Thursday, April 2, 2015

Our Favorite Spring Things: Toddler Activities & Crafts

Spring is here and we are one step closer to shorts weather!

We are so excited to be outside in the sunshine again. E and I both love the outdoors plus it's a great way to burn off all of his toddler energy! Today I'm sharing a few of our favorite spring activities and crafts with the One Year and Beyond link-up.

Here are a few ways we are keeping busy indoors and outdoors:

Our Favorite Spring Toddler Activities & Crafts


Go On a Nature Walk // We found a fake leaf on one of our recent walks and E was so proud! There is always something new to see or collect when exploring outside.


Make a Playdough Pizza // When it's a bit too chilly outside, we stay in and play with our homemade playdough. E loves to make "pizza"!


Take a Stroller Walk or Run // This is mom's favorite! When I want to get in some extra exercise, E and I take the stroller out to run a few miles. It's still a bit cool and breezy here most days so we use the weather shield on our stroller. My pace is slowing a lot at 30 weeks pregnant but E still falls right to sleep.


Color with Mess-Free Markers // Color Wonder markers rock because they only color on the Color Wonder book! E isn't picky about what he colors on so these markers have been a mess-saver for me.


Chalk It Up // The snow has melted off our sidewalks and we now have a whole new art canvas to scribble on! As long as your toddler won't eat the chalk, this is a fun and safe art project plus the mess stays outside!


Thank you to Host Heather Leigh and Co-Hosts Ally, Faith, Our Family Grace, and Hannah for organizing the One Year and Beyond link-up.

One Year and Beyond Topics:
April 2 // Spring activities and craft ideas for toddlers.
April 9 // How you keep your toddler occupied while grocery shopping.
April 15 // Potty Training.
April 22 // Favorite Spring activities.
April 29 // Clothes shopping for your toddler. (Deals, where to shop, saving money, etc.)

What are your favorite spring activities?


8 comments:

  1. I love Spring and getting out and enjoying the nice weather! We usually do a lot of playdough outside on our patio table, but lately we haven't done that. Thank you for the reminder!

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    1. Playing with playdough outside is genius! I've never thought to try that. We will have to try that this summer :) Then the mess stays outside at least!

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  2. Love that you linked up this week! It looks like a lot of our activities are so similar! Aren't those color wonder markers and paper amazing?! I LOVE them! They allow us to color in the living room and pretty much anywhere else the little guy wants to. And yes for walks! I love them. I haven't run in over a year, but walking makes my heart happy and I know it's good for me. I'm impressed that you are still running at 30 weeks pregnant, way to go mama! :)

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    1. Just being outside in the sunshine in general makes me happy! These days, I'm content to sit on the patio in the backyard and let our son run around like a crazy man. Can't wait for summer :) Thank you for hosting this link-up! I love connecting with other toddler moms!

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  3. Love your ideas! You're amazing for running at 30 weeks! You go girl!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by AND for hosting, Heather!

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  4. That play dough pizza is a great idea! Good for you for still running. My energy has tanked these past few weeks, so I'm trying to fit in any sunshine I can to bring it up.

    I can't wait until we're moved and I can break out some chalk for Reese. Living in an apartment sure has brought it's challenges, but it's been worth it to find the house we really wanted ;).

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    1. It definitely is worth the wait to find the house that is "just right" for you and your family! I hope your energy comes back for you soon! Mine has been hit and miss since the third trimester started... some days are great, then I usually overdo it and am back to tired again for a couple more days :) That nesting energy boost should be coming to us both soon!

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