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Spring Activity Ideas for Seniors, Adults, & Families

Updated: Nov 8, 2023

New England in the spring is something special! It feels as though nature is waking up from it's winter slumber. The longer, warmer days are sure to make you feel happy about spring and summer days to come. Beautiful flowers and the sounds of birds chirping don't hurt either! Enjoy this spring no matter what your age is with these spring activity ideas.

  • Make a springy treat. Spring is associated with bright and light flavors! Bake a treat that tastes like spring: lemon bars, carrot cake, strawberry cheesecake, and lemon ricotta cookies are just a few ideas of a yummy goodie to get a taste of spring.

  • Get crafty! Paint rocks. This can be a fun way to spread joy throughout your community! Paint some small rocks with flowers, animals, positive quotes or sayings, etc. and leave them for a stranger to find in your favorite public park or space. Not only will it be a fun activity for you, but it will also bring joy to whoever finds it! Do a spring coloring page. Buy a new coloring book or print free coloring pages to decompress and get in the mood for spring!

  • Enjoy the outdoors : Have a picnic at a park. Pack up some sandwiches and picnic foods and enjoy some time outside on a sunny day. Bring lawn chairs or a picnic blanket and soak up some sun! Relax in an outdoor area. If you have a deck or porch to enjoy, be sure to spend some time relaxing outside. Another alternative is visiting a park or beach to enjoy the scenery, and watch nature wake up from winter hibernation! Visit a farmer's market and get fresh produce. There is nothing better than farm fresh produce! Stock up on what's in season by visiting a local farmer's market. Go for a walk. Many studies have shown various benefits of going for a walk, including improved memory function! Go for a walk on a nice spring day and enjoy the sounds of spring and nature. It will be oh so relaxing! Plan & plant a vegetable garden or flowers! Spring is a great time to plan out a veggie garden for the summer and begin planting! You will thank yourself when you're enjoying fresh produce straight from your backyard this summer. Or, if veggie gardening isn't your thing, plant some spring flowers to bring color to your yard! The spring is a wonderful time to be outside and get your garden ready for the heat of summer. Fly a kite. There are no shortage of windy days in the spring. See this as an opportunity to get outside and fly a kite at a park or the beach!

  • Relax inside : Do a spring-themed puzzle or crossword/word search. Not only will it help to keep your mind sharp, but it will also get you into the season! Paint your nails or get a spring manicure. Hello, self care! Paint your nails a springy color (pastels are great!) at home or visit a nail salon to get your nails looking their best for the fresh start that is spring. Nail designs such as flowers or daisies are so cute for the season.

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