The winter can often feel endless, and it’s normal to look forward to spring and all the changes it brings. The flowers are blooming, and everything starts to look a whole lot greener. Creating a bucket list is the best way to experience the best of spring.
Jump ahead to these sections:
- Spring Bucket List Ideas for Families
- Spring Bucket List Ideas for Kids and Toddlers
- Spring Bucket List Ideas for Couples
- Spring Break Bucket List Ideas
Spring is a symbol of rebirth and renewal. It builds anticipation for the summer ahead, and it’s a time to dust off the chill of the colder months. Some activities are sweeter during the spring, so fill your calendar with this list of 25 must-do spring activities.
Spring Bucket List Ideas for Families
Families understandably might go a bit stir crazy in the winter when everyone’s stuck inside. Once things begin to thaw, it’s time to get out and about with this list of spring bucket list ideas for families.
1. Go hiking
Seeing nature in all of its glory is one of the best parts of the springtime. Taking a walk as a family or going on a hike on a local trail lets you see that natural cycle of life in action.
2. Visit a farm
Most parts of the world are within driving distance of a local farm. In the spring, these places come alive more than usual. Many farms open their doors to the public and welcome guests to enjoy some fresh produce and explore.
3. Have a picnic
There’s something magical about eating outside. Pack a lunch, bring a blanket, and join the family on an outdoor picnic.
4. Fly a kite
The perfect time to fly a kite is on a breezy spring day. While it’s a bit of a challenge to get the kite to take off, it’s exhilarating when it’s finally flying high.
5. Plant a small garden
Gardening is a fun hobby that the entire family can get in on. For younger kids, gardening is also a great way to experience caring for another living thing.
6. Make a bird feeder
Crafting as a family can be a fun activity. Making a bird feeder is simple for kids of all ages, and it comes with a big reward. Being able to watch the birds visit your yard is a treat of its own!
7. Spring cleaning
Though this isn’t as fun as other things on this list, it certainly can be. Spring cleaning makes room for more fun in the summertime, so take some time to sort through toys and clothes for donations during the spring.
8. Celebrate Earth Day
Earth Day takes place every April, and it’s a great opportunity to introduce kids to sustainability. Talk about the importance of protecting the environment, and get everyone in on the fun.
Spring Bucket List Ideas for Kids and Toddlers
Including the little ones in on the fun is the best way to get everyone excited about the changing seasons. When it comes to including kids and toddlers, here are some age-appropriate activities.
9. Make an outdoor fort
With the weather getting nicer, now is the time to get crafty outside. Making an outdoor fort can be as simple as using a few sheets and boxes, but it affords endless hours of fun.
10. Bake treats
Baking is fun all times of the year, and spring is no exception. Since the weather is less chilly, this is the perfect time to whip out new recipes like pie, cookies, or cupcakes. Think about some fun spring decorations, and you’ve got yourself the perfect afternoon activity.
11. Go to a museum
Spring is actually a great time to visit local museums. The summer crowds aren’t quite at their peak yet, so you can take advantage of the full range of offerings with your kids.
12. Host a tea party
In Victorian times, spring meant tea parties. This upscale activity is fun for kids (and adults) of all ages. All you need is a tea set, some snacks, and tea or lemonade. How fancy!
13. Pick wildflowers
Some of your local blooms might surprise you with how gorgeous they are. If you have any wildflowers near you, spend an afternoon picking your favorites as a family.
14. Stargaze outside
Because nighttime is less chilly, this is the perfect time to go stargazing. Looking up at the night sky is exciting for kids of all ages!
15. Play an outdoor game
By now, the little ones are tired of indoor games. It’s time to take things outside. Outdoor games like frisbee or crochet are a lot of fun in the springtime.
16. Visit a local park
If there are any local parks near you, now is the time to visit. Crowds are still low before the summertime, and there is so much to explore.
Spring Bucket List Ideas for Couples
From new date night ideas to the perfect day outside, spring is a great season for couples. Try these ideas below to sweeten things with your special someone. Read our guide on couples bucket list ideas for more.
17. Take a weekend trip
Taking a short trip together as a couple is not only a great way to test your relationship, but it lets you see your significant other in a new environment.
18. Volunteer together
Why not do good this spring? There are countless big and small ways to give back, so why not put your spring to good use by volunteering?
19. Go to a baseball game.
In the U.S., the arrival of spring means the start of baseball season. Even if you’re a new fan, you can still jump in on the action when you head to a ball game.
20. Visit the farmer’s market
Spend the morning at a local farmer’s market together. Pick fresh produce and then cook dinner for two!
21. Exercise outdoors
Who said you need to go to the gym to get a good workout? There are plenty of ways to exercise outside together from running to kayaking.
22. See live music
The spring is also prime time for outdoor concerts. You can find a local, cheap show or see someone you’ve always admired.
23. See a drive-in movie
While you might need to travel far to find this nowadays, it’s definitely worth the extra effort. There’s nothing cozier than watching a movie in your car with your special someone.
24. Go mini-golfing
It doesn't matter if you’re awful at mini-golf, this is still a super fun date idea. It’s perfect for those cool spring nights.
Spring Break Bucket List Ideas
If you’re wondering how to make a travel bucket list or what to do during your next spring break, we’ve got you covered. Spring break is all about exploring or relaxing, depending on your style.
25. Go to the beach
Whether you just take a stroll along the sand or sunbath in the warm weather, visiting the beach is the ultimate spring break activity.
26. Travel to a new country
If it’s in the budget, traveling to another country is an exciting change of pace for your spring break.
27. Go on a road trip
All you need is a playlist, a destination, and some friends to hit the road. A road trip really proves that life is about the journey, not the destination.
28. Read (and finish) a book
It’s easy to pick up a new novel off the bestseller shelves, but how often do you actually finish it? Taking the time to read and finish a book is a huge spring break accomplishment.
29. Have a staycation
If you can’t afford a vacation, why not a “staycation?” Basically, treat your own city like you’re a tourist seeing it for the first time. What would you explore?
30. Send a postcard
Take a bit of time to reach out to someone in your life with a postcard. These are a fun memento they can hold onto forever.
31. Host a dinner
Another great way to connect with loved ones is to host a dinner. Invite some friends and family over and serve your favorite meal.
32. Take a day trip
Last but not least, take a day trip somewhere new. Whether it’s to a local city or a new park, it’s sure to be an adventure.
Make the Most of the Season
Spring is the season that’s overlooked the most often. It’s not as warm as the summer, and it doesn’t have the same exciting holidays as the winter. That being said, spring is still a great time to have fun either on your own or with the ones you love. Whether you’re planning activities for the whole family or you’re looking for exciting things to do over spring break, this list has you covered.
Do you have a bucket list? Making a summer bucket list in addition to your spring bucket list is a great way to prepare for the seasons ahead. With so many daily distractions and worries getting in our way, having something to look forward to like a must-do list of activities makes life a little bit sweeter.