Welcome Spring

Welcome Spring

 Welcome Spring!

The changing of the seasons is a special time of year. Today, we say goodbye to Winter and hello to Spring.

Most of us love the longer days, more light, and warmer temperatures that Spring brings. Spring, also reminds us of growth, a fresh start and new beginnings. You start to hear the birds (and their babies) chirping, you notice spring bulbs coming up from the thawing soil, trees start to bud and come alive, animals start waking up from winter hibernation and puddles and mud take the place of snow as winter starts slowing fading away. It’s pretty magical to watch if you take the time to notice.

The changing of the seasons also brings a rhythm to our days and our life. Our children, especially crave this rhythm that occurs with the Earth’s cycle and changing of the seasons. We should help teach our children to embrace and notice the changes that occur with each season. Have you ever felt an almost instant energy and motivation when the Spring season rolls around? Especially, when the weather warms up and the sun comes out. People start moving more. They come alive after hunkering down for the winter. Your body can feel the energy that comes with each season.

Celebrate and enjoy the changes that each season brings. Start a garden, take a hike, have a picnic at the park, throw rocks in the moving streams, fly a kite, stomp in mud puddles, make mud pies, and play in the rain. One of my favorite activities to do with my kids in when the season changes is a Nature Scavengar Hunt. This helps the kids to really notice and take in what is going on around them. Plus, it’s super fun! You can print this list off or create one of your own.

Spring Scavengar hunt

 Happy Spring!

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