It’s been a long winter, and it’s about time for a little celebration. With spring coming, we have a few great Spring holidays and events to enjoy–St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, end-of-year parties, graduation, and more. It’s a busy time of year for families, but it can also be especially rewarding. As you go through your regular routines and rhythms, you can break up the mundane with a few lesser known Spring holidays.
This spring is the perfect time to explore some new traditions and enjoy a few random, fun days with your favorite people. Mark these Spring holidays on your calendar, and get ready to plan some out-of-the-ordinary celebration time.
Here are 5 creative spring family activities you could also do!
Every math lover and aspiring mathematician loves Pi Day. The number pi (3.14….) gives us a reason to eat delicious dessert on this day. Your kids’ schools may even celebrate this day with baking a pie or pizza. Get creative and make your own clever treats, or check out a few ways to celebrate Pi Day in style.
The first day of spring is a pretty big deal. We can finally say hello to warmer days, more sunshine, and green life all around. Even if all your favorite elements don’t arrive precisely on this day, you can get excited about what’s coming soon.
While you’re making some spring-inspired crafts like this paper bag butterfly, you can also celebrate one other great holiday. This year the first day of spring also falls on National Ravioli Day. Your dinner plan is easy, fun, and super tasty. Take this day to enjoy signs of new life, warmer weather, and delicious pasta.
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If you have the world’s best dog, make sure you take this day to show them how much you love them. Treat your pup to something special or take them to their favorite park. If you don’t have a puppy, but love them all the same, visit a shelter or pet shop and get some cuddles in. In the middle of homework and housework, find some time to get distracted by man’s best friend.
What a good day to go for a walk! Maybe after dinner or sometime shortly before, grab your family or friends and take a walk together. This day was started in 2007 by the American Heart Association to encourage healthier lifestyles for all. Going for a walk is a great way to celebrate this little holiday, but it’s also a great excuse to get your family away from screens and distractions. Enjoy the time together, and find more ways to celebrate the day here.
It’s almost zoo season! You may live in an area where zoos operate year-round, but if you’re anywhere with harsh winters, you know that spring brings so many more outdoor activities! Most zoos should be open by this date, so take a day to see some magnificent creatures.
What an amazing holiday – Grilled Cheese Day. Who doesn’t love grilled cheese? This would be a great day to invite friends over and have a big, themed dinner party. Gather lots of different types of breads, cheeses, and toppings and set up a sandwich bar for your guests. Or make a variety of these above-average grilled cheese sandwiches and cut them into small portions for lots of tasting. Add some soup and you have a perfect evening ahead.
If you’ve been looking for an excuse to eat outside, here it is! Picnic Day is on a Monday, so take this opportunity to shake up your routine. Grab some takeout or make a simple dinner to eat at a park. You can make it really easy and move dinner to a blanket in your backyard. Your family and friends will love the change of scenery, and it will make for an unusually special Monday night.
Here is a day for all hopeful writers and book-lovers! If you have little ones who devour stories and create them with the same vigor, take this day to explore their passion. You can find blank books at your local art supply store or online, and your little ones can create their own story.
This day is not just for kids, though. Adults, if you love to write, try your hand at a short story on this day. Write down an original idea that’s been in your head, or try a few of these story prompts for more inspiration. Even if you’re just reading or telling a story from memory, take the day to celebrate the power of imagination!
There are so many reasons to celebrate life this spring. Take these small holidays and make the most of your days. Get out of routine, enjoy your family and friends, and celebrate the simple things in life.