Spring is on its way and we couldn’t be more excited! The first day of spring is March 20th and to get you ready for the warm weather and smiling sun here’s some information before the April showers and May flowers.

The first day of spring is called the vernal equinox. During this time day and night are both 12 hours long. This means the end of the dark winter and the beginning of more time with the sun.

The only other day with equal daylight and night is the fall equinox.

Legend has it on the equinox you can stand a raw egg on its end. Take the kids out and try this challenge!

Get your kids involved in the changing seasons by tracking the appearance of new animals as spring approaches. Birds will be singing and animals will be coming out of their burrows.

The equinoxes are the only times when the sun rises in the east and sets in the west.

Flowers that appear in spring include lilacs, tulips, dahlias and daffodils.  Decorate your house with these signs of spring!