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From the Stir::20 Fun Spring Outdoor Activities That Don't Cost a Cent

Posted by on Apr. 1, 2013 at 1:59 PM
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It certainly took long enough, but spring has finally arrived, much to the delight of moms everywhere! After months of being cooped up inside and longing for the temperatures to warm up, our wait is officially over, and now it's time to get outside and have some fun.

Even though the kids are still in school, we still have afternoons and weekends to look forward to. There are plenty of fun things we can do with them that don't involve the TV, video games, or anything else that takes place in the confines of our homes.

And the best part is that getting some much needed fresh air doesn't have to put a strain on our wallets.

Here are 20 awesome outdoor activities to do you with your kids this spring that won't cost you one cent!

  1. Take a long walk around the neighborhood.
  2. Go for a bike ride.
  3. Fly a kite at the park.
  4. Hit the playground!
  5. Enjoy a picnic with the family.
  6. Explore local hiking trails.
  7. Go on a scavenger hunt.
  8. Play outdoor hide and seek.
  9. Blow bubbles.
  10. Play hopscotch in the driveway.
  11. Literally stop and smell the flowers.
  12. Stare at the clouds and guess their shapes.
  13. Play a game of catch, or brush up on batting skills.
  14. Kick the soccer ball around.
  15. Play tag.
  16. Toss a Frisbee back and forth.
  17. Practice cartwheels in the yard just because you can.
  18. Grab the binoculars and see what kinds of birds you can spot.
  19. Play I-Spy.
  20. Break out the hula-hoops and shimmy to your heart's content.

What are your favorite things to do in spring?

by on Apr. 1, 2013 at 1:59 PM
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by on Apr. 1, 2013 at 2:36 PM

it snowed here today :(

by on Apr. 1, 2013 at 2:37 PM

I wish we could go outside. we got more snow last night. 

by on Apr. 1, 2013 at 2:43 PM

1. We don't walk our neighborhood :( no walkways, narrow and curvy road, and lots of idiots that drive too fast on it. 

2. <3 doing this next Saturday. I can't wait to get the kids out on their bikes!

3. I've never flown a kite LOL I've had them many times but I normally kill them before they can take flight!

4. Playground is our favorite place to be when it's nice outside!!! 

5. We picnic year round! lol I bought a SUPER cute picnic basket this year for $5! It's one of the "classic" types but it has the organzier in the lid so it holds the plates/napkins/utensils/etc in the lid section so you can store your food in the bottom part!!!

6. We go up to Coopers when I have someone with me. I refuse to go alone with two kids!

7. haven't done one yet this year (not counting the egg hunt lol)! That's a great idea!!

8. Kids play this constantly!!!

9. I'm buying a bubble machine lol 

10. Haven't taught them this yet - we'd have to do it at the park, our drive way is gravel. :(

11. We love flowers :) We like to pick wild flowers

12. This is our favorite car game!!!!

13. Tried that today and got hit with hail! LOL we have practice tonight! 

14. We played soccor on the sun porch today! :) 

15. Tag is another favorite in this house!!!

16. Mine haven't grasped the concept of flinging the disc lol it normally ends up in the middle of the road!

17. Oh my haven't done a cart wheel in FOREVER!

18. That would be fun to do on the hike!

19. Dd's favorite store game lol 

20. no hula hoops here - they become weapons too quickly!

by on Apr. 1, 2013 at 4:33 PM

we will do nearly all of these at some point this Spring.

My favorite thing to do is go fishing, hiking/nature walks, and picnics!

by Ruby Member on Apr. 1, 2013 at 7:16 PM

The weather here is so nice..We have done all of that.

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