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Sunday, April 7, 2019

A Spring Bucket List for Families

Springtime...what a beautiful time of year! It can, also, get pretty pricey.

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What do I mean? Well, Easter goodies, Spring wardrobe, yearbooks, Spring pictures, Prom, Spring Break, and don't get me started on Graduation costs!

If you have kids, you know how those expenses can add up quick!

I'm always on the lookout for free or cheap activities that we can enjoy as a family. And I adore sharing them with you!

Here are just a few of my favorite ways to get my family outside when Spring rolls around!

Take a walk

Go on a nature hike

Splash in water puddles

Play in the rain

Go on a picture scavenger hunt

Plant a tree

Spend the afternoon in the library

Have a picnic in the park

Go to the zoo

Climb a tree

Chase butterflies

Go wading in a creek

Camp out in the backyard

Stay up late and count stars

Create a garden

Build a firepit in the backyard

Roast marshmallows under the stars

Make a fort outside

Have lunch in your fort

Visit the local greenhouse and get some flowers to plant

Build a birdhouse

Make a birdfeeder

Paint rocks with fun or inspiring sayings

Walk around town and leave them for someone to find them

Make ice cream sundaes 

Bake some cookies

Visit the local farmers market

Take a nap in a hammock

Make a sun catcher

Go fishing

Go to a lake and feed the ducks

As you can see, it doesn't have to blow your budget to have Spring family fun!

Just get outside, make memories, and enjoy your family time!

What would you add to your Spring Bucket List? Do you have a favorite?

Let me know in the comments! And as always, feel free to share!

Want more budget friendly family fun?!
Be sure to check out my Holidays and Parties
page for more fun creative ideas!


  1. We live on a farm so we love to hatch chicks, visit the animals, collect eggs and wait for calves to be born! Planting seeds to grow in the house while waiting for the last frost to pass has been fun! Great ideas! I’ve found the smallest thing can bring my toddler great joy, like picking flowers to smell!

    1. I really is the small things, isn't it! Your place sounds wonderful, thanks for stopping in and sharing it with me!

  2. Love these ideas! Especially bc they're great for little ones, big kids, AND adults, too!

    1. I'm so glad you enjoyed them, Amanda! My 2 are older but the oldest has some developmental issues and enjoys things geared towards a younger mindset. My baby is 15 and she loves this list, too!

  3. Painting rocks to hide on hikes and feeding the ducks at the local park are also on my family’s bucket list this spring. Great list!

  4. What a fun list! Great activities to do with your family!

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