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20 Fun Outdoor Spring Activities for Kids

What do you love best about spring?

It’s hard to imagine that spring is almost here as I look out over six feet of snow! But a little bird chirping reminds me that soon we’ll be able to get outside again to run, play, and explore.

I heard John Ratey, author of Spark and Go Wild (Amazon affiliate link), speak last week at the Yoga in Schools Symposium. He has spent his career researching the benefits of movement on the brain. Research shows that the brain benefits from not only endurance, but balance and flexibility, as well. What practice incorporates endurance, balance, and flexibility? Yoga, of course!

In preparation for the excitement of spring, I’ve put together a list of twenty spring activities (thanks to my Kid Blogger friends) that also involve these three skills: movement, balance, and flexibility.

Some of these spring activities for kids also include an educational component. The links below are meant to give you inspiration, but feel free to adapt the activities to suit what works for you and your children.

20 Fun and Active Outdoor Spring Actvities for Kids (plus mega cash giveaway) | Kids Yoga Stories

20 Fun and Active Outdoor Spring Activities for Kids

Spring pattern memory game

Play spring pattern memory games.
A Mom with a Lesson Plan

Spring nature walkGo for nature walks to look for animals and the signs of spring.
Frog Mom
Spring gardening with kidsRead garden books and plant your own garden.
She Lives Free
Spring Time Yoga Poses for Kids by Kids Yoga StoriesPractice spring-inspired yoga poses for kids.
Kids Yoga Stories
spring-bookCreate books with photos from your outdoor explorations.
One Time Through
spring-seedsCollect, sort, and categorize seeds.
One Time Through
 Spring scavenger huntGo on spring scavenger hunts.
KC Edventures
Act out a spring yoga story by Kids Yoga StoriesAct out spring yoga stories.
Kids Yoga Stories
 Exercise Eggs active scavenger hunt

Play plastic Easter egg games.
No Time for Flash Cards

Spring song and movement activity for kidsMove and sing with spring animal songs.
The Inspired Treehouse
Swing Set Fun! 5 creative gross motor activities for kidsMake up swing-set games.
The Inspired Treehouse
Alphabet Yoga by Kids Yoga StoriesPractice a variety of yoga poses for kids.
Kids Yoga Stories
 Easter Bunny Toss GamePlay toss games.
The Inspired Treehouse
 Easy way to get your family outdoorsCreate obstacle courses.
The Jenny Evolution
Bike PathMake a bike course.
Little Hands Big Work
Balancing on a tightrope in your backyard.Make a tightrope in your backyard.
Happy Hooligans
23 Gross Motor Games and ActivitiesMake up hula hoop games.
Code Name: Mama
Bug Imitation game Move like bugs.
The Inspired Treehouse

Make an outdoor balance beam.

Make an outdoor balance beam.
Hands On We Grow

26-Pack of Bedtime Yoga Cards for Toddlers and Preschoolers to match Good Night, Animal World yoga book | Kids Yoga StoriesAdd yoga to your bedtime ritual.
Kids Yoga Stories

Yoga Books for Kids

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Buy our yoga stories for kids, which are perfect for active spring reading.

Check out our new spring yoga story, Rachel’s Day in the Garden. Join Rachel as she and her adorable puppy look for signs of spring in the garden. Crawl like a caterpillar, buzz like a bee, and flutter like a butterfly. Discover spring, explore movement, and learn the colors of the rainbow!

Rachel's Day in the Garden yoga book by Giselle Shardlow of Kids Yoga Stories rachels-day-in-the-garden2-400 rachels-day-in-the-garden3-400

Images from Rachel’s Day in the Garden

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