Interesting Topic of the Month: Fun Spring Activities

Kevin Orsinger |

Because April showers bring May flowers, there’s often a lot of time spent indoors during April, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t engage in fun springtime activities. Some of our favorite activities are indoor. See our list of activities below:

1. A spring activity list wouldn’t be complete without the suggestion of spring cleaning! Now is the time to tackle the garage, the spare room, the closet you haven’t opened in a year. Sort things into three piles: keep, donate/sell, and throw away. Clean and organize your space. This is also a great time to take on any painting or home improvement projects you’ve been looking to do. Use spring to renew your space.

2. Get crafty! While you’re probably used to dying Easter eggs, this is also a good time to pull out your craft supplies—colored paper, crayons, stickers, glue, magazines, colored pencils, etc.—and get to work. Making collages, drawing flowers, coloring in adult (and child) coloring books can all be fun activities. If it isn’t raining, break out some sidewalk chalk and brighten up your driveway with some new art.

3. Make homemade play dough or slime. Even if you don’t have kids, these low-cost projects are fun and relaxing. Both play dough and slime can help you to be more mindful. Get creative with colors, glitter, and enjoy some relaxing playtime.

4. Start planting spring flowers, fruits, and vegetables! If you have an outdoor garden, you can begin sprouting plants indoors using egg cartons. If you don’t have an outdoor garden, you might consider a window herb garden or growing indoor plants.

5. Send some snail mail. Now is the time to send “thinking of you” cards and letters to friends and family. Even if they live nearby, getting a letter or card in the mail can spark joy—for both the recipient and the sender.

6. Take a virtual tour of a museum. So many museums, including the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, the Guggenheim Museum in New York, the British Museum, and Musee d’Orsay in Paris have posted virtual tours. While it would be unlikely you could travel to all these places this spring, you can consume their culture online for free.

7. Put up a bird feeder (or several) and watch the birds. You can also learn to identify their bird calls using free resources on YouTube. Springtime brings out a lot of new birds—you might even pick up a bird identification book and keep a journal about the visitors to your yard.

8. Springtime can spark the excitement for summer camping, but the cold and rain can make it hard to do so. If it’s not too wet or cold, you can set up tents and sleeping bags outside. If it is, though, you can make a makeshift tent from sheets in your living room. Turn the lights out, tell spooky stories with a flashlight.

We at Orsinger Investment Group, Inc. wish you the absolute best start to spring!