Get Ready for Spring
Spring is nature’s way of saying LETS PARTY! Is your yard ready? Is your house ready? Spring is one of the best mood shifters with people. It seems to bring out the happier side of people because they can almost taste summer and more time outdoors! The snow has melted (or is melting) and the flowers are getting ready to bloom. How are you going to enjoy spring to the fullest?
PREP FOR THE OUTDOORS
Get your outdoor space ready for spring so you can enjoy it this summer instead of working on it in the heat. It doesn’t matter if you have a large yard or a small apartment walkout, now is a great time to start planning your garden and thinking about how you want to lay it out. You’re still about a month away from planting outdoors, but you can usher in spring by starting the seeding process indoors so you’re plants are ready. Oh, how we love the idea of getting the family involved during this time! It’s such a fun process for kids to learn the science behind how a seed becomes a plant!
PREP THE INDOORS
When thinking of spring, many people forget how important it is to get the inside of your house just as ready as the outside. Spring cleaning is never fun, (except you crazies who geek out about the KonMari method of tidying) but it really is essential in starting of your season right. When April showers are keeping you indoors, it’s time to pack all your winter things away as well as go through your summer items and donate things you no longer need. This is a small step in making a clutter-free home — reducing clutter reduces stress… allowing for more fun-filled days ahead! Get your kids involved in both the tidying and donation process so they can learn the importance of taking care of their possessions as well as what it means to selflessly give to others.
Even the smallest craft project can help bring in the spring spirit. A great way to celebrate the season and get the kids involved is to create craft projects inspired by the outdoors. Some of our favorites are making bird feeders, painting garden pots, making tissue flowers, and butterflies out of toilet paper rolls. Find some age friendly crafts on our Pinterest page here.
ENJOY YOUR COMMUNITY
With everyone coming out of hibernation as the weather starts to warm up, ‘tis the season to get out and enjoy the festivals in your area! Support your local community by attending a nearby festival — Art, music, country, or any type of festival — it’s a great opportunity to get outside and enjoy the fresh air. A great activity to do with the family and embrace the quality time together.
Now that you’re house, yard and attitude are spring-ready, you just opened up more stress-free time this to spend enjoying family and the outdoors! Well ya know, a game of Tri 21 is a quick and easy way to enjoy your hard work outside as well as spend quality time with family and friends.