The snow's melting, the temperature's rising, and your kids are anxious to get outside. After being cooped up all Winter, everyone's ready for some fresh Spring air. Step into the warm weather with our checklist of fun activities for the entire family.
Grow a Garden
Let your little one flex their green thumb! Not sure where to begin? Invest in an easy-to-use gardening kit .
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Get in the Game
Now that the weather is nice, your kids have no excuse to stay inside. To help get them off the couch, try introducing them to a new sport.
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Build a Birdhouse
Now that birds are returning north, they need a place to live. Help your little ones build a special house  for these beautiful creatures.
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Check Out the Clouds
Sprawl onto the grass with your little one, and see what shapes and objects you can find in the sky.
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Soar to New Heights
Take advantage of the pleasant breeze, and host a paper plane flying contest. Award prizes for longest distance, fanciest flight, most original plane, and more!
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Host a Sidewalk Art Show
Creative kids will love showing off their skills in a chalk-drawn art show. Take photos of the masterpieces, and hang them in your child's room.
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Visit the Farm
Take your tots on a trip to meet some adorable animals.
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Make It Rain
Spring is known for its April showers, but do your kids know why? Give them a lesson on the weather with this cool science experiment .
Source: Learn Play Imagine 
Bake a Mud Pie
Your tot may be too young to use the oven, but that doesn't mean they can't whip up a mean mud pie. Just make sure they don't try to eat it!
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Have a Playful Day
Spend your day swinging, sliding, and running around at the local playground. Pack a blanket or two so kids can nap in the sun.
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Pick Some Strawberries
Strawberries start to bloom during Spring. Head over to a nearby farm to pick some fresh fruit, then turn them into a tasty treat  when you get home.
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Put On a Parade
Get the neighborhood kids to show off their creative sides. Ask them to decorate their bikes, scooters, and strollers, then have them ride around the block to show off their fancy floats.
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Blow Some Bubbles
For a cheaper bubble mix, simply combine 1/2 cup dishwashing liquid, 2 cups water, and 2 teaspoons sugar in a bucket. Have the kids use objects around the house to see what sort of shapes they can create.
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Host a Car Wash
Is your child trying to earn some cash? Set up a neighborhood car wash — after they clean yours for free, of course!
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Feel the Rainbow
Spotting a rainbow is rare, but kids can easily make their own  thanks to Fun at Home With Kids.
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Snap Some Pics
Why waste money on a professional photographer when you can have your own outdoor photo shoot ?
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The Color Run has become increasingly popular over the past year — especially with families. Check for a nearby race , and gather your gang to jog or walk through the colorful course.
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Sing in the Rain
While it's normal to keep kids inside during a storm, a little water won't hurt them. Dress them up in raincoats and boots for a fun and wet afternoon.
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Clean Up Your Town
Whether it's picking up trash on the beach or sprucing up a nearby park, get your little one involved in beautifying their community.
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If you live in a landlocked town, build your own lake using an inflatable pool and some magnetic fish .
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Fly a Kite
You could head to the toy store and buy a kite, or get creative and make your own !
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Go For a Nature Walk
Take a walk through the wild and see what creatures come out to play in the Spring. To keep the journey educational, pack an animal identification book.
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Grow Your Own Celery
Don't toss out that celery root just yet! Instead, use it to grow some more food .
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Since the sun is out during dinner, why not eat your meal beneath it? Just lay out a blanket in the backyard, or take a trip to the local park.
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Go Mud Sliding
What little kid doesn't want to roll around in the dirt? To keep the house clean, wear a bathing suit and hose off after, or put on clothes you can throw away.
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Send Them on a Hunt
Host a Spring-themed scavenger hunt for the kids on your block. Once they find all the items on their list, reward them with some floral-shaped treats .
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Shoot 'Em Up
Finger painting is so last season! Fill their water guns with paint , and see what kind of masterpieces they create.
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Make Some Noise
Little kids love to be loud, so they will enjoy making their own wind chimes .
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Root For the Home Team
Whether you take the tots to a professional or high school game, this activity is sure to be a home run!
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Let Them Eat Dirt!
Crumbled cookies, chocolate pudding, and gummy worms are all you need to make this seasonal dessert.
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Gaze at the Stars
If you're OK with keeping kids up past their bedtime, take them to the backyard for some nighttime star gazing.
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Go For a Family Bike Ride
Whether it's training wheels or every man for himself, bike to your favorite ice cream shop for a trip!
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As soon as the weather warms up, head outside with a jar and watch those little bugs light up the night!
Source: Flickr user Jason Dunnivant 
See the Cherry Blossoms
Head to your local botanical garden or even to your town square to see the beautiful blossoms before they're gone!
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Eat Your First S'more of the Year
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Splash in Puddles
Put the kids in their rain boots and head out after a shower for some old-fashioned puddle jumping!
Source: Flickr user Heather Katsoulis 
Pitch a Tent in the Backyard
You don't have to go far to camp under the stars (just in case it gets too cold while you're out there!).
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There's no better time to really learn how to play the playground game!
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Make Something Fresh From the Farmers Market
Visit your local farmers market to find the freshest ingredients of the season, and then have your kids help whip up a tasty dish with them!
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