10 Spring Activities for Babies and Toddlers

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Enjoying Spring with your Baby

10 Spring Activites for Babies & Toddlers

We made it – it’s officially spring! Spring is all about growth, new beginnings, celebrating the outdoors and feeling the sunshine…and the rain. These are the kind of days that can start out chilly but warm up fast, so layering is essential. Get prepared by keeping baby dry, comfortable and sweat-free in our natural wicking baby clothes! We are the first baby activewear brand. And now it’s time to kick it off spring with some classic seasonal activities to do with your little one! These are guaranteed smile-makers!

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Get Toddlers Involved with your Gardening

Let’s Go Fly a Kite: Whether you create your own, or buy one, this activity is plain and simple joy!

Catch fire flies: All you need are your hands, a jar or bug box, and then watch these amazing bugs light up. Just remember to let them go after your baby observes them for a little while!

Go on a Picnic: Spread out a comfy blanket in your backyard or venture to a favorite scenic spot for lunch or dinner. Instant fun for all ages.

Plant a garden, bulbs, or seeds: Show your toddler how to dig, plant, water and nurture plants. Love and respect for nature is a priceless gift that your child will take with them always.

Cloud Gazing: What shapes, animals or other interesting things can you and your toddler see in the clouds? Lay in the grass and look up, or pause during a walk and let your imaginations run wild!

Go for a Nature Walk: Check out the wonders of nature with your child. Our previous blog post on Early Spring Nature Walks gives some ideas of what to look for!

Make Mud Pies! What baby or toddler doesn’t love a good, muddy pie—with mud-caked hands to boot! Let them get really dirty. Lark Adventurewear has the perfect infant activewear for down and dirty playing!

April Showers: Pull those boots on and let your kiddo jump around in rain puddles, or collect rain drops in a watering can to be used on a sunny day. Side note: Adults are also allowed to hop around in puddles!

Outdoor Yoga: Bring your mat outside and teach your toddler some moves, or let baby enjoy some fresh air tummy time!

Explore the neighborhood: Walk and talk with your child about what you notice changing from day to day in your neighborhood. Is the grass coming in? Are the flowers beginning to bloom? Any birds’ nests? What do they smell? Hear?

Whatever you choose to do this spring, delight in the experience and make great memories with your baby!

“It’s spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you’ve got it, you want—oh, you don’t quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!”
― Mark Twain

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Early Spring Nature Walks With Baby

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Spring is on the way, and in honor of this splendid season, we thought we’d share some ideas for “signs of spring” nature walks with your little adventurer! Your child can use all their senses on a fun jaunt, whether it’s around your neighborhood, on a hike, at the park, or even just in your yard. On a typical spring day, your baby will also need fewer layers—hurray! We recommend our infant activewear, with our natural wicking fabric, which will keep infants and toddlers dry, sweat-free and comfortable. It’s almost time to venture out and hunt for spring! No more sweaty babies!

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What to watch for:

Budding grass, trees and flowers such as daffodils and crocuses: Let your toddler smell, touch and have fun! Our baby clothes are the perfect play clothes for being outdoors and delighting in the dirt and nature.

Birds’ nests: Since the trees aren’t yet in full bloom, it should be easier to spot already built nests, and those that are still in process.

Birds singing: Listen closely! Depending on where you live you might hear the House finch, the Fox sparrow or the American robin singing.

Bird migration: In early spring, if you look up, you may see kingfishers, cowbirds, meadowlarks, woodpeckers, mourning doves, or field sparrows.

Butterflies: Keep your eyes peeled, and it’s possible you could catch a glimpse the earliest spring butterflies such as Brimstone, Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock and Comma butterflies gliding though cool air.

Bugs such as caterpillars and worms: If worms are not a harbinger of spring, then we don’t know what is! Let your baby observe them for a while.

The earthy smell of spring: One of the best smells and one that can never be replicated…a mixture of grass, dampness, rain and soil. Spend a moment and breathe it in.

Baby animals: Many animals are born in the spring. If you’re lucky, you may discover some in your travels!

Enjoy this wonderful time of new beginnings and growth!