Celebrate the Vernal Equinox: Activities for Kids

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It’s spring! The Vernal Equinox marks the first day of the pre-summer summer. Falling between March 20 and 24 each year, this day deserves its own celebration. What can your kids do on the Vernal Equinox?

Have a picnic. Feel the warmth of the spring sun and take the kids outdoors for a picnic lunch or dinner.

Learn about the Mayans. Events such as the equinox were important markers in the Mayan culture. Help the kids research the Mayans, the equinox and their celebration.

Start some seeds. Even though it’s not yet time to plant in many areas of the country, you can celebrate spring by sowing seeds in an indoor planter. Reuse a washed and dried cardboard milk jug, upcycling it into an artsy container.

Explore eggs. There’s a popular story that you can balance an egg only on an equinox. Take an egg outside, stand it on one end and see what happens!

Get crafty. Gather a few natural materials to make a spring collage, paint with flowers, make a tissue paper spring scene or draw a landscape outdoors.

Clean up. Take the day to ‘spring clean’ your home or visit a local park, pitch in and green the land (picking up and throwing out/recycling what other people left behind).

 




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