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With temperatures bouncing all over the place this month, it’s easy to think spring may have already sprung. But the first day of spring is officially March 20 and to celebrate, BCLS is offering a brand new set of activity tracks on Beanstack to get kids up and moving after the long winter months.

Here’s a quick refresher on activity tracks – each season, our team of youth services librarians comes up with fun ideas for kids 11 and under to complete at the library and at home. These seasonal activities are a great way to encourage kids to play, explore the world around them, and just have fun! As a bonus, the majority of the activities are free or can be completed with library resources or supplies you may already have.

For kids ages 5 and under, check out our Spring Fun for Little Ones 2017 activity track. Some of the activities include:

For kids 6-11 years old, check out our Spring into Fun 2017 activity track. Some of the activities include:

  • Make a colorful rainbow using Legos. If you don’t have your own Legos, check out our Event Calendar to find a Lego Club at a branch nearby.
  • Build a fort with family or a friend and read under it.
  • Who says you can't play with your food? Vegetables can be fun when you paint with them! Create a spring picture with vegetable stamps.

For some other library resources that might put a spring in your step, check out some of these recommendations below: