Thursday, March 19, 2020, at 11:50 p.m. EDT (for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere) is the Vernal (Spring) Equinox, commonly known as the first day of spring! 

Things have been a little crazy for the last few weeks with the spread of Covid-19. Whether you're home from work, tackling home schooling lessons for your kids, or going through your normal routines, you may want a break from the news and panic and celebrating spring might be the way to do that. We've compiled a list of things you can do to welcome the season in Northern Nevada.

  • Take a Hike- With so many awesome trails, you can "self-isolate" and still enjoy the great outdoors. 
  • Garden- If you're not quite ready to start planting outdoors, consider starting an indoor garden. 
  • Welcome Wildlife- Add bird feeders, bird baths, fountains, and bird and bee friendly plants to your yard.
  • Practice Yoga- Spring is known for renewal. Take up yoga (like this sequence) to draw energy inward and release it out. 
  • Take a Walk- Enjoy a nice stroll through the neighborhood, maybe taking a different route than you normally do. 
  • Spring Cleaning- If you're self-isolating, this may be the perfect time to take on some of your spring cleaning. 
  • Start Composting- You can turn your food scraps and other compostable materials into compost for your garden.
  • Do Something New- Do you have a list of things you'd like to do? Maybe start learning a new language, take an online course, or kick that bad habit. 
  • Adopt a Pet- Consider giving a shelter animal a second chance. If you aren't able to adopt, consider volunteering, or donating to a local rescue. 

Spring Activities for Kids

  • Enjoy a Picnic- Pack a blanket and a picnic lunch to enjoy in the yard.
  • Fly a Kite- Breezy days are perfect for flying a kite.
  • Celebrate Holidays- Celebrate some of the lesser-known holidays this spring, like planting a tree for Arbor Day on April 24th. 
  • Practice Yoga- Yoga for children is accessible, whether you're watching videos or using cards like these
  • Paint Flower Pots- Terra cotta pots are easy to paint and can be enjoyed year-round. 
  • Spring Crafts- There are a ton of crafts relating to spring for all ages and stages, like these
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