Its the first day of Spring! Below we share some lovely spring-time activities put together by one of the BWP Wellbeing Group.
Spring themed activities for Families
Paint Flower pots
Grab some flower pots and paint. Let your child paint flowers, bee’s and butterfly’s on the plant pots.
You can keep these in the garden for decoration or put them around your house!
- 2 cups plain flour (all purpose)
- 1 cup salt
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- 2 tbsps vegetable oil
- 2 tbsps cream of tartar
- 2 cups of boiling water
- 4 drops of glycerine (optional extra for increased shine and stretch
- Combine all of the dry ingredients in a bowl
- Stir in the vegetable oil
- Mix together
- Stir in the boiling water (adult only) and mix until combined
- When it has cooled a little, knead it on a clean surface until it loses all stickiness and becomes smooth and stretchy. No residue should come off on your fingers. If it is still sticky add a little more flour, if too dry and crumbly add more water, a tablespoon at a time.
Grab some plant pots or plastic cups, some artificial flowers and let your childs imagination run free.
Create a spring window mural!
These are so simple and yet so fun!
You can either cut out spring themed shapes or buy pre made ones. Use water to get the foam shapes to stick to the window.
Watch your child’s imagination grow!
Plant & Grow Seeds
Planting seeds is not only fun but educational!
You could talk to your child about why the seeds need water and sunlight.
Learn the cycle of a plants life with excitement of watching their seeds become flowers.
I find this is a great way to interact and spend quality time with my children, also I really enjoy seeing how much they know about plants as their knowledge grows each year.
Tip: Save money and use toilet rolls as plant pots and then plant the whole lot in a larger pot or the garden as the seeds grow.
Make your very own daffodils!
A sheet of yellow and orange craft foam
A Sheet of green card and Sellotape
Cut 6 petal shapes out of the yellow foam, over lap them together and secure with tape. Then take the orange foam, cut a rectangle out and cut a well spaced fringe on one side, roll the rectangle up and secure with tape in the middle of your petals, ensuring the fringe side is bend outwards. Roll up your green card length ways and tape. Then tape the daffodil to the green card.
Pop it into a vase and brighten any room up!