my favourite things to do in the spring

spring is here!

Wait. Let’s try that again.

SPRING IS HERE!!!

Whew. I’ve been waiting to say that for MONTHS. As much as I love winter (and I really do, it’s probably my favourite season) this one has been hard. Why?

Lack. of. sunlight.

There’s just something about spring that fills my heart with unlimited amounts of energy. This spring is super special, because it’s my daughter’s first spring season.

I’ve pulled together a list of things to do with our kids/babes this season.


fly a kite. Did you ever get an activity for Easter? The Easter Bunny always brought my brother and I an activity to do.. thinking about it now, it was probably to get us out of the house for awhile so we wouldn’t drive my parents crazy!

To me, spring is the time to get the kite out and fly it with the kids. Just find a wide-open space and go for it!

Spring. The perfect time to fly a kite!

Spring. The perfect time to fly a kite!

story time outside. it’s time to get outside! Find a nice spot in the shade, or under the warmth of the sun and have story time with your kids. Sometimes a different setting is all that is needed to lift everyone’s spirits.

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maple syrup tour. The sap is running in late winter/early spring, and it’s a great time to tour sugar shacks in Muskoka. Check out the Muskoka Maple Festival’s website for details on what is happening in the area.

Sap. Mother Nature’s nectar!

Sap. Mother Nature’s nectar!

go for a hike. I absolutely LOVE going for hikes during spring. I get SO EXCITED to see what woodland flowers sprout up early in the forest. I’m most excited about showing these beauties to my daughter. I really want to build her connection to nature, so spending as much time hiking outside as possible is a MUST for my family.

Trillium and Trout Lily poking up through the ground.

Trillium and Trout Lily poking up through the ground.

moose viewing in Algonquin Park. Spring is the perfect time to go for a drive in Algonquin Park. Moose come out of the forest to drink the salt-heavy melt in the ditches. There’s a very good chance you’ll see one. I usually always have luck! If your kids have never seen one, try to go for a drive before the long weekend in May.

Moose viewing in Algonquin Park.

Moose viewing in Algonquin Park.

I really hope you find a couple of ideas to get out and enjoy spring with your family xo