The changes of spring including plants and flowers bursting to life, animals emerging from hibernation, butterflies swirling, and honeybees swarming make for delightful opportunities for student learning.
This collection of spring literacy and math activities, engaging books, sensory bin ideas, and creative crafts will help them appreciate all the beauty the season has to offer.
1. Toilet Paper Roll Fake Flowers Craft
2. Make Colorful Plant Pokes
Why not add a pop of bright color to potted plants with these easy and affordable plant pokes? They make a great gift and can also be added to a backyard garden.
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3. Rainbow Cork Painting
Give kids a chance to experiment using corks to paint their own bright, colorful rainbows. The free printable makes this an easy project to set up and get started.
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4. Painted Flower Craft
Get those paint brushes out to create this stunning flower craft! These fun flowers appear to be popping out from the page, creating a neat 3D effect.
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5. Loofah Painted Chicks
This fun, inexpensive and easy craft is also a great opportunity to learn about the life cycle of chicks.
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6. Classic Coffee Filter Butterfly Activity
7. Spin Art Rainbow Flower Painting Activity
Your preschooler is sure to love using a salad spinner to create these vibrant and unique rainbow flowers. Apart from being lots of fun, this craft is a great way to develop fine motor skills.
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8. Paper Plate Garden and Bee
Creating this gorgeous 3D craft is also the perfect time to discuss bee pollination and the symbiotic relationship between bees and plants.
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9. Spring Blossom Sun Catchers
This engaging activity is a wonderful way to celebrate the signs of spring all around you. Your preschooler will love picking out their own blossoms and leaves to assemble these radiant creations.
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10. Paper Plate Bee Craft
Who doesn't love insect crafts? This fun activity is also a great opportunity to discuss the honey bee life cycle.
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11. Handprint Tulips
This creative twist on a classic flower garden activity uses handprints to create colorful tulips.
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12. Sharpen Math Skills With a Plant Number Line
13. Ladybug Alphabet Activity
14. Engaging Flower Filled Science Activity
This colorful STEM experiment is a great hands-on way to teach young learners about capillary action.
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15. Flower Planting With Playdough
What better opportunity to teach your preschooler about different types of flowers? They will love choosing from sunflowers, orchids, daffodils, and tulips to create their own unique planters.
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16. Color Matching Flower Tray
17. Read a Spring Themed Book
Planting a Rainbow is the story of a mother and daughter planting assorted flower seeds in their backyard. It's an excellent spring read-aloud for strengthening literacy skills and makes a great addition to any spring literacy center.
18. Insect Sensory Activity
This fine-motor sensory activity makes for hours of fun as preschoolers use their digging tools to hunt for insects. It's also a great opportunity to teach them about bug life cycles.
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19. Colorful Bug Jar Activity
20. Milk Carton Bird Feeder
This recycled bird feeder activity is a fantastic way to teach kids how to take care of the wildlife in their own backyard. Why not combine it with a bird-themed lesson plan to identify all the visitors they spot?
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21. Edible Butterfly Life Cycle
Studying the butterfly life cycle is a classic spring activity. Combine some colorful marshmallows, raisins, and licorice for an edible lesson your students will never forget!
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22. Counting Flowers Printable Book
This spring-themed lesson plan combines dice and circle stickers for a fun flower counting and number recognition activity.
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23. Spring Sensory Bottle
This spring sensory bottle requires only some glitter and your choice of plastic butterflies, ladybugs, caterpillars, and flowers. Toss them all together for hours of sensory play!
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24. Spring Read Aloud
25. Sing Some Spring Songs
This collection of spring songs and chants can be combined with dance steps and instruments to celebrate spring in style!
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26. Spring Pond Sensory Bin
This hands-on pond sensory bin is a great way to enjoy the sights and sounds of spring. It's also a wonderful opportunity to learn about the life cycle of frogs and pond habitats.
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27. Butterfly Alphabet Craft
28. Cherry Blossom Painting With Cotton Balls
This cherry blossom craft requires only cotton balls and paint but creates a beautiful spring landscape effect.
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29. Explore Rainbow, Lights, and Color
Light is fascinating for children to explore because they can see it but can't touch it, creating an endless stream of questions about how it functions.
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30. Play Spring Bingo
This themed bingo game is a great way to reinforce spring vocabulary and can be used for parties or as an end of lesson wrap-up activity.
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31. Butterfly Printable Mask Craft
This wearable mask is a great way for kids to express themselves through acting or mini theatre production.
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32. Animal Habitat Activities
These hands-on science matching activities help students differentiate between mammals, birds, and other animals while also learning about their habitats.
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33. Spring Garden Carrot Counting
Students practice counting to ten in this hands-on matching game. Why not turn the cards face down to add a fun element of surprise?
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34. Practice Seed Sorting
This educational activity can be accomplished with any seeds you like, including dried beans, peas, corn, or pumpkin seeds. It's an amazing opportunity to learn about spring changes and plant growth.
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35. Develop Gardening Skills With a Fine Motor Sensory Activity
Kids are sure to have tons of fun digging up carrots, fruits, or flowers from this sensory garden. All you need is some potting soil, a sorting tray, and some tweezers.
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36. Practice Bumblebee Counting
Bumblebees are a fun theme for counting and practicing number recognition. Laminating these sheets and combining them with dry-erase markers will make them reusable and give your young learner plenty of number writing practice.
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37. Spring Alphabet Match
This spring-themed printable provides great practice in letter recognition and identifying uppercase and lowercase letters. Young learners can also improve their fine motor skills through cutting and pasting.
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38. Build A Bird Nest
Combine some moss, craft eggs, paper shreds, dried grass, and whatever sparks your imagination to create this sensory nest tray. Kids will love assembling their own nests while learning about this important part of a bird's habitat.
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39. Try a Spring Brain Break
Give kids an opportunity to move with these fun spring-themed exercises. They also make a great brain break throughout the day to get learners reenergized.
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