Are you ready to have some family fun this March?
Well, you know the old saying: March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb. This makes it the perfect month to plan some family fun with your kids both indoors and outside.
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, from enjoying the holidays to enjoying the outdoors. Get ready for some family fun in March.
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Ideas for March 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.
March Family Fun in the Garden
March is the perfect time to get those seeds growing indoors so they will be ready in 6-8 for a transfer to the outside.
If you are like me, and gardening isn’t your thing, then it might be better to stick to 1-2 veggies planted in pots on the porch. A wildflower garden is another great way to go!
1. Plan Your Garden
2. Plant Seeds Indoors
Grab a stack of peat pots and start your seedlings inside. Let the kids take over the responsibility for a particular and let them do the magic.
3. Draw a Garden Spider
4. Paint Flower Pots
5. Make a Terrarium
This is an excellent alternative for anyone who feels a bit overwhelmed with the idea of planting seeds and gardening. (ahem…me…ahem) Here is are some simple instructions and inspiration.
March Family Fun on St. Patrick’s Day
6. Yummy Snacks
Make a few green goodies to enjoy together on St. Patrick’s Day.
- St. Patrick’s Day Oreos
- Irish Frosties – a special drink
- Shamrock Rice Krispie Treats – includes a healthy alternative to food coloring using spinach
7. Eat a St. Patrick’s Inspired Meal
Enjoy a green inspired meal together and celebrate the day:
8. Make St. Patrick’s Day Crafts
Create something special together on St. Patrick’s Day:
- Rainbow Craft with Q-tips – perfect for little ones, but older kids might find it fun.
- Shamrock Suncatcher – melted crayons and wax paper
- Rainbow Slime – beautiful and fun
March Family Fun with an Irish Themed Teatime
15. Make a Few Treats
You can find several fun St. Patrick’s Day food ideas listed in the categories above. Aim for green or rainbow foods. Toss in a few chocolate coins for a fun treat!
16. Read St. Patrick’s Poetry
- The Night Before St. Patrick’s Day by Natasha Wing and illustrated by Amy Wummer
- Ten Lucky Leprechauns by Kathryn Heling and Deborah Hembrook and illustrated by Jay Johnson
- There was an old lady who swallowed a clover by Lucille Colandro and illustrated by Jared Lee
March Family Fun Includes Pi Day
Pi Day is March 14th. It is a fun day to introduce your kids to the mathematical number, Pi.
Pi is never-ending, though we typically estimate it as 3.14 when solving problems, which is why we celebrate Pi Day on March 14th. (3/14)
9. Discover Pi
This is so important to do with kids. Have fun measuring circles and help your kids “discover” the number, Pi, on their own! This “Cut Pi” activity will work perfectly, even for young kids.
10. Enjoy Activities for Pi Day
- Play, “Race to Pi“, a super simple card game.
- Make a Pi Skyline using graph paper or create it with legos.
- Write a Piaku Poem.
- Eat some pie while you are doing it
10. Read a Pi inspired book
Sir Cumference and the Dragon of Pi by Cindy Neuschwander and illustrated by Wayne Geehan.
March Family Fun in the Great Outdoors
11. Enjoy a Nature Walk
Try this nature scavenger hunt and talk about your observations.
Maybe some of these nature guides would work for you?
12. Make a bird feeder
This homemade gelatin-based feeder is a great way to make “bird cookies.” The weather will improve near the end of the month, making it a perfect time to spy on the birds that gather at your feeder.
Have even more fun with these bird watching resources:
13. Eat Outside
Whether it is on the porch or on the ground, enjoy a meal outside.
You could even have an outdoor poetry teatime. This Winnie the Pooh themed poetry picnic would be perfect.
Connect with your kids and enjoy funny, serious, and thought-provoking conversations with a full year of conversation starters.
More Family Fun:
Don’t miss the incredible ideas for family fun all year long:
I hope you plan some fun every month with your family.
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