My girls and I have a little tradition of experiencing each season with our five senses. It’s so easy, requires absolutely no planning, and only takes a few minutes to do, but it can also lead to great discussion and learning opportunities when we have extra time.
Look for signs of spring:
- Trees budding
- Flower stems emerging
- Birds fluttering
- Bugs crawling
- Worms wiggling
- Squirrels scampering
Breathe in the scent of spring:
- Fresh air
Listen for sounds of spring:
Feel the freshness of spring:
Taste the newness of spring:
- Blades of grass
- Honeysuckle and other edible flowers
- Fresh fruits and vegetables as they come into season (gardens and farmers markets are wonderful places to do this!)
Did you notice that rain is in every category? As the weather warms up, a fun activity in itself is to use all five senses to experience rain. My girls love doing this and will often take a minute to see, taste, smell, feel, and hear rain on the way from the car to the house.
How do you enjoy experiencing spring?