If your toddler is anything like mine, he or she is probably constantly on the go. One way to use up toddler’s extra energy is to do fun, creative activities together. So today I want to share some awesome spring activities for toddlers that will not only keep them occupied, but also help with their growth and development.
I’m not a super crafty person, so I personally like activities that are easy to put together—and relatively easy to clean up.
Recently Elijah and I did a sensory bin together, and I’m kicking myself for not doing it sooner! It was far easier to put together and clean up than I thought it would be, and he had so much fun.
Which has then inspired me to be a bit more proactive in doing organized activities with him. If you’re looking for some fun activities to do with your toddler this spring, keep reading!
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Spring Activities For Toddlers
Sensory bins are a great way to engage a toddler’s senses and encourage them to explore the world and how it works.
These activities are typically contained to a plastic container, and has a variety of colors, textures, tastes, and smells to explore.
- Easter Sensory Bin
- Spring Sensory Bin
- Flowers & Water Beads Sensory Bin (A Flourishing Rose)
- Spring Flowers Sensory Bin (My Bored Toddler)
Easter Themed Activities
Activities centered around holidays can be a lot of fun. Not to mention mixing up your normal assortment of go-to activities (we all have them). Check out the following creative Easter themed activities.
- Easter Sensory Bin
- Eggsellent Easter Art (Making Motherhood Matter)
- Easter Egg Craft (The Wild West 3)
- Bubble Wrap Dyed Easter Eggs (U Ready, Teddy?)
- DIY Resurrection Eggs (Families With Grace)
- Easter Egg STEM Activity (From Engineer To SAHM)
- Coloring and dying Easter eggs
- Easter egg hunt
St. Patrick’s Day Activities
St. Patrick’s Day can be a really fun holiday for a toddler, but is so often overlooked. Don’t forget to take advantage of the holiday and try out some of these St. Patty’s themed activities.
- St. Patty’s Day Tinker Tray (U Ready, Teddy?)
- Leprechaun Snow (Team Cartwright)
- St. Patrick’s Day scavenger hunt
Inside Spring Activities For Toddlers
Of course, spring typically brings a fair amount of rainy days with it. On these days, I like to have activities around to help constructively use my toddler’s energy.
You know, instead of him dumping his toys literally everywhere so that he can play with just a couple of them.
Coloring in a spring themed coloring book
Coloring is one of the easiest go to activities. All you need is a spring themed coloring book to turn this into a themed activity.
I like to keep some Crayola crayons on hand, along with coloring books. It makes for a good rainy day activity. It’s also a great way to redirect excess energy and settle down.
Egg Shell Sensory Art (Mosswood Connections)
Egg Shell Sensory Art is a great toddler activity by Mosswood Connections!
In this activity, your toddler uses saved and colored egg shells to create beautiful art. This is a great way to reuse eggs shells, and makes for a great sensory activity as well.
Cherry Blossom Art (Simple Moments Stick)
If you’re looking for a good painting activity, this Cherry Blossom art project is great for spring!
This is absolutely beautiful, and incredibly easy to make!
While the instructions call for construction paper, I would personally use heavier paper, such as watercolor paper. But that’s just me!
Color a cardboard box
While toddler activities are a lot of fun, sometimes a simple cardboard box is all you need.
Next time you need an easy inside activity, try giving your toddler some crayons and let them go to town on a cardboard box. You’ll be surprised at how long it keeps them entertained!
Build a fort
Maybe fort building is exactly Spring themed, but it does make for a great rainy day activity. And Spring is full of rainy days!
Grab some sheets or blankets and build a fort under a table or with some chairs. You can even use couch cushions!
Alternatively, you could use a tent for a little less cleanup. Elijah always loves when we put up his tent—he always has a ball!
Activities from Busy Bee Learning
If you’re looking for some more organized activities, check out the Busy Bee Learning activity pack. This activity pack has 50 Spring themed activities your toddler will love!
From scavenger hunts, matching games, and more, these simple activities focus on learning and fun.
Make an obstacle course
If your toddler is super active, an obstacle course will likely be a hit! Use whatever you have around the house to create a course.
For extra fun, invest in these fun obstacle elements:
Painting can be a fun activity, and can surprisingly keep toddlers busy for a long time.
If you’re around here for any length of time, you’ll know that I’m a big reader. And with a lot of consistency, my toddler is turning into one too!
I’m also a sucker for themed books, at least when it comes to kids books. You can check out some of favorites here:
Outdoor Spring Activities For Toddlers
And last but not least, try out some of these outdoor spring activities with your toddler next time it’s nice out.
As the weather gets nicer and nicer, Elijah and I are getting out more and more. And when we do, we often do some of these fun outdoor activities!
- Go for a walk
- Go to the park/playground
- Play with chalk
- Jump in puddles
- Go on a nature hike
- Pick flowers
- Blow bubbles
- Look for bugs
- Go on a scavenger hunt
- Play in a sand box
- Feed the ducks/turtles
- Plant flowers/plants (Mama’s Organized Chaos)
- Create a toddler garden (The Well Planned Mama)
What’s your favorite activity?
Now let’s hear from you! What’s your favorite spring activity?