Stop along the way to visit the grandparents and have a picnic. While you're checking out the new spring flowers, pick a bouquet for grandma.
While every day activities can lead to rituals and traditions, you might find the spring holidays an excellent source of inspiration as well.
Along with warmer weather and fresh bright colors, Spring ushers in a basket full of holidays. Your celebrating could mean donning a mask on Fat Tuesday, hunting for Easter eggs, tricking a friend with an April Fool's Day trick, planting a tree for Earth Day, enjoying a delicious Mother's Day brunch, or feasting on Kosher foods. No matter what holidays you celebrate, you can create treasured traditions to share with the kids.
We asked a few of our members what makes their springtime special.
Jessica says, "Bella is three now. This year we made our first Easter Egg pinata with paper mache and bright tissue paper. She broke it all by herself. I loved her excitement, from making it, to finishing it, to breaking it! We'll definately do this every year."
Karlie shares that she, "...loves Saint Patrick's Day. My dad and I work together a make a crazy leprechan trap. Our rule is that we have to use stuff around the house. I have a bin in my room that I stash things in months ahead. After we build it and bait it, we go out for a green milk shake."
Carrie in Seattle shares that, "There's a small stream near our house. We walk past it each time we go to the library. Three years ago the kids noticed how much litter accumulated over the winter. We made cleaning it up our family's yearly Earth Day project. Each year we seem to add a bit more to the tradition. Now we've added a scavenger hunt, a bird and bug search and end with a picnic at the park."
Does your family have a favorite springtime tradition? Maybe you countdown the days to daylight saving time or hunt for the first wild flower. Please share how you turn ordinary days into something extra special!
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