Spring is here!! The first day of spring is also known as the Vernal Equinox. Equinox is derived from Latin words meaning “equal night.” Days and nights are approximately equal in length near the first day of spring! After a long, cold winter it’s exciting to have longer days and to feel the warm sun on our face. Spring is a time of renewed energy, open widows, bird songs, baby animals, and blooming flowers and trees. No wonder it’s such a well loved season!

Looking for easy tips to help explain all things equinox to your kids? Check out Spring Equinox for Kids: What it Is & How to Celebrate

Below are just a few fun ways your family can honor the change of season:

  • -Go for a nature walk together and ask your child some questions like…What makes spring different from winter? How is the weather changing? What do you notice about the grass, trees, and plants? What colors do we find in nature when it is springtime?
  • -Try one of these easy spring crafts featured in the Macaroni Kids article 5 Spring Crafts That Will Make Your Kids Blossom including cookie cutter bird feeders, DIY chalk paint, sponge grass garden, and more!
  • -Do some spring cleaning, decluttering, and purging of old and un-used items. Part of the essence of spring is celebrating rebirth. This can include our home! Turn on some music and get your kids in on the action!

No matter how you choose to celebrate the change of season, revel in this time of renewal, and enjoy the time together as a family.

For more ideas for fun activities for your family check out our Family Fun page