Is time flying for anyone else this Spring? It’s hard to believe this if our final Spring Kids Activities blog post for the series!
We have some great kids activities planned for this final week! These include tie-dyeing, a fairy garden and rock painting! Don’t forget about our scrumptious snack as well!
First up is tie-dyeing! Kids (and grown-ups) of all ages love this activity! You will need to purchase a tie dye kit from your local craft store and decide what items you want to tie dye; shirts, shorts, socks, bags, hats, the options are endless! Make sure you have a garbage bag you can take apart and use as a tarp. Lay it on the ground outside, get your tie dye kit prepared with the different colors (wear the gloves provided for protection against the colors on your hands while preparing everything as well as during the process). Have fun using all the different colors on your items! Make sure to follow the directions on the kit for after you have done the tie-dyeing itself. Wash the items separately a couple times before washing with other clothes. This is such a fun activity that the kids can partake in now, as well as enjoy wearing for years to come!
To mix in some STEAM skills, have them try different binding techniques and make predictions about how it will turn out. You can also talk about different colors (primary vs. secondary colors), and how they might mix!
Second is our very own Fairy Garden! Today we are combing a couple of our favorite things, gardening, and fairies! Just a few materials needed, see below!
- Pot (medium size works well)
- Some plants of your liking (succulents are a good option as well as a small flower to add some color)
- Potting soil
- Optional accessories include (found at a garden store or Amazon): small wishing well, fairy garden tool set, fairy garden sign, fairy home, colored glass pebbles and of course fairies! (Could also use superheroes and other figurines instead of fairies.)
- Place your potting soil in your pot and plant the flowers and succulents wherever you would like.
- Place your different accessories inside the pot to create a little home for your fairies! Use the glass pebbles as a path for the fairies from one place to another.
- Be creative! You can move around the fairies and the different items in the pot as much as you want! You can also go on a nature walk to find other natural items to build your fair house and other things out of.
Lastly, we have rock painting! This is a great activity that allows your child to be creative! Find some rocks/stones in your neighborhood, clean them off (scrub well) and paint! Acrylic paint works best. Depending on your child’s age, give them ideas of things they can paint, including bees, flowers, clouds, owls, superheroes, shapes, patterns, etc. Get those creative juices flowing!
This week’s snack idea: pizza crackers!
This is the easiest 4 ingredient snack for kids! Who doesn’t love pizza?!
- Non-stick cooking spray
- Ritz crackers
- Pizza sauce
- Pepperoni slices
- Shredded cheese
- Preheat the broiler.
- Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray with non-stick spray.
- Place the crackers on the baking sheet.
- Top each cracker with a piece of pepperoni and spread about 1 tsp of sauce. Sprinkle with cheese.
- Broil for 1-2 minutes, just long enough for the cheese to melt.
- Serve and enjoy!
Thanks for tuning in to this series! We hope you enjoyed the activities and snacks, and that they sparked new ideas to spend quality time with your family!
In case you missed some of our fun spring activity and snack ideas, be sure to look back at weeks one through three!
“Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.” Psalm 34:8