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Feature Article: 5 Affordable Spring Activities for Children

When winter is over and spring arrives, there are new activities for your child to enjoy. When the snow has melted and the ground dries up your son or daughter may want to start spending more time outside. Here are a few ideas to keep your children busy during the spring season.

  • Sports at school have changed again so, if your child is athletic, he or she may want to try another sport.
  • Help you child start a vegetable or flower garden. Show them how to prepare the area and plant the seeds. Some plants may need to be planted inside and taken care of until they are big enough to go out into the garden. When the garden is all planted, your son or daughter can weed and water the when needed. Your child will enjoy the fresh vegetables, or beautiful flowers, that come from taking care of their own garden.
  • When fishing season starts, children can have fun fishing with their friends. Fishing supplies can be bought at a fairly inexpensive price at your local department store. Even if you have to spend a little more money for a decent fishing pole, the fish your child brings home can help with food expenses and even things out. Have your child pack a lunch so he or she can picnic with friends.
  • Dig out the bikes that have been put away all winter. Biking with friends is always fun, and great exercise too. Again, if your child packs a lunch he or she can picnic with friends.
  • Allow your child to have friends over for the day. Give them chalk and let them draw in the driveway. Hopscotch is a game that is fun to play. Have them play with the other outdoor toys that you had put away for the winter. Jump ropes and hula hoops are wonderful outdoor toys for children to play with. Make them sandwiches, chips and juice for lunch, and lay out a blanket on the lawn for them to sit on while they eat.

There are plenty of activities for a child to participate in on a warm spring day. Most are more fun if there is company, so allow your child to invite a  friend. On warm days, always make sure your son or daughter has plenty of water and, even though it’s spring, sunscreen is a good idea.

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Sheila Buck is the single mom of two teenage boys. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Clinical Psychology. Sheila is a freelance writer, and also writes books and short stories in her spare time. Sheila also writes for Frugal Recipes.

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