Welcome back to our Spring kids activities series!
This week, we have a scavenger hunt, flying kites and a fun indoor activity! Of course, a delicious snack to make together as well! Enjoy!
Our first activity is a scavenger hunt! This is a great activity for all ages in the family and so simple! There are a lot of different types of scavenger hunts you can do but a favorite is the “Nature Scavenger Hunt”. You can find the template on freekidcrafts.com here. Take the kids on a walk and have them find as many of the items on the list as they can. Not only are their thinking caps on but they are spending time outdoors, BONUS!
Next up is flying kites! This you need a windy day to do but such a fun activity for all ages. You can either buy yourself a kite or make one of your own! You can find instructions and materials for making your own garbage bag kite on instructable.com here. Either way the kids will have fun doing an activity that they do not get to partake in very often. Happy Flying!
Floor is Lava
For the last activity this week we have an indoor game for the kiddos. This is called “Floor is Lava”. This is as simple as pretending the floor is lava! Place pillows, blankets or any other items you can stand on around a room in your house. Play the song “The Floor is Lava” by The Kiboomers and let the kids go! The song incorporates different movements for the kids to do including dance, wiggle and crawl. Once they count down the floor becomes lava and you have to get off the floor! Play the game with your kids as they will have a blast seeing you try to balance on a pillow to avoid the LAVA!
Finally, for our snack this week we have veggie boats!
This is a fun and nutritious snack for everyone. Just a few ingredients and simple directions to create the boats.
- 2 or 3 bell peppers (color of your choosing)
- Cherry tomatoes
- Small skewers or toothpicks
- Cut a cucumber in half lengthwise. Using a potato peeler, cut long thin slices for the sails. Cut these slices in half and put them on skewers/toothpicks to make them into sails.
- Cut the bell peppers lengthwise into 2 inch thick pieces.
- Cut the cherry tomatoes in half.
- Spoon hummus onto the bell pepper bases and stick the cucumber sail into the pepper on one side.
- Place one half of a cherry tomato on the other half of the pepper base.
Check back next week for week 3 of our Spring Kids Activities series. Until then, we hope you find encouragement and joy in God’s word:
“I have told you these things so that in Me you may have peace. You will have suffering in this world. Be courageous! I have conquered the world.” John 16:33