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50 Nostalgic Spring Activities


Nostalgia Diaries Pop Quiz! The air is getting warmer, the birds are chirping, the sun is shining brighter, flowers are blooming everywhere… What season is it?

It’s Spring!

Since the emergence of Spring brings all kinds of opportunities to channel your inner child, we decided to round up 50 Nostalgic Spring Activities to share with you for Throwback Thursday today.

Because who wouldn’t want to relive those fun, easy-going childhood times filled with picnicking and kite flying and flower picking and puddle jumping and bubble blowing?

We’ve even compiled these 50 Nostalgic Spring Activities into a FREE download (complete with check boxes!) for you to print out and slap up on your fridge. Maybe by the end of Spring you’ll be able to check off all these activities — and if not, well, hey, at least you had fun trying!

So what are you waiting for? Grab the kids or a loved one or a friend — or even just yourself! –and get busy celebrating Spring. We think these are perfect ways to make some memories today that you’ll remember tomorrow.


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1. Go on a picnic
2. Fly a kite
3. Plant seeds
4. Play on a playground
5. Lay in the grass
6. Bird watch
7. Search for four-leaf clovers
8. Splash in puddles
9. Go on a scavenger hunt
10. Build a birdhouse
11. Wear flowers in your hair
12. Twirl in a field
13. Get ice cream
14. Take a bike ride
15. Play hide and seek
16. Climb a tree
17. Blow bubbles
18. Try to catch a butterfly
19. Enjoy a sunrise
20. Watch a sunset
21. Catch raindrops on your tongue
22. Star gaze
23. Look for a rainbow after it rains
24. Go to a park
25. Eat a Popsicle
26. Play hopscotch
27. Take a hike
28. Jump rope
29. Have a tea party
30. Hunt for caterpillars
31. Make a wish on a dandelion
32. Read on a rainy day
33. Go to a drive-in movie
34. Pick wildflowers
35. Play in a fountain
36. Make a pet rock
37. Make shapes out of clouds
38. Play Frisbee
39. Make a bird feeder
40. Draw with sidewalk chalk
41. Make a spring music playlist
42. Build a fairy garden
43. Play leap frog
44. Skip stones
45. Buy a fun umbrella
46. Have a barbecue
47. Play miniature golf
48. Press flowers in a book
49. Take a day trip
50. Make s’mores

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Let us know: What are some of your favorite springtime activities?


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63 thoughts on “50 Nostalgic Spring Activities

  1. I love all of these simple, memory making ideas! I think this list will help ease those long summer days with ‘nothing’ to do! Visiting you from Blogging with Heart!

  2. I was just thinking that I need to get my little guy some bubbles!!! And yes yes yes to twirling in field. 🙂

  3. Great list. There are a lot of activities that I have never done, so who knows maybe I can try some of these out this year. Thanks for sharing this 😊

  4. Laying on the grass, getting ice cream, and going to a drive in movie or on the top of my list!

  5. These are so much fun! I definitely want to make sure I do as many of these as possible with my daughter!

  6. I love this list! It does make me nostalgic for my childhood. I would love to do every item with my daughter and I know I will probably have even more fun! It would be really fun to a picture journal to accompany each activity.

  7. I love this! We are so electronic/tech focused, that the things we did and enjoyed when we were younger are almost no longer.

    1. I agree! That’s why we are here! To help people celebrate their past to help create better days today. 🙂 Electronics and tech have their place, but no reason why we cannot enjoy now some of the things we used to enjoy from our past! Thanks for reading!

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