Spring is finally here! It’s time to ditch those winter blues and get outside with your little ones. Toddlers can be a handful, but with a little creativity, you can turn springtime into an adventure! Here are some fun springtime toddler activities that will keep your little ones busy and entertained.

Nature Walks

Spring is a great time to get outside and explore the natural world. Take your little ones on a nature walk and see what you can find. You can collect sticks, leaves, and flowers to make a nature collage or use them to create your own sensory bin at home. Use this as an opportunity to teach your toddler about the different types of trees, plants, and animals that they may encounter.

Gardening

Springtime is the perfect time to start a garden with your little ones. You can start small by planting herbs, vegetables or flowers in pots on your porch or balcony. Toddlers love getting their hands dirty and watching things grow. Plus, it’s a great way to teach them about where their food comes from and how it’s grown.

Outdoor art

Get creative with your little ones by setting up an outdoor art station. You can use chalk to draw on the sidewalk, or bring out the paint and paper to create masterpieces in the sun. You can also use nature as inspiration for your art, such as making leaf rubbings or painting rocks.

Water play

As the temperatures rise, water play becomes a must! You can set up a small pool or sprinkler in your yard for your toddler to splash around in. You can also bring out water balloons for a fun game of catch or use a water table for sensory play.

Picnics

Springtime is perfect for a family picnic. Pack a lunch and head to a nearby park or even just your own backyard. Toddlers love the novelty of eating outside and can burn off some energy running around afterwards. Carver’s Creek State Park in Spring Lake has plenty of open fields perfect for picnics.

Animal adventures

Springtime means lots of new animal babies are born. Take your little ones to a petting zoo or farm to see the new additions. You can also go on a bug hunt in your own backyard, looking for ladybugs, butterflies, and caterpillars. Aloha Safari Zoo or Ladybug Farm are great options.

Bike rides

If your toddler has a bike or a balance bike, take advantage of the nice weather and go for a ride. You can take a leisurely ride around your neighborhood or head to a nearby bike path or park. Check out the Cape Fear River Trail, or if you have a military ID you can visit Linden Oaks and checkout their awesome paved trails.

Springtime is a great time to get outside and enjoy the warmer weather with your little one. Try some of these activities to make lasting memories and have some fun in the sun!

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