Nobody (and I truly mean nobody) was more excited than me when Punxsutawney Phil called for an early spring. I’m choosing to ignore the fact that he’s only been correct 40% of the time and diving into all things spring. So long, winter. Your snowfalls have been beautiful and thankfully you’ve been pretty mild. So long, car scraping. So long, snow suits.
With spring just around the corner, I am thankful to live in a city that has so much to offer from baseball to parks to museums. Here are some fun things that you can do at home or out and about with your little ones this spring:
Make family March Madness Brackets.
Enjoy some pizza or pie on 3-14.
Wear green on St. Patrick’s Day.
Go on a picnic.
Ride the Easter Bunny Express on the LM&M Railroad.
Decorate Easter eggs.
Enjoy some s’mores made with Peeps.
Read The Twelve Days of Springtime.
Read The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
Make a coffee filter butterfly.
Make a bird feeder.
Visit the Cincinnati Zoo and see the new hippos!
Go to a Cincinnati Red’s game.
Fly a kite.
Play in the rain.
Curl up with a good book on a rainy day.
Jump in a mud puddle.
Celebrate Earth Day with a craft.
Visit a state park.
Go hiking at Caesar’s Creek.
Go paddle boating at Sharon Woods Park.
Ride the carousel at Smale Riverfront Park.
Go to King’s Island.
Create beautiful artwork with sidewalk chalk.
Take a bike ride.
Visit Findley Market or your local farmer’s market.
Make a dish with seasonal ingredients.
Play yard games like frisbee, bocce, or corn hole.
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo.
Make your own piñata.
Go on a walk at sunset.
Go fruit picking at Blooms & Berries Farm Market.
Celebrate Mother’s Day.
Celebrate Father’s Day.
Run through the sprinkler.
Take a family jumping picture.
Eat some Graeter’s.