Planning for April

Last updated: 01 April 2024

Pinch, punch, first of the month! It’s no April Fools, I’m updating all my monthly planning posts again for this year. In case it helps anyone else be more organised too, I’ll be sharing our monthly list of things to do, plan, remember and celebrate. For those who want to be extra organised there’s a free downloadable printable at the end of this post, to help you make your own monthly list, with both a colour version and a printer friendly B&W version available! The downloads include two sheets each, one with and one without a space for notes on foraging.

To Do

Spring clean the house and garden

With spring officially started, now is the time for a good old spring clean. Decluttering the house is always so satisfying, and getting rid of everything that’s piled up over Christmas and the winter months. I’ll also need to take inventory of the garden as well, to see what needs fixed or replaced, and I’m going to plan what seeds I want to plant this year.

Get new gardening supplies delivered 

We need to get supplies for planting our seeds, including big bags of compost and new pots if anything needs replacing (see above). That means it’s time for my annual spring trip to the gardening centre. We don’t have a car and do everything on foot or by public transport, so I usually get everything delivered. I could of course just order it online, but where is the fun in that! I love going around the garden centre and looking at all the plants.

Time to Forage For

We’ve really gotten in to foraging over the past couple of years, so in my forward planning I’m going to include a reminder of what plants to forage for each month. This will of course vary hugely depending on which part of the world you live in. For us, it’s what’s ready to forage here in central Scotland. I’ve included two versions of the monthly download – one with, and one without a section for foraging.

In April we’ll be foraging for…

  • Dandelion
  • Daisies
  • Gorse
  • Ground Elder
  • Nettles
  • Wild Garlic

Dates for Our Diary

There are so many dates from different cultures and religions to consider, I’ll just be listing the ones that we ourselves celebrate or commemorate (you can create your own personal list using the download at the end of this post). I’ll also highlight some previous activities from our archives, which will help us to celebrate.

With Easter Sunday falling in March this year, there aren’t really any specific calendar dates to celebrate, but there’s two weeks to school holidays to fill and the weather forecast doesn’t look too great, so here are some fun activities to do on rainy days:

Coming Up Next Month

One thing I’ve found with monthly planning, is that the things that happen at the beginning of the month can often take you by surprise (like World Book Day, every single year!) So that’s why at the beginning of each month I’ll also be reminding myself what’s coming up the following month…

  • 9 May – Vatertag/ Father’s Day (Germany)
  • 11 May – Eurovision Song Contest Finale
  • 12 May – Muttertag/ Mother’s Day (USA/ Germany)

>> Download April Planner (full colour)

>> Download April Planner (printer friendly)

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