The change of seasons always brings plenty of opportunities for children to learn and grow. Spring is a time when we all say good-bye to winter, and welcome warmer weather, flowers and longer days. Welcome the season with these spring activities for older kids.
You can't enjoy the season of spring without engaging in the wonders of nature. Take advantage of the beautiful spring weather to host a neighborhood scavanger hunt, or plant a vegetable or herb garden with your child. If you have flowers growing in your neighborhood or yard, preserve a few by pressing them.
Tweens are almost always in the mood for a fun project or two, so why not find a few projects centered around the subject of nature? The Cutest Nature Book Ever!, published by American Girl Books, offers a variety of spring activities including crafts, projects, and ideas for tweens interested in spending more time outdoors. It also doubles as a journal -- what fun!
Put your tween to work making a tasty treat, inspired by nature. Worms and Dirt doesn't sound appetizing, but it's really nothing more than chocolate pudding, crushed Oreos and gummy worms, of course. It's a fun treat to assemble, and great for parties. Plus, it's easy enough for your tween to make all by herself.