The Savvy Guide to April

The Savvy Guide to April - SavvyMom

Welcome to April, the onset of spring and all things new and fresh.

Do you feel that warm sunshine on your upturned face? Not quite yet?! Spring is officially here even if we’re not really refreshed and recharged. Maybe it’s because there’s a million and one things to do. We’re sick of tripping over winter boots and stray mitts, so spring cleaning is definitely in the works, and it’s that time of year when winter activities overlap with spring sports, making for some crazy weeknights and desperate dinner scrambles.

But let’s celebrate every puddle and melted snowbank we see, and prepare our families and our homes for warmer weather.

Passover, Easter, daffodils, and ditching your winter boots. Our Savvy Guide to April is full of fun ideas to help you embrace all that April brings.

The Savvy Guide to April


Friday, April 1st is April Fool’s Day. Even if you’re not a fan of pranks or surprises, you’ll want to acknowledge the day in a fun way with your kids. Check out these 8 Sweet April Fools’ Day Pranks Kids Will Love and An Adorable Idea for April Fools’ Day with Kids.


It’s time to get out and about! There are so many fun attractions and events in April for Toronto, Ottawa, Calgary, and Vancouver families. Get set to explore your cities and around town to embrace that sense of community.


After years of overlap, Easter and Passover are like a month apart this year. If you’re stuck with leftovers from a big Easter feast, here are some ideas for your Easter leftovers. And if you need to stock up or replenish your pantry for Passover coming up, check out our lists of Judaica and Jewish stores in Toronto, Ottawa, Calgary, and Vancouver.


Get out the summer camp schedules and get going on sorting out your summer. It will be here before you know it and you don’t want to be left scrambling. Schedule a time to finish your research, coordinate with your friends and your kid’s friends (so they’re not going alone), and complete all application forms.


Use eggshells to start planting seeds early. No guide to April would be complete without mentioning Earth Day — it’s April 22 and eggs are the quintessential symbol of spring and they’re perfect for starting seeds before the ground is ready. Poke a hole at the bottom for drainage and place the shell in an egg cup or old egg carton. Fill with soil and seeds then wait. Plant small leaves like chives and wheat grass, then transfer the whole thing into the garden — shell included (they’re naturally biodegradable).


Support the Canadian Cancer Society’s Daffodil Month. Your donation to this year’s Daffodil Campaign will fund nationwide support programs that offer comfort and connection – and world-leading research to transform the future of cancer. The Daffodil pins and flowers show support, build awareness, and raise money for this great cause. Plus, those sunny yellow flowers are bound to put a spring in your step.


While we’re itching to get outside when the weather cooperates, of course we still look forward to family movie nights and new seasons of our (and their!) favourite shows. Here’s a round up of what’s on for kids and families streaming in Canada in April.


Make a plan for the seasonal switch up. We’ve got some bright ideas to get you started. Because even if it doesn’t feel like spring outside, you can still make it look like spring inside. Here’s some ideas for getting your home ready for Spring.


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