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15 Spring Traditions to Start As A Family

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Looking for the best spring traditions to start as a family?

Does your family have any spring traditions that you like to do each year together? Spring is technically defined as March, April, and May. It’s such a wonderful time of year and a reminder of how beautiful change can be. It’s a period of regrowth and rebirth.

“April hath put a spirit of youth in everything.” –Shakespeare

It’s so beautiful to see all of the baby flowers blossoming and buds sprouting. The grass turns greener, the air feels fresher and the earth does its job of reproducing all of the stunning beauty it has to offer.

“Creating seasonal traditions is a wonderful way to honor the rhythms of nature, and notice the passage of time in our lives.” –Wabi-Sabi: Japanese Wisdom for a Perfectly Imperfect Life by Beth Kempton

15 Best Spring Traditions:

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March

1. Volunteer as a Family

It’s really important to give back as residents of this beautiful world. Serving or volunteering can be a great way to connect with your family while doing something good for the world. This is a great activity to do at least once every season as well. During the spring, you might find some opportunities to volunteer with outdoor clean-up projects, community gardens, and much more.

2. Spring Cleaning

This is probably already one of the pretty regular “spring traditions” in most homes. The annual deep clean. Why not include everyone in on it though? Dedicate one day each spring to everyone getting down and dirty with deep cleaning the house. As the mom, you might want to create a master list of all that needs to be done. Then, have everyone choose what they want to do to try and give some autonomy. Put on some fun music, open up the windows, and of course, promise a fun dinner after all the hard work is done!

3. Family Yard Work Day

Family Yard Work Day is one of the more special spring traditions, and one I always did growing up. As the weather starts to change, everyone gets outside and helps pull weeds, lay mulch, and wash stones. It can be a really nice way to teach kids about gardening and taking care of mother nature as well as maintaining a home. Maybe bring out some fresh iced tea or lemonade and sandwiches mid-day for a quick little pick-me-up.

4. St. Patrick’s Day Dinner (March 17th)

As mentioned in the quote above, having seasonal traditions is a great way for us to keep track of and notice the passage of time in our lives. It creates consistency and emphasizes family as a priority. A super easy and classic spring tradition is to cook roast beef and green cabbage on St. Patrick’s Day. It’s festive, hearty, yummy, and why the heck not am I right? Find a recipe you like, and make it fun. Here is a wonderful Irish Soda Bread recipe I tried and we LOVED it.

5. Wear Green for St. Patrick’s Day

Ok obviously, this is fun with kids but why not adults too? And I mean it doesn’t have to be as cheesy as it sounds. Put on an olive tank under a sweater, or idk, some forest green leggings and a tan crewneck. It can be cute and festive and fun without being dorky or lame!

April

6. Garden as a Family

Once the yard work is done, the fun part can start where you get to actually plant your garden. This is so fun to include kids in deciding what to plant and teaching them about how the growth process works. This is a wonderful way to get kids learning and invested in nature and healthy living.

7. Decorate Easter Eggs

Of course, this spring tradition is probably done in most Christian households because it’s just so festive and fun! We all did it as kids, our kids will do it, and their kids will do it. At least in America, it’s simply just the thing you do for Easter. Make it fun, and exciting, and just enjoy this seasonal spring tradition.

8. Do Easter Baskets

Kinda like a mini Christmas, Easter Baskets are always such a fun family tradition. It doesn’t need to be expensive, but just making it intentional, thoughtful, and exciting is the way to go. Honestly, it can be fun for adults too. You and your husband can make each other Easter baskets too. At the end of the day, just keep it simple and have fun, and don’t stress yourself out. Life is meant to be ENJOYED!

Here are a few Easter basket inspiration ideas for kids, moms, and hubbys.

9. Enjoy Easter Brunch

It’s always nice to celebrate our beloved Savior rising from the dead with a wonderful Easter Brunch. Mimosas, veggie trays, and deviled eggs are favorites in our family. Since we live in a different country than our family members currently, we really look forward to the days when we can all be together again and have big easter celebrations with all the aunts, uncles, cousins, and grandparents. Having easter egg hunts and playing games and eating food is really what it’s all about.

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10. Attend An Easter Church Service

Growing up, we went to an amazing church in our hometown and the Easter church service was always so moving for our family. This can be a great easter tradition to do together and just a great reminder of the real reason why we celebrate Easter. No clue where bunnies got tied into Jesus but it’s just the way it is so we go with it. Ultimately though, it’s important we teach kids about Jesus and the story, but even as adults we can use a reminder of why we celebrate Easter.

May

11. Have a Family Beach Day

In most parts of the country, May is when the weather starts getting warmer and summer is right around the corner. If it fits in your location, maybe do an annual family beach day. This could be just your family, or heck, you could plan it with all the cousins to make it even more awesome. Whatever you decide, it can be a fun mark that summer is on the way. Not to mention how nice it always is to soak up the sun and be out by the water.

12. Have Mother’s Day Tea (Second Sunday of May)

Mother’s day is always the second Sunday in May. I highly encourage you to host a Mother’s Day Tea for your mother and mother-in-law. You can get them flowers, create a beautiful playlist to put on in the background, brew some tea, and make yummy finger sandwiches.

Hopefully by this time your garden has bloomed and you guys can just enjoy the day celebrating you, your moms, and what a beautiful gift it is to be a mom.

13. Gift Bouquets From Your Garden

Once the flowers in your garden are bloomed, it’s an amazing spring tradition to handpick flowers with your kiddos. Then you can wrap them in kraft paper, tie them with twine and add a short and sweet note. Have fun with these! Make a bunch and deliver them to brighten someone’s day. Whether that’s grandma, other family members, friends, neighbors, or even a stranger! Giving bouquets away from your garden is a wonderful thing to do in the spring to give back and make someone smile.

14. Visit the Farmer’s Market

Farmer’s markets are usually thriving during the spring because the produce is going strong, the plants and flowers are out, the bees are making lots of honey and everyone is just more joyous overall. I highly encourage you to bring your family to the farmer’s market often. It’s really important to give back to small local business owners, not to mention the health benefits of buying locally. You can just google farmer’s market’s near you and attend them on the weekends.

15. Go to the Zoo

Going to the zoo is such a fun and educational thing to do. Although it can be quite sad seeing caged animals, it’s important to focus on the educational aspect of it. It’s a great, interesting thing to do to observe other animals and the way they behave, as well as learn all of the fun facts and tidbits about the way they work and how similar we are!

I really hope you liked these spring traditions to do with your family and that they bring you guys closer this spring, and spark lots of fun times together!

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