Spring has sprung. Your playgroup can finally start moving away from indoor play dates and enjoy the increasing temperatures outdoors. Here are some spring play date options for your playgroup.
Why not enjoy the best the season has to offer? Set up a garden party so your little ones can sniff the early spring flowers. Set up a table or picnic blanket in the garden. Don’t have flowers growing in your backyard? Look for a local park with flowers. Just make sure the kids don’t pick the flowers.
Make it a potluck lunch, or just have everyone bring a light snack or finger food to share. Let the kids dance along with the flowers, or plan a garden-themed craft.
Instead of looking at someone else’s flowers, why not plant your own? Kids of all ages can plant seeds with a little parental help. Buy inexpensive containers, or ask everyone to bring a flower pot of their own. You’ll need potting soil — one bag should be enough if you’re just filling small flower pots. You’ll also need seeds. Choose a variety of flowers so the kids can pick what they like the best.
A playgroup Easter party is a fine way to welcome spring. Plan a few Easter crafts, such as dying eggs or making a bunny mask. Don’t forget the Easter egg hunt. Fill the eggs yourself, or ask all of the parents to bring a few eggs to contribute to the hunt.
If you don’t want to do the work yourself, plan your Easter play date around Easter activities in the community. Most cities host Easter egg hunts. Plan a meeting spot at the community hunt. You can pack a picnic to enjoy together afterward. You’ll also find Easter activities at libraries, children’s museums and other attractions that cater to children.
Enjoy the Season
Spring is a great time to get the kids out. After being cooped up all winter, they’ll enjoy stretching their legs with all of their playgroup friends.