Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Let's Play Spring-O!

Mother Nature tempted us with a taste of spring last week. She's turned the thermostat back down this week, but we know spring is on the way.

I can't wait.

I love spring. For me, spring means cherry blossoms, running in shorts, bees buzzing, outdoor soccer, longer days, track season.

For others, spring means different things.

What symbolizes spring for you?

Last week a friend of mine commented that spring was almost here because she saw the robins return. I had never thought of robins as migrating birds, so I wondered if they really did leave during the winter. It turns out some robins migrate, but not all. And it's not just weather that motivates their migration.

Our family loves to play games and I decided to make SPRING-O, a fun little game to play while we're waiting for spring to really arrive.

The best part is, you can make this game at home and play it with your family. Make it simple for younger players, or make it complex for older kids and adults.

So let's play Spring-O!


  1. On a piece of paper, draw a grid of nine squares. 
  2. In each of the squares, write down signs of spring. You could write down things about new plants growing, insects and animals, warmer weather, or outdoor recess and sports seasons.
  3. Put a free space in the middle of your grid.
  4. Play SPRING-O with your family and friends and mark off a square when you see that sign of spring. You can play to win when you have a row of three or when you fill up the entire card.