The weather is warming up and spring brings with it some great opportunities to get out of the house and enjoy spending time with your loved one! Here are some great ways to take advantage of the weather.
Enjoy a Picnic
Picnics are a great way to get out and enjoy the spring weather with your loved one without spending a ton of money, or disrupting your routines too much. Involve your loved one in the planning of the meal. Make sure you pick a park that offers shaded seating and pack plenty of water.
Bring the Outdoors In
Take a trip with your loved one to the store and pick up an easy-to-care-for plant. Painting and decorating a simple terra cotta pot is a great activity for the whole family and is a great way to display your plants. Consider purchasing lavender, which has a very calming scent.
Invest in a bird feeder or craft your own with your loved one. Make sure that you place it in an area that will make bird watching convenient and comfortable for you and your family. You could also purchase a book on local birds so that your loved one can identify the visitors!
Spring Clean the Craft Cabinet
Spring Cleaning can seem like such a chore, but there is an opportunity to turn it into a bonding moment! Go through the cabinets and find those crafting odds and ends. You and your loved one can spend hours creating together, either with a clear goal in mind, or just for fun. This is a great way to let your loved one express their creativity while freeing up some storage space.
Plant an Herb Garden
Gardening can be very therapeutic for people of all ages and abilities, and spring is the best time to get started. Container gardening is popular for those with limited mobility as it takes away the need to bend down. You can also construct a raised garden bed or use windowsill boxes. Let your loved one pick plants that they like, or start them out as seeds for a fun science twist!
Enjoy Local Events
From antique shows to flea markets and farmers markets, there is always something happening this time of year. Find something that the whole family can enjoy and make a day of it! If your event is outdoors, make sure you pack sunscreen, a shady hat and plenty of water.
Spring is a great time for you and your loved one to connect over shared interests and get out of the house in the process. The fresh air and Vitamin D will renew the spirit and enhance the quality of life for everybody in your home!