March Bucket List: 13 Family Fun Activities to do In March

It is March & I am running painfully late in sharing our list of ideas for some family fun this month!!  February was a little challenging in our little corner of the world!  Everyone of us had so many extra items on our to-do list--we were truly struggling to get things done!  Free time was at a premium last month--but, we did find time for some of the February Family Fun activities!  Today, I wanted to show you how we did on our February list--and share our March list!  As I said last month, we are planning to have a family meeting at the beginning of each month and come up with a short list of fun activities based on the season or the month's special holidays.  Today, I am sharing our March Family Fun Activities--a family fun "bucket list", I guess, of the activities that made our list!  Ready to have some fun in March? Try some of these 13 Family Fun Activities for the month of March!


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Although my daughters are little older--they still never outgrow some of their favorite almost-spring fun activities! 

Here is a rundown of our plans for the month of March!  Check out some tips and ideas for each item and download a printable copy here too!

March Bucket List

13 Family Fun Activities for March

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1.  Celebrate St. Patrick's Day.  Our Irish heritage runs pretty strong in our little corner of the world!  Our daughters were competitive Irish dancers until injuries took them each out of competition.  Even if you aren't Irish--it is still fun to celebrate some lively Irish music, a bit of green and a pot of Irish stew or Corned Beef & Cabbage!

2.  Build a Leprechaun Trap. No matter the age of the kiddos, building a Leprechaun trap is a fun activity to practice those problem solving and STEM skills! My youngest daughter was required to build a Leprechaun Trap a couple of times in elementary school as part of their quarterly STEM design challenge project.  This year, I think I could even get my husband on board during our college daughter's spring break.  

3.  Build a Homemade Kite.  This is something that I have always wanted to do--but, have never done!  I am not sure if we will build from a kite making kit or if we will build a kite from scratch with a kite making plan!

4.  Fly a Kite.  If our weather was 19 degrees today--it would be a perfectly windy day for kite flying!  Unfortunately--it is snowy and freezing! Luckily, we are in Ohio, so if we wait a few hours or a day or so we'll be randomly at 60 degrees again! Hopefully we will be flying a homemade kite this year!

5.   Go on a Spring Scavenger Hunt.  I used to create scavenger hunts for every single birthday party when the kids were younger!  Make a quick list of fun spring themed items to find--and make it extra fun by make it a selfie scavenger hunt so that you take a ton of pictures to help you remember the activity!


6.  Celebrate Pi Day.  March 14th is Pi Day--celebrating a fun way to teach the kids about Pi in a variety of ways.  We have played games memorizing as much of the number as possible or with circular shaped foods like pancakes, pizzas and pie! 

7.  Donate to a Food Bank.  Times are a little tough for many people this year with rising prices for so many of our goods and services.  If you are fortunate enough to be able to do a little spring cleaning and donate some food items to your local food pantry, it can be quite a valuable lesson for the whole family.

8.  Bake a Pie from Scratch.  I am not sure if we will bake a pie for Pi Day--or if we will bake a pie to warm up the house on a random Ohio day!  My daughters have rarely made a homemade pie crust and it is a skill that I want to give them--even if they rarely use it in life! 

9.  Have a Family Movie Night. We rarely seem to have a movie night--so, this is definitely on our list of things to do this month!  Need some tips for your next family movie night?  It doesn't matter what movie you watch--just whip up some snacks, grab some cozy blankets and snuggle in for a few hours!


10.  Take Part in Earth Hour.  On March 26th, at 8:30pm local time, switch off your lights and take part in Earch Hour.  Earth hour began in 2007 in Sydney as an effort to raise awareness of climate change.  It has grown to become of the largest environmental movements in the world.  Visit to learn more!

11  Read/Write Poetry. World Poetry day is March 21 this year--and gives us the perfect excuse to read or write poetry.  Whether you attend a local poetry slam event or pick up a family friendly book of poetry, it can be fun to read or write something a little different than usual.

12. Make Homemade Waffles.  My family loves waffles!  We don't always take the time to make them--but, someone always orders waffles when we venture out for breakfast.  We have a few tried and true waffle recipes, like Gingerbread Waffles with Orange Maple Syrup or Belgian Waffles with Cherry SauceThis month, though, I feel like something with blueberries or strawberries may be on the menu!

13.  Take a Walk in the Park. In January, I really planned to get everyone out to a park or a nature trail every week.  We started the year off strong with a waterfall hike at Hocking Hills--then, we had a family round with illness and February took on a life of its own.  This month--we are going to finish strong and continue the 52 Hike Challenge.  You can join the 52 Hike Challenge any time of the year--but, spring is always a beautiful season to venture our to your local parks.

I will try to post some shots of our March adventures on Instagram as we head into the second month of the year!

So--How did we do on our February list?

What's on your March bucket list?

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