First Day of Spring Activities for Families


[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Some parts of the world are enjoying balmy temperatures right now. Others are digging out from snowstorms and wishing they could enjoy balmy temperatures sooner rather than later. If you’re in the Northern Hemisphere, we’re approaching a momentous day – the first day of Spring! And we’re here to help you celebrate in an easy, family-friendly, happy, memorable kind of way. (After all, that’s what we celebrate about kids and parents in our Kindermusik classes every week!)


Read a book

You probably read with your child nearly every day, sometimes multiple times a day. And we bet you can even recite, word for word, a few of your child’s most beloved books that you have read over and over again. But you can still make this day and the event of reading a book together by reading something new about Spring. Here are a few of our favorite Spring-themed titles:

Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert
The Listening Walk by Paul Showers and Aliki
Listen to the Rain by Bill Martin Jr., John Archambault, and James Endicott[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

After you Read the Book, Go on your Own “Listening Walk”

This is a delightful activity that will become a fast favorite… and get you outside for a little healthy exercise and special together time.

Make – and Sail – a Miniature Boat

These cork boats and walnut boats are just adorable – so fun to make and even more fun to “sail” in the sink, in a puddle, or in a creek.

Plant a Seed

If you don’t have a green thumb, or it’s been awhile since you tried planting anything, here’s a super short, super easy, video to inspire you. There’s nothing more fascinating than watching something grow![/vc_column_text][vc_video link=””][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

Download and Learn Kindermusik’s “The Growing Song” Together

There’s nothing better than bonding together over learning and singing a new song together. Here’s a sweet little song that you can download and add to your repertoire – and your playlist.

Make a Springtime Wreath

Grandma will love this for her front door! Watch the 30-second video tutorial for this adorable little craft that’s perfect for even younger children to make.[/vc_column_text][vc_video link=””][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

Plan a Picnic – in the Backyard or at a Park

You can really turn this into an “event” by enjoying planning the picnic with your child as much as actually going on the picnic (you’ll find some really fantastic picnic ideas here). Turn it into a play date by inviting a few friends.


Celebrating the little moments is what childhood is all about. And a little simple celebration, sharing some special moments together, will go a long way towards helping your child blossom into a happy, confident, creative individual.

Shared by Theresa Case, owner of Kindermusik at Piano Central Studios in beautiful Greenville, South Carolina, where Springtime is always beautiful![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Enjoying Spring with Music!


[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]In some parts of the world, it’s spring. Flowers are blooming, the sun is shining, and mamas everywhere are happy that kids can be outside, playing and enjoying the warmer weather. Unlike other times of year when music and the season are synonymous, you may not make a connection between music (or musical activities) and spring, so we’ve come up with a few to brighten your day![/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Featured blogger Theresa Case brings us some music and activities for spring. [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]

Watch and Listen: Vivaldi’s “Spring” from the Four Seasons

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Craft Idea: How to Make a Paper Plate Sun and Pipecleaner Windcatcher

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Get Outside: How to Make a Seed Grow

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Listen and Play: Bird Sounds Vocal Play

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Watch the babies’ faces in this video. For very young children, “vocal play” isn’t about call-and-response or sound-and-echo; it’s about watching and listening, absorbing all that’s going on around them, and working hard to match up what they see with what they hear and feel. You can see the deep focus on some babies’ faces as they watch the mouths making the sounds. Remember: Patience, always beautiful patience with babies, as every sense receptor is “on,” and sifting through all that input takes time.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator color=”green”][vc_column_text]There’s nothing like a little music – and a little together time – to make every day a little brighter!

For more ideas and inspiration to make everyday parenting just a little bit easier and a whole lot more musical, discover Kindermusik, the world’s leading music and movement program for parents and children.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]