March is one of those months that doesn't seem to know what season it belongs in. Whether it comes in like a lion or a lamb, I expect to have a least one big snowstorm in my part of the world before the month is over. March snowfalls however begin to melt away once the sun rises in the sky unlike their January cousins. Daylight savings time arrives, gardeners are gearing up for a new growing season and everyone is itching to get outside more. It's time to start thinking about spring and all things green!
Looking for some March activities to do with your kids? I've rounded up some great ideas to get you through the last few weeks of winter.
Have a Dr. Seuss Day!
Theodor Seuss Geisel was born on March 2, 1904 and people all over the world mark the day by celebrating all things Seuss! Have some green eggs & ham for breakfast or make this cute snack I found at the blog Simple girl at home (One fish, two fish was my son's favourite Dr. Seuss book).
The official Dr. Seuss website has lots of activities to do online as well as printable coloring sheets you can download. Many libraries host special events to celebrate Seuss, check with your local library to see what they have planned (they are usually free)!
Leprechaun stew, Leprechaun stew,
If I don't get some,
I don't know what I'll do.
Give away my pot of gold
Give away my shoe.
But don't give away my Leprechaun Stew.
I love tissue paper crafts like this one from craftideas.info because they are inexpensive & easy for even the youngest crafter, even a two year old can dip the pieces in glue! This is also a great time to talk about rainbows and colours and if you have older kids try some science experiments with light and colour (like this simple make a rainbow experiment.)
Grow some seeds!
I am loving this idea from housingaforest.com! What a great way to grow sprouts with your kids!
Don't forget Grassheads! A great use for old pantyhose, this example from familyfun.go.com have adorable little bodies made from old yogurt containers!
Enjoy your March! Spring is just around the corner!