Getting Ready for Spring/Summer Outdoor Fun

By Sara-Lynne Levine May 4, 2021

It's been a long winter for some of us in northern climates, but it looks like it's finally spring and time to get ready for outdoor activities.

Here’s part of my spring to-do list to help you get ready for kid-friendly outings.

Kid’s Clothes

  • Check “spring” jackets and rain coats to see if they fit.
  • Check out last year’s rain boots and try them on.
  • Locate ball caps and sun hats.
  • Spend some time with your kids trying on summer shoes, t-shirts, and shorts to see what fits and what’s ready to donate or hand down to the next kid.
  • Start washing wool socks, sweaters, long underwear and other winter clothes.
  • Wash and put away snow pants, boots, hats and scarves and pair up mittens for next winter.

Outdoor Gear

  • Buy sunscreen. You will need it before you know it.
  • Check kids bicycles to make sure tires are inflated.
  • Inflate basketballs and soccer balls.
  • Check the condition of water gear and toys (if they grew mildew in storage, toss them).
  • Inspect swing sets and play systems to make sure they are in good condition.

How are you preparing for spring?