Family Matters: Spring Family Traditions

[ 0 ] April 6, 2012 |

We don’t always associate springtime with tradition, but every season is an opportunity. Here are 5 ways to celebrate create spring traditions with your family. Pick one of these or make your own.

1. Food. Is there something you make every spring to celebrate the season or special holiday (Passover and Easter are right here, but Mother’s Day is on the horizon, as well as May Day)? Share its origin with your children by creating a special recipe card including a photo, the recipe and where the recipe originated from (e.g. family member, friend, etc.). Ask your child to share a memory about eating the food.

2. Collect. We like to collect things from nature to commemorate the changing seasons. We have jars of feathers, rocks, shells and seadpods. Take a walk at the beach, in the woods or your neighborhood and see what you find.

3. Take a picture to record a point in time. The photo could be of the family dressed up for the holidays, family meal or simply a photo of your child standing next to same tree every season to show how quickly we all grow and change.

4. Write a poem. April is National Poetry Month. Write a haiku, limerick or poem.

5. Go on an adventure. Our family has certain spots we like to visit each season. This time of year, we say goodbye to winter and hello spring by taking a walk on the beach and visiting our favorite ice cream shop.

Read more on GoLocalProv. Every week I share tips on how families can make the most of their family time – including helpful hints that make parenting easier and connecting you to great local happenings.


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Anisa Raoof

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Anisa Raoof is the publisher of She combines being a mom with her experience as an artist, designer, psych researcher and former co-director of the Providence Craft Show to create the go-to spot for families in Rhode Island and beyond. She loves using social media to connect parents with family-related businesses and services and promoting ways for parents to engage offline with their kids. Anisa believes in the power of working together and loves to find ways to collaborate with others. An online enthusiast, still likes to unplug often by reading books and magazines, drawing, learning to knit, making pop-up books with her two sons and listening to records with her husband.

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