If you haven’t already played outside, I recommend turning off your screen to do so immediately. Save some of these ideas for a rainy day and go get some Vitamin D with the people you love.
Once you need some ideas, check out this April edition of Make It, Do It, Talk About It.
Make It: Birdfeeders!
There are a zillion different varieties of these. Here are a few of my favorite:
No instructions here — just make a cool Lego house with empty space in the middle. Once it’s the birdseed is all eaten, take it apart and make a whole new design.
This project is great for young fingers learning fine motor skills — all you need are pipe cleaners, cheerios, and a little string. Check out the full instructions here.
If you want to get more creative, try painting or decoupaging a milk (or juice) carton. You can see more instruction here.
Do It: Visit the Tulips & Snow Goose Produce
Growing up in Anacortes, I remember spring meant dealing with “Tulip Traffic.” Now that I don’t live in the Skagit Valley, I understand why so many people want to visit the fields!
If you decide to visit the tulips, be sure to swing by Snow Goose Produce. It’s a fantastic seasonal farmstand that has fresh produce, fish, and what they’re really known for: immodest ice cream cones.
Talk About It: Love
As most of you know, I am getting married this month and have been in the beautiful whirlwind of planning and being excited for a wedding. My partner Andrew and I are always asking what love means to ourselves, to each other, and to the family we are beginning to make.
Here are a few questions to ask any young person in your life about how they understand what love means:
- Do you love pizza the same way you love your family?
- Why do you think we use the same word for such different things? What other words can we use?
- Who are the people who love you? How do you know?
- When is loving someone easy? When is it hard?
- Is love a feeling or something you do?
- How do you experience God’s love?
Enjoy the sunshine!