What do you do in the Spring?

The green buds are sprouting, the birds are chirping, and we begin to bask in the sunlight and fresh air. It’s hard not to love spring!

So, let’s make the most of this glorious season with a spring bucket list that’s sure to inspire joy!

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the best spring bucket list for kids and adults in 2021

If nothing else, you’ll have ideas ready to go for spring break when the kids are off of school!

This spring bucket list for the family contains:

  • Fun things to do at home
  • Creative outdoor activities
  • Spring food you should try
  • Places to visit this season

Then, read on for a special bucket list just for moms!

Things to do at Home

things to do at home for your spring bucket list

There are so many adventurous springtime activities!

Make a bird feeder (or buy one and hang it close to bird watch)

Have a garage sale. (Let the kids participate and make money!)

Do a St. Patrick’s Day scavenger hunt.

Dye eggs.

Decorate for Easter.

Enjoy special Easter activities like brunch and an Easter tree.

Have a rainbow drawing contest. The family votes on the winner!

Play an April Fool’s Day prank.

Hug your pet on National Pet Day (April 11th)

Have a movie marathon on the first rainy day.

Spring clean. (Not always fun, but doesn’t it feel better after?)

*Use this free bathroom cleaning checklist >> or finally get the kids on a good routine with these free charts:

Make a thank you gift for your teacher (link has a free printable!)

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo.

Make a sun catcher.

Bounce around these “Would You Rather” questions on the next rainy day.

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Watch caterpillars become butterflies. And then release them.

Make mom feel special for Mother’s Day. Try this free All About My Mom Printable >>

Start some uplifting affirmations for kids.

Participate in a kindness challenge.

Celebrate the end of the school year with a fun tradition. (breakfast at the park is a fun one!)


Things to Do Outside (At home)

Spring things to do outside (at home)

A little rain shouldn’t stop anyone! Try these fun activities outside!

Pull out the sidewalk chalk. Make art.

Eat on your deck or patio.

Plant a garden.

Pick up trash for Earth Day.

Play in the rain – I have NEVER seen as much joy in my children as when they do this!

Fly a kite.

Watch a sunrise or sunset.

Host an outdoor tea party.

Search for four leaf clovers. (Here’s some other St. Patrick’s Day ideas)

Go for a long bike ride.

Enjoy a long hike.

Spot a rainbow.

Paint rocks (hide them around the neighborhood to spread joy).

Skip rocks at a creek or lake.

Go mushroom hunting. Or snail finding. Or tadpole searching.

Try drying or pressing flowers.

Make mud pies.

Go on exploration walks together.

bucket list for spring break: make a fairy garden

Put together a fairy garden.

Blow bubbles.

Pull out the frisbee and soccer ball.

Play hopscotch.

Make an outdoor obstacle course.

Build a tree fort. Perhaps a bit ambitious, but if you have a good climbing tree, this makes for an epic spring project.

Do a nature scavenger hunt.

Collect the rain using different objects around the house.

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Delicious Spring Food

spring bucket list ideas: delicious food

Don’t forget food on your spring bucket list! Enjoy the first harvests with these ideas!

Bake a berry pie or cobbler.

Make green food for St. Patrick’s Day! We love pesto eggs and muffins (blend some spinach in them, and they’ll never know!)

Cook corned beef and cabbage for St. Patrick’s Day.

Enjoy baseball food on the first day of games.

Host a Memorial Day bbq potluck.

Eat bacon wrapped asparagus. Yum!

Make a pie for “Pi Day” on March 14th!

Try a new dish at Easter. Do it together!

Make a delicious salad out of things found in your garden.

Make mom a Mother’s Day brunch.

Read Rainbow Stew and cook a colorful stew using the book!

Blend more smoothies for a lighter breakfast option.


Places to Visit This Spring

places to visit for your spring bucket list and spring break list

It’s a wonderful time to shake off that winter hibernation!

Go to the zoo.

Picnic at as many parks as you can.

Visit a botanical garden.

Get outside and go garage saling.

Visit a farmer’s market. Then stop for breakfast nearby.

Go somewhere for spring break. Even if it’s a short day trip.

Feed the ducks.

Visit a local farm to go berry picking.

Go fishing.

Go camping.

Visit the batting cages.

Go mini golfing.

Find an arboretum near you.

Go to a baseball game (minor or major league). Soccer is fun too!

Sit on the patio at a restaurant.

Visit a petting farm.

Go to work with mom or dad on “take your child to work day.”


A Spring Bucket List for Moms

Spring self care challenge

As always, it’s important to have spring bucket list ideas for adults too! Enjoy yourself this spring mama!

Go on a tandem bike ride with a friend or partner.

Run or walk a 5k, 10k, or half marathon.

Buy yourself flowers or pick wildflowers.

Get a fresh spring haircut and highlight.

Begin using self-love affirmations or start a loving challenge!

Indulge in a relaxing self-care day.

Open your windows and air out your home. Change your sheets that day too and you’ll feel lovely!

Do yoga outside.

Wake up 15 minutes earlier to add in self-care. It will be easier to do with the longer days! (Find self-care ideas HERE).

Paint your nails a bright pink, purple, or yellow.

Buy yourself a Mother’s Day present from these self-care gift ideas or best products for busy moms.

Take pictures of the beauty you see outside.

spring bucket list ideas for moms in 2021

Write your mother a letter thanking her for everything she’s done for you.

Enjoy a date with your mom. Even if it’s through Zoom.

Milk Mother’s Day for all it’s worth! You deserve it!

Drop off a small gift to your mom friends.

Put together epic Easter baskets (make it EASY with these ideas for girls and baskets for boys)

Read a book outside on the deck.

Plant a butterfly garden.

Wear a bright outfit.

Review your vision board and goals.

Play in the rain. With or without your kids!

Sit and listen to a thunderstorm with a cup of tea or coffee.

Pinch your family on St. Patrick’s Day (at least once).

Slow down and plan for prayer/meditation time at Easter.

Have a spring holiday date with your partner.

Take yourself on a picnic.

Participate in a spring self-care challenge.

To Consider With the Spring Bucket List Ideas

When you think of spring, what do you envision?

Thunderclouds? A rainbow? Spring holiday traditions?

Whatever it is, enjoy it when it comes around. Take pleasure in the things that bring you joy this spring.

And finally, get the most out of the season by getting outside as much as possible and enjoying the newfound daylight. Energy levels naturally pick up this time of year, so take advantage!

What are your favorite activities on the spring bucket list? I’d love to know!

Did you love the spring bucket list ideas?

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All of them have lists for mama too!

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