March 17, 2017
I have some good news! Spring is here. Finally, we are able to say goodbye to winter. We can start to pack away our winter coats and scarfs and can get excited for the longer days and sunshine.
The first official day of spring this year is March 20th. It is a day much anticipated by many, especially after the cold winter months. Spring doesn’t just bring along sunshine, but also lots of vibrant colour. With new flowers and foliage that arise, it is season that is set to bring a smile to our faces.
Spring also signifies longer days and the start of the lighter mornings and evenings. This is because the clocks ‘spring forward’ and this will occur on the 26th March at 1am. The only downside that comes with the clocks ‘springing forward’ is that it means we lose an hour of precious sleep! Families, parents and nannies, make sure you remember to change your clocks before going to bed the night of the 25th so that when you awake in the morning, you know the correct time.
Spring is such a lovely time of year and especially for families and children. It allows you to come out of hibernation and go for walks, days out or on adventure trips to nature reserves.
Nannies and families, to get your children excited about spring and Easter time, why not encourage them to take part in some fun spring related activities.
Here are a few great ideas for children to take part in:
Get messy this spring. A great idea to have some fun is to paint hands, feet and fingers and have a go at making DIY stamps! Have a go and see what shapes you can create.
Creating flowers by cutting up paper plates
See what you can make with an egg carton. It is a versatile house hold object that can be used for lots of crafts.
Shredded Wheat Nests:
You will need:
200g of Milk Chocolate
85g of shredded wheat
2 x 100g of mini chocolate eggs
All you need to do is:
To change this recipe up, have a go at using other cereals and seeing which your favorite is.
Nannies and families, now that spring is upon us, make sure you enjoy lots of fun days out and activities. If we are lucky and have some nice sunny spring days, make sure you make the most of it and get out and participate in some outdoors activities. When we have those hopefully rare and occasional rainy days, make sure you still have fun and get involved in baking, arts and crafts!
Written by Emily Martin for Harmony at Home Limited. All Rights Reserved, 2017