring break vacation.
  • Play catch.
  • Pick dandelions.
  • Play frisbee.
  • Craft a fairy garden.
  • Host an Easter egg hunt.

What to Eat and Drink

  • Eat some roasted asparagus.
  • Steam whole artichokes and eat them leaf by leaf.
  • Bake festive spring cupcakes with pink (or lavender or yellow or baby blue) frosting.
  • Eat a ripe apricot.
  • Enjoy new potatoes.
  • Visit the farmers market to buy spinach and sugar snap peas.
  • Pick strawberries at a farm (just don't forget to wash them).
  • Make a strawberry shortcake.
  • Eat jellybeans.
  • Buy a package of Peeps.
  • Mix up a pitcher of margaritas.
  • Savor soft-shell crabs.
  • Make deviled eggs.
  • Enjoy something with rhubarb.
  • Whip up a carrot cake.

Spring Mindfulness Activities

  • Listen to the rain.
  • Watch bumblebees at work in a garden.
  • Notice the trees budding.
  • Seek out a rainbow.
  • Listen to the birds singing.
  • Go bare-legged.
  • Feel the sun on your face.
  • Leave your windows open to catch a spring breeze.
  • Pet a bunny.
  • See all the Oscar-winning movies.
  • Send someone other than your mom a Mother's Day card.
  • Wear comfortable open-toed shoes.
  • Buy a colorful umbrella.
  • Visit the zoo.
  • Decorate your home with fresh tulips and daffodils.
  • Get caught in a spring shower.
  • Paint your nails a pretty spring pastel.
  • Watch for birds on a walk.
  • Enjoy a candle or soap scented like spring (think fresh grass or lilacs).
  • Lie down in a hammock and watch the clouds go by.
  • Go star gazing.
  • Read an easy, breezy book outdoors.
  • Create a centerpiece with flowering branches or pussy willows.
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