With these warmer temps in Chicago, I thought it would be a
great time to explore some outdoor pins for you to try with your
kids! Everyone knows we're desperate for some Vitamin D and what
better way to enjoy it than trying some fun new activities?
My boys are obsessed with bubbles and I stumbled across this Bubble Test
that one mom conducted with her kids. Think various bubble
solutions made with things like corn syrup, sugar, and honey! I
love using ingredients I already own to whip up something magical.
You might even think bigger during an outdoor playdate and hold a
Station where the kids can come and refill their jar of
bubbles. Once we get settled after our move, I think this would be
a perfect idea to get friends together and start blowing
One of my favorite activities with my boys is to work on
starting our garden. This year, we started on our window sill and
will move into the bigger garden once Spring is in full swing. My
favorite project was this Egg Carton
Garden. The egg carton works great at keeping the plants
contained and the best part is that if you use a biodegradable
carton, you can cut and stick the entire thing into the ground when
you re-plant it. Multi-purpose is my kind of activity. My boys love
pressing down the dirt and pushing in the seeds. What boy (or girl
at that age for that matter) doesn't love getting their hands
If you've also thought this Winter in Chicago was the longest in
history, you're probably right (at least it felt that way as my
boys ran laps around our condo). Get those little legs some
exercise with some of these
activities to enjoy the great outdoors. I also love this easy
checklist where kids can choose what to do based on the weather
that day. I plan to print this out, laminate it, and place it in a
spot where my boys can see it so if we ever need ideas, they can
see them right away!
Have you been longing for Spring? What are your favorite ways to
enjoy the warmer weather and green trees? For even more ideas, find
us on Pinterest.
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