Maria goes live every other week, in the Empowering Kids with Character Facebook group. For this one, she talks about creating Spring bags to keep in your car and then a Spring bucket list.  can watch the video here.

So what goes in a Spring bag? First off, this lives in your car for the length of Spring!

  • Extra socks (so much MUD in the spring, so extra socks are always a MUST!)
  • Rags (park runs – helps dry off slides)
  • Wipes (help wipe off hands)
  • Toys (cars for at the park are always fun!)
  • Balls
  • Clipboards & pencils and paper (go on nature trails and draw what they see in nature)

The whole purpose of the Spring bag is to be able to be spontaneous with your children and explore.

In the fall, you can throw books in your Fall bag. This way, when you run across a Little Free Library, you can leave a book and take a book!

Maria also talked about creating a Spring Bucket List (she creates a bucket list for every season – I love that idea!). You can print the ones she shared here (where you can create your own) or here (where the blogger lists some great ideas for you, if you’re like me and need a little help coming up with ideas!).

Maria had a big call-to-action at the end – she wants you to invite your fellow parents and educators to the Empowering Kids with Character Facebook group!!! May will be a huge blast in this private Facebook group!! You don’t want to miss out!

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Transcribed by Mandy Bush, Executive Assistant