Here in Western New York, our winters can be long. Quite long. We ache to get the windows open and sit outside just to catch some sun. If you’re left overwhelmed with what to do for frugal spring activities this year check out the list below. There are 45 things to do on a budget that will keep you and your family entertained. Pick one to do each day and you will have a whole month planned out.
Many of these activities can carry you through to summer activities too.
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Start a vegetable garden
Sidewalk chalk challenge
Visit every park in your neighborhood and only stay at each one for 20 minutes
Check Groupon or local business for Zoo passes
Eat lunch in the backyard with a blanket and umbrella
Visit local farms and look for spring babies ( Lollipop Farm is FREE!)
Let the kids wash your vehicles
Set up a sprinkler
Visit Free Craft/Art Shows
Let the kids out to explore your backyard or park and see how many bugs they can catch and find. Use any recycled plastic container you already have
Bike Rides on a nearby trail
Make a lemonade stand and see how much money you make
Have the kids use a bubble gun! ( So much easier for the little ones- no spilling)
Buy $1 Unscented Shaving Cream from Dollar Tree, add food coloring to it and give the kids a paintbrush to paint the trees
Visit a local conservation site ( Here in our area Genesee County Park has one)
Play outside in the rain with an umbrella
Make a swing from an old tire, or out of pallets
Have the kids gather up items they want to sell at a yard sale.
Borrow books from the library
Attend local free concerts in your area
Have a Bonfire and have the kids make up a new Smore tradition. Last year we tried Peanut Butter on our S’mores yum!
Set up a tent and go camping in the backyard
Have the ultimate dance party! We use Amazon Prime music and Kids Bop here we come. Try Amazon Music Unlimited Free Trial
Movie night with popcorn bar for those rainy evenings. Grab different types of popcorn and set up on a table for the family to choose from.
Fill a bucket outside and add dish soap and have the kids wash up the spring Toys
Paint Rocks and leave them around town- could add an encouragement to each one
Pick Early Flowers and place in a vase inside
Dig for Worms
Attend Local School concerts
Plant Fruit Trees
Print Free Coloring Sheets Online and Color
Visit a local nursery and see how many plants you can identify
Make up a story with cloud characters. Look at the clouds and share what animal they look like
Family Game Night
Fly a Kite
Read outside & and then Google Activities to go with the book
Make a bird Feeder Using Peanut Butter Bird Seed and bagels
Freeze Flowers and Have Sensory Play ( tip to here)
Jump Rope- Even Double Dutch!
Make Daisy Chains
Make A Family Time Capsule and bury someplace in your yard/garden.
Make a Fairy Garden
Have a great spring!
What activities would you add to the list?