Spring is in the air. Even after a mild winter, I welcome spring in a big way. I love opening our windows, letting in breeze and sunlight. We replace our winter potted greenery with bright pink flowers. Our holiday wreath comes down and up goes a bright green boxwood. There is so much goodness in the season of spring. It’s a great time to change up our homes and is the best time to get outside with little ones.
Spring break is right around the corner too and while it would be wonderful if the weather was perfect for long park playdates and picnics every day during the break, it will likely rain or be cold for some portion of the week. If you are like us, you might be staying home for spring break this year. We took our family vacation in the middle of our harsh winter so we’ll be exploring our local parks and museums plus enjoying plenty of cooking and craft time inside over spring break this year.[jetpack_subscription_form title="Subscribe to Out of Office:" subscribe_button="Sign Me Up"]
My son loves to do crafts and family projects so I put together a few ideas for spring break projects we can do and included a fun free printable spring coloring sheet. I love that it’s pretty enough to be an art print too. We added it to our gallery wall.
Coloring this print and working on a spring wreath with children would be a perfect craft-ternoon (get it? Craft afternoon!).
My son and I love to sit on the front porch and spend the afternoon during my younger son’s nap coloring together. We hang his art in a frame on our gallery wall. That particular frame is used for changeable/seasonal art. We change it out often throughout the year and my son loves having something up that he helped with. We colored it to match our front door and his old rainboots.
Four simple activities to do with kids over Spring Break
- Color our free printable front door coloring print. Frame it in your home for a touch of spring or gift it to grandparents.
- Make a spring wreath. We put this one together for Christmas and I love the idea of doing something similar for spring using flowers or even small plastic toy animals. All you need is a premade wreath, objects and a hot glue gun. Kids also enjoy creating things from paper. Letting kids create a wreath out of scrap paper and any art supplies you have can be fun. They can hang their creation on their bedroom door to welcome the new season.
- Plant herbs or flowers. Depending on where you live, spring break might be the perfect time to begin planting herbs and flowers. Kids are a great help with this and you will get a jump start on having your yard ready for the new season. There is nothing better than digging in the dirt with little ones, at least until it’s clean-up time.
- Spring/summer bucket list collage art. I love throwing stickers, papers, markers and magazines on the table and letting my kids go to town creating. I challenge them to create a bucket list for each season by finding images of things they want to do and then writing their goal or bucket list item by the image. This is a great time for families to plan out their seasonal goals and adventures. Trips to the zoo, to visit my grandmother, our local arboretum and many park dates are in our near future according to my almost 6-year-old and his spring bucket list art.
The possibilities are endless and spring break activities don’t need to be complicated. Something as simple as having kids make their own ants on a log snack or making lady bugs out of apple halves using peanut butter and raisins for spots, can take up some time and allow kids (and parents too) to get creative.
Download our free spring front door, wreath and rain boots coloring print for kids to color or gift.
Free Spring Front Door, Wreath and Rain Boots Printable Coloring Sheet
Click the link above and save the file to your computer. It might automatically save to your “Download” folder. If you can’t find the files, check there first.
How to Print
You have several options of how you can use this file. You can save the file to a USB flash drive and visit your local FedEx Office for them to print. You can also use the FedEx Office Mobile App to upload the file and then pick it up later, or you can upload them through your desktop using FedEx Office® Print Online.
How to Download and Print:
- Download the printable files above
- If you’re using a desktop, click below to get started with FedEx Office Print Online: com/us/office/online-printing.html
- Click on “Set Your Own Print Options”
- Upload the PDF file and click “Continue to Print Options”
Most orders can be ready in 24 hours or less by ordering online.
We had our local FedEx Office team print our free spring coloring sheet on one 8.5 x 11 inch white card stock sheet. Any weight will do, although I do prefer a heavier card stock for these, especially if you want to use it as art in your home. For this printable document, be sure to select black and white as it’s designed for coloring.
Your local FedEx Office can do all of the printing for you so you can simply pick them up and head home for good quality time with the little ones in your life!
Enjoy our fun free printable spring art coloring sheet. Think Spring, friends!