After what seems like months of sub zero temperatures, spring has finally shown its face this week and reminded us that it is just around the corner.
You forget how lovely the sunshine can make everything feel, and how it can brighten things up just by casting its rays onto buildings and footpaths.
Not to mention lifting of moods. Now with the promise of spring in the air, why not get out and about and blow away some of the winter cobwebs?
It doesn’t take much to get out there, and money isn’t a problem either. Fresh air is free.
How about one of these?
Go on a nature walk.
You don’t even have to live in the middle of the countryside for this one. (Although it’s even better if you do.)
Write a list of things to find and get the children to tick them off as you do it.
– how many different types/shapes of leaves can you find?
– different twigs
– pine cones
being just a few examples.
Climb a tree.
A classic, traditional children’s activity. Find one with nice sturdy, low branches and you’re sorted. Hours of fun if my children are anything to go by. They’re always happiest when they’re let loose to run and jump!
Whatever you decide to do this spring, get outdoors and get discovering…..