48 Fun and Frugal Spring Ideas Your Family Will Love

By | January 27, 2020

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With the coming of Spring, it’s time for you and your family to take advantage of the warm sunshine and dust off the last trace of winter.


This amazing collection of 48 fun and frugal ideas will give you that much-needed impetus to enjoy this special time of the year without blowing your budget.

With so many outdoor and indoor activities to choose from, you’ll be looking forward to the coming of Spring with absolute delight.

These Spring ideas are perfect for everyone, whether for yourself or for the family.

#1 Go Green by Plogging

Combine jogging or walking with picking up litter.

#2 Get some kites and be ready to fly your kites on windy days

What better way to enjoy the outdoors than to have fun flying kites.

#3 Walks in public gardens and parks

It’s time to put away your phones, earphones and headsets for a little while.

Take walks in gardens, nature reserves and parks. They benefit your mental, emotional and physical health. Breathe in the fresh air.

#4 Have Fun at different Playgrounds in town

Try ‘flying foxes’, slides and swings. They’re just as fun for adults!

#5 Play Backyard Ball games

Play cricket in your backyard

#6 Do Simple Stretches

Do simple yoga stretches in your garden.

#7 Have a Declutter Day

Organize your family members into sorting items they don’t need. My list of 147 items you can let go in your home will get you started on the right track.

These needless stuff can easily be part of a garage sale.

Use some proceeds from the sale to reward everyone for their hard work and cooperation.

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#8 Take photos of Flowers

Snap photos that capture the essence of Spring and make an online photo collage for free.

#9 Feeding Time

Feed the birds and ducks breadcrumbs during your walks by rivers or lakes. You’ll rediscover the joy of being at one with nature again.

#10 Puddle Time

Put on your gumboots and have good splash outside when it rains!

#11 Make Bird Feeders

Learn to make bird feeders from plastic bottles the eco-friendly way. Reuse the materials in your house and save money.

#12 Go Bird Watching

#13 Have fun spotting baby animals

Look for baby ducklings, sparrows and other baby animals during this time.

You can borrow books on these animals you’ve spotted from your local library or check them out on the internet. Have fun learning more about them with your kids.

#14 Collect shells from the beach

#15 Build sandcastles on beaches

#16 Walk barefoot on sandy beaches

Breathe in the sea air and feel the soft sand underneath your feet.

#17 Collect pebbles from beaches

#18 Paint the pebbles you’ve collected

Watch this video and learn how to do it. It’s easy and fun.

This post has great ideas for your painted pebbles.

Sell your painted pebbles on Craigslist.

Or gift them or make them into your very own personal paperweights.

#19 Nature Drawings

Get ready some blank paper and color pencils. Place paper firmly against the trunks of trees and use color pencils to shade quickly.

#20 Watch sunrise or sunset

#21 Explore hidden places

Look up the map of your town or city.

Find a new nature reserve or park you’ve never been before, and visit it!

We’re always discovering new parks and reserves. Ask your friends or co-workers for recommendations!

#22 Visit Local Farms

Check out and visit local farms and watch adorable baby animals.

Don’t forget to take photos or record them on video.

#23 Visit your Local Zoo

See if they’re free or they offer special concessions for children and adults.

#24 Catch Free Spring Events

Sign up for their free workshops, concerts and events in your local community.

#25 Ice Cream Galore

Go on! Try making different types of ice cream at home and discover new flavors.

#26 Organize a home concert

Have each family member prepare a musical piece.

Each family member can choose to sing or play an instrument. Invite grandparents for your home concert and perform for them.

Or hold karaoke evenings 🙂

#27 Go out camping in the woods and enjoy a campfire

#28 Have fun coloring sessions

Print out a giant drawing of say a rainbow. Glue it together and everyone can color in their favorite colors.

#29 Start Planting

Get some seeds and start planting some easy-to-grow herbs, flowers or vegetables.

What you grow tastes fresh and so much better that what’s bought.

#30 Have Fun with Paper Boats

Set a day to make some paper boats and take them to a nearby lake to sail them.

Learn how to make paper boats here.

#31 Potato Printing

Make stamps using a potato. Watch this video for inspiration.

Have fun stamping!

#32 Make Paper Aeroplanes

Rainy days? No problem. This is a great boredom buster.

Learn how to do it here.

#33 Balloon Fun

Inflate some balloons and have a game.

#34 Take a short drive out of town to a river, beach, lake or other natural attraction

Enjoy your outing and pack a picnic.

#35 Go cycling or skating along an esplanade or country track

#36 Have a Bake Day

Set aside a day just for baking. Bake muffins – it’s super easy. You can’t go wrong with the old favorite – chocolate muffins.

Get your super easy recipe here.

#37 Head to your Biggest Library in Town

Get out of your comfort zone and discover new genres in fiction.

#38 Celebrate Mother Earth

Draw colorful posters for ‘Save Nature’ or ‘Save Water’ or ‘Save Trees’. Find out how to do it here.

Display them at home. You can also ask your local library if they’ll allow your kids’ posters to be displayed.

You can explain that this as a great way to promote nature conservation in your local community.

Why not suggest your local library hold a competition or exhibition for this?

#39 Visit Art Galleries and Museums

Find out what’s currently on display.

Have your kids find out more about the topic first before setting off. This will enhance their general knowledge.

#40 Go on a treasure hunt

Organize one outdoors. Check your weather forecast and have fun.

#41 Play the ‘I Spy’ game with a twist

Your goal is to get your family members to enjoy the outdoors as much as possible.

Write a simple sheet and have an ‘I Spy’ game when your family takes walks around the neighborhood.

#42 Clean Up Day

Have a beach clean up day with your family at a nearby beach. Explain to your kids why this is important.

This lively video explains how we pollute our environment.

#43 Decorate your sidewalk or pavements with sidewalk chalk

Get your family’s creative juices flowing!

#44 Frisbee Games

Get some exercise and fun with play frisbee games.

#45 Follow a stream or canal

See how far it goes.

#46 Check out the street art and murals in your city

#47 Shoot some hoops at your local park

#48 Dip your toes in a river

Wrap Up

I hope these fun and frugal ideas will inspire you to give some of them a try!

Now that you have this amazing collection of frugal Spring ideas at hand, creating special lasting memories need not cost you an arm and a leg.

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