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Once winter is over, I think we all have on thing in common: we are desperate to get out! If you have a baby at home, you may be wondering how to keep both of you occupied once the weather warms up.

My son was born in October, right around the time that it starts to get chilly out and when winter is just around the corner. Now that it is spring time, we have finally been able to get out of the house.

This list contains activities that can be enjoyed outside in the fresh air as well as indoors on a rainy day.

Here are 13 spring activities for babies that they will love and enjoy!

spring activities for babies

Spring Activities for Babies

1. Go for a Walk

Let’s start with a basic yet engaging activity- going for a walk! A walk can be more than just getting fresh air. For your baby, it’s a great sensory activity for them to see nature around them and hear new sounds.

We were SO happy when the weather finally warmed up and we were able to use our Cybex stroller!

For extra stimulation, add on a fun stroller toy for your little one to play with.

2. Have a Picnic

If your baby is at the stage of eating solids, have a picnic with them outside. What’s nice about this is that you don’t need to go anywhere fancy. You can simply lay out a blanket in your backyard and bring out whatever baby foods they enjoy. It’s a way to change up meal time instead of always eating inside in the high chair.

3. Sensory Play

There are SO many sensory play ideas out there! You can create a spring-themed sensory bin, paint with your baby, or use chalk outside. Sensory play is something you can do indoors on a rainy day or have fun with outside. Your baby will never get bored!

4. Observe Nature

You don’t have to be limited to the stroller when it comes to exploring nature with your baby. You can bring them outside to your front or backyard and look at the flowers, trees, bugs, animals, clouds, etc.

A simple stroll around the yard can be stimulating for your baby. It will be a great way for both of you to appreciate and enjoy the little things in life.

Observing nature is a wonderful mindfulness activity.

5. Play in the Rain

A little drizzle won’t hurt! If your baby is older and walking, it can be fun to get them in rain gear and splash around in the puddles for a little bit.

Sometimes rain is viewed in a negative context because it can damper plans. But playing in the rain for a little bit is a way to make the best out of a situation!

6. Read Books

Another spring activity for babies that is great for indoors or outdoors. You can bring your books outside and read them on a comfy chair or under a tree. Reading is a great passtime that can keep your baby engaged and help get them ready for a nap!

7. Gardening

If you’re someone who enjoys gardening, it can be fun to let your little one help out! Depending on their age, you can have your baby dig or plant a seed. Or maybe just let them play with a little dirt. This can be another opportunity for your baby to observe nature.

8. Bring Toys Outside

Keeping your baby entertained can be as simple as changing the scenery. Bring some of your baby’s favorite toys outside and it can change the whole dynamic of how they play. Playing in a different area allows your baby to expand their imagination.

This Balls, Blocks, and Buddies Set is a perfect examples of toys that you can bring outside!

9. Play Ball

A classic outdoor activity to do with your baby is to play ball outside. Depending on their age, you can practice rolling, throwing, or catching. Getting balls in different shapes, sizes, and colors can be fun and engaging for your little one.

10. Scavenger Hunt

If you want to do something creative for your baby, set up a fun scavenger hunt! You can do this outdoors or even inside if it’s rainy. This can be fun for babies who are older and walking. It can be an Easter egg hunt if it’s close to Easter time or you can come up with your own.

RELATED READ: 8 Awesome Easter Basket Ideas for Babies Under 1

11. Do a Craft

Just like there are tons of sensory activities, there are also endless craft ideas! A craft is another activity for babies that can be done inside or outside. If you’re in need of fresh air, you can do a messier craft outdoors. If it’s a rainy day, find something fun to do inside.

12. Have a Movie Day

The ultimate rainy day activity? Watch TV shows or movies! You can cozy up with your little one and watch their favorite movie or show. If your baby is old enough for solid foods, you can enjoy some yummy snacks too!

13. Coloring

Last but not least, coloring is a great activity! Coloring can teach your baby fine motor skills, allows them to be creative, and can be a great sensory activity.

Final Thoughts on Spring Activities for Babies

Sometimes is hard coming up with activities to do with your baby. You may feel that they are too young to do certain things but the reality is, there are a lot of simple ways you can keep your baby engaged and entertained.

I hope this list of spring activities for babies sparked some ideas for you and helped you find fun ways to spend time with your baby!

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