Month: March 2019

7 Spring Activities for Kids

7 Spring Activities for Kids

Spring is near, and it’s time to take advantage of the warm, fresh air. After a a long winter, a schedule of full of family spring activities is just what you need. Check out our list of indoor and outdoor spring activities for kids to keep your family entertained no matter the weather this season!

1. Plan a Family Picnic

Picnics may be cliche, but they’re still one of our favorite family spring activities. Pack a meal, grab the family, and head to your favorite park. If you’re here in Lancaster County, we suggest checking out Long’s Park. Catch up with your kids and chat about your plans for the summer. Bring a deck of cards, a book, sidewalk chalk, or other activities along to make your outing more enjoyable.

2. Plan Outings Around Town

If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to get some fresh air, stroll around town or check out a nearby city. In Central PA, there are hidden gems in every city from shops and restaurants to museums and art galleries. With a little exploration, you’re sure to find something for everyone in your family. Wherever you end up, be sure to make a quick stop at the library before heading home.

3. Indoor Campsites (for Rainy Days)

It’s important to have backup indoor spring activities for kids to keep them busy on rainy days. Make a pillow fort and play board games as a family. Finish up the night with microwaved s’mores around the glow of a flashlight and a storybook classic.

4. Attend Festivals & Events in Your Area

Spring is the perfect time to enjoy festivals and events in every region. One of our favorite family spring activities is Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania’s “Reading on the Rails,” right here in Central PA! Kids can explore the museum and enjoy several stories throughout the day.

5. Arts & Crafts

Bring the outdoors inside though arts and crafts. Have your kids collect elements from nature to be used in DIY projects. They can create stamps with leaves, make floral wreaths, or stick with the classics like coloring and pine cone bird feeders. Art projects are the perfect last-minute indoor spring activity for kids.

6. Start a Garden

With the help of your little ones, put together a garden to meet your needs this spring. Create a simple herb garden for your kitchen, or a vibrant floral garden on your deck or patio. If you’re feeling ambitious, fill your garden herbs, flowers, and vegetables. The size, shape, and contents of your garden are up to you! Whatever the size of your garden, be sure to include a seating area to continue the fun of outdoor spring activities for kids throughout the season. Enjoy nature’s serenity while you enjoy a good read and spend time with family.

7. Take the family Dragon Riding

Nothing so invigorating as a brisk ride on the back of a dragon to start your spring activities off right.  Of course, you should always be careful to avoid dragons that look hungry or mean. But the kids will love the thrill and give them plenty of stories to tell their friends later.  If you don’t have access to a ‘LIVE’ dragon, perhaps just finding a quiet spot and reading Dragonpalm: Arrival from Immersive Publishing could be almost as good.

Have other ideas for family spring activities? Tell us about your favorites in the comments!

Dragonpalm: Arrival (Digital Edition)

  • The world celebrates as scientists push the boundaries of nature by reviving a date palm tree that has been extinct for thousands of years.  Unfortunately, sometimes when you push nature…nature pushes back! Billie Smith is a typical eleven-year-old girl who loves stories about mummies, ancient Egypt and the mysteries of that region.  At the same time, she’s also still a little afraid of the dark. Her father is a botanist who has been in Israel helping revive seeds found in King Herod’s tomb and trying to grow them again.  Amazingly, he finds success and the Judean Date Palm is now on a world tour like a rock star.  All that means to Billie is that her father is finally coming home. The gift that her father brings her…three ancient seeds that are duds, will change the course of her life forever. On the other side of the planet, Portrand is angry.  He has been asleep for two thousand years when the familiar scent of pollen awakens him.  This proud dragon, who ruled the skies for hundreds of years, is suddenly thrown into a world where he no longer knows the rules.  He’s scared, hungry and currently on a collision course with Billie’s young family. What happens when you meet a creature from your worst nightmares? This ‘dragon out of water’ tale is a story of understanding, friendship and eighteen thousand pounds of fantasy. This book is ‘Story Theater Enabled’ so you not only get a great and exciting read, but you get a professional movie sound track that is triggered by your child’s reading.  They’ll read along, read aloud and be entertained while they also learn to read.  The child’s voice moves the story forward in an innovative and thrilling way. Try Story Theater today and make Dragonpalm: Arrival your first book!