Spring is here! Everyone is scrambling to get outside and enjoy the warm weather after a long, snowy winter. If you’re pressed for ideas of outdoor activities, here are some ideas from some great children’s books!
Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert. This book is about a mother and child duo who plant a rainbow of flowers and watch them grow. What a wonderful idea to add some beauty to your yard, and teach your child about gardening! This book is good for children 2 years and older.
Two Blue Jays by Anne Rockwell and Megan Halsey. This book is about some classmates who observe blue jays and all their different behaviours. Reading this book could lead to a fun spring activity – birdwatching! This book is good for children 3 years and older.
Maple Syrup Season by Ann Purmell. This book is great for this time of spring, when sugar shacks are at their peak! Read this book and learn about how this family makes maple syrup, and then head to a sugar shack to see it in action! And the best part, pick up some maple syrup on the way out. This book is good for children 4 years and older.
Who Likes Rain? By Wong Herbert Yee. We might not like the rain after the summer we had last year, but kids probably still enjoy jumping in the puddles! This is an interactive Q&A book that teaches you what animals enjoy the rain too. Use this book to still learn during and enjoy those rainy spring days!
Mud Flat Spring by James Stevenson. Follow the animals at Mud Flat as they welcome spring, and maybe try out some of the activities on your own! Just be sure to have a bath ready at the end of it. This book is good for children 6-9 years old.
Let us know what your favourite spring activities are!