A new spring season brings a much-needed spring into my step after months of staying cooped up through the colder months. From the budding dogwood trees to the sounds of bees buzzing, and yes, even the coat of pollen that casts a yellow haze in the air down here in the South, I love the feeling of everything coming back to life. It restores my energy and gives me a little more zest for everyday activities.
Perhaps my favorite change that comes with the month of April is the pleasant temperature that makes it easier to get outside often with my family. We plan more trips to the playground, enjoy more dinners around a picnic table, and take more walks with our neighbors and friends. As a parent, I love the feeling of tucking my exhausted kids into bed after a long day of playing outside. I find joy in scrubbing the dirt from their feet and treating the grass stains on the knees of their pant legs; it just feels good, and I strive to incorporate as much outside play into their childhoods as possible.
The delightful combination of warm sun and cool breeze that comes with springtime is what inspired our list of favorite finds for April. Each item can be used outdoors to help you savor the season, whether you’re flying solo or with the whole crew. After hibernating all winter, I’m sure I’m not the only one who could use some sunshine, fresh air, and even a little dirt on my hands.