Principal Kidd changed one of Eggshell Elementary's school rules to longer recess. Come play with everyone at Eggshell Elementary school. Stop by often. I'll change games from time to time and have new contests you can participate in, with your parents permission. 

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Spring Outdoor Fun

Some fun ideas for the warmer weather.

By Ellen Neuborne


It's spring and everyone has serious cabin fever. But it's not quite picnic weather yet. So how can you plan some quick springtime outings for you and the kids? Dress in layers to be prepared for changeable spring weather and get creative. Here are some activities that can get you out of the house and reacquaint you with your neighborhood.

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A Spring Fling Scavenger Hunt

Does it seem like forever since you last went for a walk? Forgotten what your neighborhood looks like? A scavenger hunt may be just the thing to get you and the kids out and revisiting whatever your neighborhood has to offer. Try some of these suggestions or create your own list of things to find.

Sounds of spring

Get out in the neighborhood and collect these spring sounds. Can you hear...

  • Frogs or toads
  • A clap of thunder
  • Music from an open car window
  • A woodpecker
  • A bird singing
  • Kids playing in the playground
  • Music from an ice cream truck
  • A lawn mower

Sights of spring

Can you see spring around you? Collect these sightings...

  • A plant emerging from the ground
  • A bud on a tree or bush
  • A flower in bloom
  • People sitting outside
  • Open windows
  • Open coats
  • Spring flowers
  • Spring fruit
  • Bathing suits in a shop window
  • Someone skateboarding



Number of players
One or more

How to play
Draw a hopscotch board on the sidewalk with chalk and give each player a marker—a beanbag or rock works well. Each player, in turn, throws his marker on the board, starting in square one. He hops on one foot in each square to the end of the board, hopping over the square containing his marker, then turns and hops back, retrieving his marker. A player loses a turn if he steps on a line. The first to get his marker to 10 wins.

Rainy day? Try this spring match up game!