5 Things to Do Outdoors with Your Family This Spring

SPRING 2018
By Rebecca Carhart for Modern Muse

After being cooped up inside all winter long, you and your kids are likely itching to spend some time outside. But if you're still in hibernation mode and can't think of things to do now that spring is finally here, don't fret — we've got five fun outdoor activities that the whole family will enjoy.

Grow a Garden

Teach your budding gardeners the basics of botany with this Kids Garden Kit from Williams Sonoma. Each kit comes with a tray containing seed-growing pellets, reusable tea bags, three seed packets, and easy-grow instructions — everything you need to teach them about plants. Not only will gardening be a fun activity, but you can also carve out some family time several days a week as you all tend to your growing bulbs.

Go for a Bike Ride

Bike riding is an activity the whole family can join in on and it's also an easy way to sneak some exercise into your busy schedules. If you're in the market for a new bicycle for your child, we love this Mongoose option from Target. The freestyle bike is perfect for both short trips around the block and lengthier weekend rides. Plus, the bright orange color will help you keep tabs on your kids throughout the journey.

Sign Up for Soccer

Playing a team sport like soccer is a great way for your child to stay active while being social. For days when they don't have a scheduled game, log some practice hours with this Franklin MLS Light Up Goal and Ball Set from Target. It includes a goal, ball, inflation pump and needle, and four ground stakes that will help turn your backyard into your own soccer stadium. Even cooler: The goal lights up and the ball glows in the dark, so you can all keep playing even after the sun starts to set.

Have a Picnic

Spring is the perfect time to enjoy dining alfresco, but instead of just eating outside at a restaurant, gather the family together to enjoy a picnic in the park. This Canterbury Picnic Basket from Williams Sonoma makes planning a picnic a breeze. The wicker basket is filled with everything you'll need for the meal, including plates, glasses, cutlery, napkins, storage containers, and even the blanket. Toss in some sandwiches, snacks, and beverages and you're ready to go!

Go Camping

Campouts are a great way to teach children about nature, teamwork, and basic survival skills. They're also good for spending quality time together as a family, away from technology. Whether you're prepping for a weekend in the woods or planning to spend the night in the backyard, this Suisse Sport Tent from Kohl's will be your home away from home. It sleeps up to five people and features double "T" doors for easy access and a mesh ceiling for maximum ventilation.