It’s time for some April family fun. April is a great month for family fun and memory-making. Of course, it’s April, so you always need some backup rain plans because you know the saying:
April showers bring May flowers.
So it could be a rainy month of family fun.
This is also typically the month for spring break and Easter as well as spring fairs, festivals, and fun in your local area as the milder temperatures begin to appear.
Take some time this month to have some fun and connect as a family. To make it a bit easier for you, I’ve compiled a list of ways you can make some family memories this month.
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April Family Considerations
As you plan for family fun this month, be sure to have a backup plan. April is full of unpredictable weather, including plenty of rain. It’s a great time to purchase a new umbrella or pull out the raincoats because you never know if you’ll need them this month.
All of that potential rain does bring with it a little bit of unique fun and a lot of potential learning, so embrace the season and dive into some rainy fun when you can.
For many families, this is a great month to enjoy some fun during the Easter season so be sure to plan ahead and make it a great holiday!
Finding Ways To Have April Family Fun
Before you feel any sort of pressure to attack all of these ideas, let me assure you that I won’t be doing them all.
Instead, I’ve compiled this list for all of us to peruse and then purposefully select the activities that will work best for our family this month. After all, we want to connect with our kids and NOT connect with a “to-do” list.
Have Fun with Rainbows
April could be a rainy month so the potential for rainbows is high. Have some fun learning about and creating rainbows with some of these fun ideas.
1. Rainbow Crafts
There are so many rainbow crafts available. I’ll just share a few favorites.
Rainbow Slime. This one is from Mom Dot and I mentioned it last month, but just in case you missed it, I am including it here again.
Rainbow Crayon Melted Art. It’s been on my radar to try this for so long. I think it is time.
Streamer Rainbows. If you need an idea for the younger set of kids, these streamer rainbows are a perfect activity.
3. Rainbow Science Fun
Check out this video of rainbow science ideas from Amanda at Raising DaVinci. Simple, fun with a lot of bang for your buck. I love that so many ideas use items you already have around the house.
4. Read Rainbow Books
Embrace Family Fun in the Rain
5. Play in the Rain
You can do it, Mom. Go outside in the rain and get wet.
Once you have your umbrella it is time to go outside and splash in the puddles with the kids. Follow the water. Where does it drain in your neighborhood? Enjoy some time with the kids in this crazy weather.
If you are feeling really nutty, head out without the gear and just get drenched. Maybe go jump on the trampoline in the rain!
7. Study the Remarkable Rain
Don’t stop with the water cycle. Take some time to complete a unit study on the rain.
If your kids seem interested, then check out Cindy’s unit study: Remarkable Rain. This study includes more than 45 creative nature walk ideas, more than 20 hands-on experiments and demonstrations, and even contains art activities!
Enjoy National Poetry Month in April
8. Read Poetry Books Together
Our family included a Simple Poetry Teatime as part of homeschool our routine for years. As a result, I have several of my favorite poetry books handy in our home. One of my absolutely favorite poetry collections is this one compiled by Emma Walton Hamilton and Julie Andrews:
Grab some more of my favorite titles from some of my poetry booklists:
9. Host a Poetry Teatime
Celebrate spring or Easter with a springtime poetry teatime. Gather a bouquet of flowers, your favorite poetry books, tea (or lemonade), and a few delightful treats.
Read poetry together while you enjoy a few good treats. Poetry teatime can be simple so don’t stress about the details.
Looking for a poetry teatime theme?
Shakespeare Inspired Poetry Teatime
Poetry Teatime with Marilyn Singer
Springtime Poetry Teatime from Hide the Chocolate Blog
10. Write Poetry Together
The I Am Poem is a favorite of mine. I still have the one I wrote when I was in middle school. The opening line is “I am a talkative girl who likes shopping.” Funny how some things never change.
We always have fun writing limericks!
Celebrate Easter and/or Passover as a Family
11. Have Fun with Easter Eggs
April Family Fun should definitely include fun with Easter eggs. You can decorate or you can dye them. Try a few of these fun activities:
Easter Egg Jellyfish from Teach Beside Me. This is simply adorable.
Make the Eggs Bounce from STEAMsational. Gently roll and bounce these shell-less eggs!
Easter Egg Owls from Crafty Morning. These are just so cute.
Egg Parachutes from Snowdrop and Company. This looks a little more complicated but so much fun!
12. Watch the Sunrise on Easter Morning
We have yet to actually attempt this one, but I consider it every year. If Easter has religious meaning for your family, then sunrise is the perfect start to resurrection day.
13. Take a Video Easter Art Course
This course includes 9 art projects:
Crown of thorns
The stone rolled away
The Lord’s Supper bread and cup
Church stained glass window
So break out the chalk pastels and make some memories while making art!
14. Read Books About Passover
Celebrate Earth Day on April 22nd
15. Arts and Crafts to Celebrate Earth Day
16. Read Books for Earth Day
– What a Waste: Trash, Recycling, and Protecting our Planet (Protect the Planet) by Jess French
– Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth by Oliver Jeffers
– My Friend Earth by Patricia MacLachlan
– We are Water Protectors by Carole Lindstrom
Find a list of Earth Day preschool books to choose from and add them to your Earth Day plans.
17. Attend an Earth Day Festival or Celebration
Check local calendars and websites in your area for Earth Day events. You can type into google, “Earth Day Events [Your City]” to find various festivals, activities, and celebrations.
Family Springtime Art in April
18. Create Mixed Media Springtime Art
The Springtime Splendor Mixed Media Art Course from Alicia Gratehouse is one of our favorite Mixed Media art courses. We love the variety of options that are included in each mixed media course from acrylic paint to watercolor to clay.
19. Create Cherry Blossom Art Projects
– This Fingerprint Cherry Blossom Tree is perfect for kids of all ages
– Gather the tissue paper and paint for this Cherry Blossom art project
– This Japanese Cherry Blossom Painting involves straw blowing so everyone will have a ton of fun
Embracing April Family Fun in the Outdoors
20. Go Fly a Kite
It’s a great month to fly a kite outdoors. Look for local kite festivals or check the dates for the National Kite Festival held every spring in DC.
21. Visit Local Gardens
This is a fantastic month to visit a local garden to see the flowers as they begin to bloom. There might even be events for Earth Day or spring so be sure to check the calendar ahead of time!
Family Conversation Starters Perfect For April Fun
22. Have Fun Family Conversations
Have some April Family fun with great conversation this month. I’ve made it easy for you!
Conversation starters for every month are available in my Year-Round Conversation Starters book. You’ll find 23 fun, silly, and serious questions for every month.
I print these out, run them through my laminator, and ask the kids to help me cut them out. We store them in a jar on our kitchen table so we can grab a few every now and then
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