21 Creative Ways to Have Family Fun in March
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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March Family Considerations
March is a fantastic month for both outdoor and indoor family fun.
As families begin to prepare for spring, it’s a great time to involve your children in planting and garden planning. There are so many fantastic ways to have fun outdoors in March, especially as the weather allows it.
March includes fun holidays and themed days you can enjoy and celebrate as a family. From an Oscars award night to St. Patrick’s Day, there are plenty of options you can embrace and enjoy.
Finding Ways to Have Fun in March
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.
Embracing Springtime 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
Break out the chalk pastels AND get inspired by one of my favorite poems while you create this garden spider.
4. Paint Flower Pots
Grab your acrylic paints and brushes and let the kids decorate terracotta pots for planting. If you want to protect your pots, then finish them off with a clear sealer spray.
5. Make a Terrarium
This is an excellent alternative for anyone who feels a bit overwhelmed by the idea of planting seeds and gardening. (ahem…me…ahem) Here are some simple instructions and inspiration.
Celebrate 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 Day Inspired Meal
Enjoy a green-inspired meal together and celebrate the day:
Healthy Green Food
Rainbow Pancakes for breakfast – alternatively, you could also make them all green
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 Irish-Themed Teatime
9. Make a Few St. Patrick’s Day 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!
10. 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
Celebrate Pi Day on March 14
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)
11. Calculate and 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.
12. 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
13. Read a Pi-Inspired Book
Sir Cumference and the Dragon of Pi by Cindy Neuschwander and illustrated by Wayne Geehan.
Embrace Fun in the Great Outdoors
14. Enjoy a Nature Walk
Try this nature scavenger hunt and talk about your observations.
Maybe some of these nature guides would work for you?
15. 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:
16. Enjoy an Outdoor Picnic
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.
Themed Family Fun Nights in March
17. Host an Oscars Party
Plan a themed party to enjoy the Oscars with your family. Find a printable ballot online and let everyone vote ahead of time. Then pop some popcorn and make your favorite snacks to enjoy the big night.
Add a little fun and vote on your favorite outfits of the night as well.
18. Host a Mario Game Night
March 10th is National Mario Day. Family fun night with Mario is a great way to enjoy your kid’s favorite games and revisit some of your own from childhood.
Once the movie is released (April 2023) then completing your night with a movie viewing is another great way to add to the fun of the evening.
19. Celebrate March Madness
All month long you can celebrate the fun of March Madness basketball. Print a March Madness bracket for the current year and let everyone fill it in. Even if your family doesn’t normally watch basketball, this is a great month to follow along and then host a party for the final game.
20. Participate in March Literary Mayhem
If basketball isn’t your thing, check out March Literary Mayhem! It’s a twist on March Madness that involves books and this year is, “Heroes vs. Villains.”
Family Conversation Starters Perfect For March Fun
21. Conversation Starters
Connect with your kids and enjoy funny, serious, and thought-provoking conversations with a full year of conversation starters.
Have fun with your family in March!
Additional Resources for Family Fun All Year Long:
Don’t miss the incredible ideas for family fun all year long:
January Family Fun
February Family Fun
April Family Fun
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Oh my goodness! I LOVE this list. Thank you for all the great ideas <3
You are welcome! Thanks for coming by.
I love these ideas. Thanks for sharing, Mary!