Spring Activities

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Spring offers fun opportunities to explore nature with little ones and to celebrate the season

Enjoy doing these fun activities with your kids in the spring:

Spot the Flowers

I made up a car game that I played with my children in the early spring.
Its rules were simple: Whoever saw a flower (or a clump of flowers) got a point, but when a sibling
spotted a trash can, that child caused the flower spotter to “throw away” all her points. Even now,
my grown children always notice when flowers start blooming.

—Harriet E. Michael

Pre-Mother’s Day & Pre-Father’s Day

My husband and I started a celebration when my oldest child was 5. On the day before Mother’s Day,
our girl (and on the day before Father’s Day, our boys) received breakfast in bed and a nice card
with our thoughts, encouragement and prayers for their future. Sometimes we also gave them an
inexpensive gift. It helped them look forward to their adult years, when they would be parents. The
celebration had an unexpected side effect: training our children to understand how my husband and I
would like to be treated on our special days.

—Kathleen Castellanos

Whispering the Good News

As our pastor told the Good Friday story, my 3-year-old son, Josiah, sat on the floor, pretending
the chair in front of him was a car. I sat him on my lap and began doodling on the back of the
bulletin. I drew Jesus (a stick figure) hanging on the Cross.

I whispered the story as I
drew: “They put a nail in His hand.” I tapped my pencil point into the center of Jesus’ stick figure
hand three times. “Then they put a nail in the other hand.” Tap. Tap. Tap.

I drew a simple
tomb and whispered that Jesus was buried and then came back to life on the third day. I drew an
angel and a smiling Mary Magdalene.

“Can you draw Jesus again, Mommy?” Josiah asked.

drew it a few more times, the same simple, yet beautiful story told with the same simple

Two weeks later, Jesus’ death came up in conversation. Josiah interrupted to loudly
exclaim, “They put nails in his hands!”

Teaching God’s Word to our little ones is as easy as
a few stick figures and simple whispers.

—Erica Renaud

Summer Sneak Peek

I help my kids ward off spring fever using “summer sneak peeks” — short activities that our
family normally does in summer. The activities might be a trip to the zoo, an
evening wading in the creek or a camp-out in the backyard.

I tell my children that I’m planning a summer sneak peek and mark the day on the calendar. Their anticipation is key. When they
start to itch for summer, I remind them that a glimpse of it is on the way.

—Stacey Pardoe

“Spot the Flowers,” “Pre-Mother’s Day & Pre-Father’s Day,” “Whispering the Good News” and “Summer Sneak Peek” first appeared in the April/May 2019 issue of Focus on the Family magazine. The compiled article “Spring Activities” first appeared on FocusOnTheFamily.com (2019).

“Spot the Flowers” © 2019 by Harriet E. Michael. “Pre-Mother’s Day & Pre-Father’s Day” © 2019 by Kathleen Castellanos. “Whispering the Good News” © 2019 by Erica Renaud. “Summer Sneak Peek” © 2019 by Stacey Pardoe. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

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