50 backyard activities for spring

50 backyard activities for spring {Heather's Handmade Life}
It’s not that my kids weren’t playing outside over the winter — they were. Honest.

It’s just that it was an especially icy, wet, windy winter, rather than a picturesque fairytale winter wonderland. The kids would go play outside and come back, wet and freezing, sooner than I would have liked. How do you force a child to stay outside for fresh air when there’s no snow — just a lot of frozen dead grass and frigid wind?

Admittedly, yes, they played too many video games over the winter. Now it’s time to correct that with lots of vitamin D and mud.

But now, after what feels like six months of false starts, spring weather is actually here! It feels amazing to be able to nudge the kids outside and watch them run around the yard happily. They’ve missed it, too.

We’re still in the rubber-boots-and-jackets phase, but soon enough they’ll be out there in sandals and shorts and T-shirts.

50 backyard activities for spring {Heather's Handmade Life}
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50 backyard activities for spring {Heather's Handmade Life}
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