Last updated on December 3rd, 2021

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Ultimate Spring Bucket List: 101 Activities for Families with free printable

Why We Need Spring Bucket Lists

Spring is finally here and, like the rest of the earth, we’re teeming with new life! That is, we’re full of energy from being pent up indoors all winter, and we’re ready to get out and do some fun activities.

As the cool weather of March slides into the warmer, wetter weather of April, we are looking for fun things to do. Now is the time to get outside and explore, see what’s going on in nature, and exercise our creative–and literal–muscles.

We’re also looking for ways to celebrate the special events and commemorations that take place in spring, like Earth Day, Museum Lover’s Day, and World Laughter Day.

But coming up with these ideas on the spur of the moment can be hard. When everyone’s feeling uninspired and would rather lie around watching movies, generating popular activity ideas is like trying to figure out what’s for dinner at five o’clock.

So, with that in mind, here are 101 of our favorite fun spring bucket list ideas. With about 90 days in spring, that’s more than enough ideas to try one new activity every day.

For a fun printable version of the list, scroll down to the bottom.

101 Spring Bucket List Ideas

Nature Appreciation

  1. Jump in puddles
  2. Go for a nature walk
  3. Cloud watch
  4. Roll down grassy hills on a sunny day (unless you’re allergic to grass!)
  5. Walk along a beach
  6. Visit an arboretum
  7. Get up early and watch the sunrise
  8. Play in a sandbox or in the dirt
  9. Climb a tree
  10. Sit and watch birds at a park 

Exercise

  1. Go for a bike ride
  2. Toss a frisbee
  3. Play catch
  4. Play mini golf
  5. Have a neighborhood scavenger hunt
  6. Make a sidewalk chalk obstacle course
  7. Play badminton or tennis
  8. Play Nature Statue freeze dance: play some favorite music and dance around. When the music stops, everyone has to take a nature pose, then guess what each other’s poses are.
  9. Shoot hoops
  10. Set up a Slip and Slide or a splash pad

Inside the house

  1. Update your spring home decor
  2. Do some spring cleaning
  3. Sort out and store artwork from the school year
  4. Play an April Fool’s joke
  5. Learn a new skill
  6. Make homemade playdough or spring-themed slime
  7. Put on a spring playlist and have a dance party
  8. Watch a nature documentary, such as African Cats, Born to be Wild, or Arctic Tale
  9. Play a nature-themed game such as Wingspan, Photosynthesis, or Arboretum
  10. Give an old piece of furniture a new look

Arts and crafts

  1. Make a bird feeder
  2. Look for cherry blossoms and do a related art project
  3. Do an Easter craft
  4. Make a spring wreath
  5. Do origami
  6. Paint rocks
  7. Set up an art table in your yard and do some coloring sheets
  8. Gather nature objects on a hike and make an art project with them
  9. Make bark and leaf rubbings
  10. Weave with long grass

Animals

  1. Go to a pond and look for ducklings and goslings
  2. Visit a bird sanctuary
  3. Visit a petting zoo
  4. Hang a hummingbird feeder in your yard or on your balcony
  5. Visit a honeybee center
  6. Learn how to identify a few bird calls
  7. Raise butterflies
  8. Go horseback (or ponyback) riding
  9. Go to a farm where you can meet baby animals
  10. Play outside with a dog

Plants

  1. Prepare your garden for planting
  2. Sow some seeds
  3. Update your gardening tools
  4. Pick or buy a bouquet of flowers for your table
  5. Learn about composting 
  6. Identify plants in your yard or neighborhood
  7. Make a fairy garden
  8. Make an eggshell garden
  9. Plant a bean teepee
  10. Try an hydroponics activity

Food and drink

  1. Host a garden tea party: bake cookies, brew some tea, set out a blanket and bring out all your favorite stuffed animals for a yummy “high tea”
  2. Go out for ice cream
  3. Go for a picnic in your backyard or at a park
  4. Have your first outdoor dinner of the year
  5. Make an Easter brunch
  6. Eat fresh, local strawberries
  7. Shop at a Farmer’s Market
  8. Make strawberry shortcake
  9. Make popsicles
  10. Drink iced tea

Special events

  1. Celebrate Library Week (April 4-10) with a trip to the library
  2. Celebrate National Siblings Day (April 10)
  3. Celebrate Earth Day (April 22)
  4. Tell your best jokes on World Laughter Day (1st Sunday in May)
  5. Go to the Museum on Museum Lover’s Day (May 5)
  6. Celebrate Children’s Book Week (May 3-9) by reading some favorite picture books
  7. Have a Screen Free Day or Week (May 3-9)
  8. Clean up a beach on World Ocean Day (June 8)
  9. Make a family tree on National Family History Day (June 15)
  10. Make sushi for International Sushi Day (June 18)

Creative Projects

  1. Read and write poems about spring
  2. Start a gratitude journal
  3. Create your own alphabet book featuring things you find outside
  4. Observe and draw in nature
  5. Make a map of your neighborhood
  6. Write a song about your favorite animals
  7. Make a photo journal of your spring adventures
  8. Create a newspaper sharing all the exciting news about spring
  9. Make a time lapse video representing a change that happens in spring
  10. Make a spring scrapbook

Family fun

  1. Do a funny family photo shoot
  2. Have a Yes Day (watch the movie first for a good laugh and some inspiration)
  3. Blow bubbles
  4. Make paper airplanes and see whose flies the farthest
  5. Lie in a hammock with a good book
  6. Visit someone you haven’t seen in a long time
  7. Build a fort outside
  8. Volunteer together
  9. Do a random act of kindness
  10. Wash your car by hand

BONUS

#101. The fun doesn’t stop here! When you’ve finished all the activities on your spring bucket list, it’s time to make a summer bucket list!

I hope that these ideas have inspired you to make lots of fun memories this spring.

Leave a comment below and let me know which spring bucket list activities you’re most excited to try and don’t forget to save this post to Facebook or Pinterest so you can find it later. 

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