Family Matters: 5 Ways to Celebrate Spring with the Kiddos

[ 0 ] March 23, 2012 |

1. Take a walk in your neighborhood/park/woods and see what is starting to bloom. Identify plant species or make it a scavenger hunt.

Make a sunprint using special light sensitive paper.

Photo Credit: Martha Stewart

2. Create instant works of art with sunlight and found objects. Make a sun print using construction paper or special light sensitive photo paper. (Available at Utrecht or Providence Children’s Museum gift shop.)

3. Make nature faces. Collect natural materials and shape into faces on the ground.

4. Eat outside. Pack a picnic and a blanket and eat on your porch or at the park.

Hunt for an already hidden letterbox or hide your own!

5. Go letterboxing. Letterboxing mixes treasure hunting, art, and navigation while exploring the great outdoors and out-of-the-way places. Find a list of letterboxes online here, organized by state or region, including how long and how difficult the hike is.

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.


Category: activities: outdoor, crafts, family matters, nature/science, play, seasonal

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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