15 ways to celebrate the magic of spring

A salute to the season of sunshine, songbirds, and simple pleasures

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A tan and white dog sits in the grass for a picnic outdoors as the sun starts to set with two women in the forground

Hooray! It’s spring! That magical season when the world comes alive again. We can’t help but to fall head over heels in love with the vibrant blossoms, fresh air, and the promise of new beginnings. It’s the time when we throw open our windows, dust off our outdoor gear, and embark on new activities with friends, family, and our beloved furry companions.

We like to recognize the beauty in the simple pleasures life has to offer. Celebrating the change of a season doesn’t have to include extravagant, revolutionary activities. Spring has something in store for everyone, whether big or small. In honor of Wondercide’s 15th anniversary and to celebrate the vernal equinox – the start of spring – we’ve gathered a list of 15 simple and wholesome ways we love to celebrate the start of this wonderful season.

1. Picnic in the park.

When was the last time you had a picnic? If the answer is “never,” now’s the time to start this wholesome experience. Grab your friends or take the family out to a local park to spend the afternoon basking in the newly sunny and refreshing spring weather. A good picnic will give you a solid reason to construct an aesthetic charcuterie board and keep it basic, throw together some tasty sandwiches, or bring take-out – it’s all about the simplicity of eating outside.

2. Outdoor movie night.

Set up a projector on a solid, flat surface and cozy up while watching your favorite flicks in the comfortable spring air. It was popular during the pandemic, and let’s keep this outdoorsy-goodness going.

3. Yard and patio spruce-up.

Spring cleaning doesn’t have to be limited to indoors. Jazz up your yard with plantings, lawn decorations, and a nice deep cleaning of leaf pick-ups and grass mowing. Make your house into the star it was meant to be. And remember that springtime is for cute rabbits nesting in your lawn, not annoying pests like fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes. Spray your yard with Wondercide’s Flea & Tick Yard Spray to mark your territory while still keeping the lawn safe for pollinators. When used as directed, Wondercide’s pre-mixed, ready-to-use sprays and concentrates are safe around pets and people.

A light tan golden doodle runs through bright green grass in the sunlight

4. Garden tea party.

A tea party outdoors is the ultimate breather. It can be beautiful, delicious, decadent, or simple. How traditional would you like to go? You can prepare a selection of teas, ranging from classic black teas to herbal infusions, and pair them with a variety of light snacks such as finger sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and jam, and petite desserts. Or for simplicity, tea with cookies!

5. Doggy playdate.

Take a trip to the local dog park to mingle your pup with other like-minded furry friends or invite over a local dog friend to share the puppy love. Be sure to keep your pup and others safe from ticks and fleas with Wondercide’s sprays in four scents. We love the peppermint, collars, or spot on – which harnesses the power of nature to do the job.

6. Hiking adventure.

Celebrate the introduction of spring with nature’s most enthusiastic party guest- the wilderness. Grab the leash and take your pup for a much-needed breezy adventure through the outdoors to experience the first breath of fresh spring air.

A group of people hike on a.nature trail in the sunlight

7. DIY birdhouse craft.

Get crafty with it! There are an ample amount of tutorials available online to guide you through the finch-tastic process of building a personalized birdhouse, or you can wing it and devise a plan from scratch. Or, purchase an already finished wood birdhouse, and decorate it to your fancy.

8. Nature scavenger hunt.

Organize a scavenger hunt for the kids. Make a list of Spring-related items like budding flowers, butterflies, and ladybugs. This will get the kids outside and might even lead to an exciting discovery. For example:

  • Budding Flower: Find a flower that is just starting to bloom. Take a photo or draw a picture of it.
  • Feathered Friend: Spot a bird. Bonus points if you can identify its song or type.
  • Cloud Shapes: Lie on your back and look at the clouds. Can you find a cloud that looks like an animal or object? Describe it to your team.
  • Leafy Greens: Find a leaf that is bigger than your hand. Notice its shape and color.
  • Busy Bees: Look for a bumble bee working hard. What is it doing? Draw a picture or explain.
  • Rainbow Rocks: Find a rock or pebble that has more than one color or a unique pattern.
  • Tree Hugger: Find the tallest tree in the area and give it a gentle hug. Guess how old it might be.
  • Water's Edge: Discover a source of water (like a stream, pond, or dew on grass).
  • What lives there? Signs of Animals: Look for a sign that an animal has been nearby (tracks, nests, or nibbled plants).
  • Spring Scent: Find something that smells nice (like a flower or fresh grass). Take a deep breath and describe the scent.

9. Frisbee fun.

You will (fris)be having so much fun in no time by just spending a few moments outdoors throwing the old disk around. And guess what? It’s great exercise, too!

10. Bike ride adventure.

Biking is a great way to see the world while exercising. Grab your helmet, and get out there!

11. Outdoor yoga.

Find your inner peace in the most peaceful season of the year through calming outdoor yoga. Yoga is a traveling practice that can be taken anywhere – all that’s needed is a mat and a quiet space.

Three women practicing outdoor yoga by a lake

12. Camping excursion.

Camping is a great way to spend quality time with people you love while experiencing the wonders of nature. But the wonders of nature do not include mosquitos, ticks, and fleas, so be sure to protect your pack with Wondercide’s Insect Repellent for the family. These sprays will help ward away unwanted bugs without releasing an unpleasant odor and with no systemic neurotoxins. Choose your scent and join the fight against unwanted bugs.

13. Flower potting party.

Utilize Mother Nature’s prettiest gifts to us while having a blast with a flower potting party. Gather around to give a home to a myriad of different colorful vegetation.

14. Outdoor BBQ.

Fire up that grill and kick off spring – you’ve probably been looking forward to this. Nothing gathers the community together like a classic outdoor BBQ. Check out the “Barbecue mistakes and mishaps to avoid.” Grill up some veggies for good nutrition.

A couple in pink shirts sits outside in nature with vegetables on the table between them

15. Campfire nights.

Have s’more fun with scary stories, melted marshmallows, and a serene smokey ambiance around the campfire. Bugs not invited.

Let’s get out there and start enjoying the season of butterflies, birds, and bouquets! Spending time outdoors has been proven to boost people’s moods and reduce stress. So soak up the sun and happy spring!