Planning a spring theme for your preschool? Looking for spring activities that hit all the main subjects for preschoolers?
With spring comes flowers, birds, bugs, and rain. It’s such a beautiful season to incorporate into your learning.
Listed below are 12 different spring activities that are perfect for preschoolers. Including literacy activities, math, pre-writing, science, and arts & crafts.
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12 Spring Activities for Preschoolers
Along with planting a garden and collecting some bugs, here are 12 more activities you can do with your preschooler this spring.
Common Flowers Matching
Object-to-image matching activities are great for multiple ages. Even toddlers can do this.
Plus, it helps develop vocabulary and allows your child to explore abstraction and make connections.
Object-to-image matching can even help your children to learn how to identify common flowers.
For this spring activity, we purchased the Safari Ltd. Flowers Toob and printed off these free matching flower cards over at Homeschooling My Kinetic Kids.
Spring Theme Pattern Work
Being able to complete and create a pattern is an essential pre-cursor to math. It helps prepare children for later number work, develops critical thinking, and helps kids make predictions based on their observations.
You can print off these spring theme pattern cards for free over at our resource library. It’s a great introduction to completing patterns for preschoolers.
Rainbow Color Recognition and Counting
This free printable from Stay At Home Educator works on color recognition, number recognition, and counting.
Have your child recognize the number and color on the card, then place that same color and quantity of pom poms on one of the clouds.
We added in some tweezers to help strengthen those little hands for writing and pen control.
Spring Theme Puzzles
I always recommend adding in some puzzles, as they’re great for logic and fine motor. Puzzles with pegs really help with developing a good pincher grasp for writing.
You can find some beautiful Montessori puzzles for a spring theme over on Amazon. We have the bird puzzle (among several others) and just ordered the flower one.
Spring Sensory Bin
Sensory play is so important to the brain development of young children.
For our spring theme sensory bin, we just used things we already had around the house.
I used shredded paper “grass” as the base and added in some toy shovels, fake flower petals, a frog figurine, and a fake bird. I also grabbed some plastic eggs and hid little bird and chick erasers inside of them.
My kids were ecstatic when they found the little erasers, and they quite enjoyed transferring the “grass” to another butterfly container that I provided them with.
Build a Flower Garden
This Build a Flower Garden toy is the perfect way to incorporate STEM and inspire creativity.
My kiddos, and even my husband and I, will play with these flowers for hours. This set comes with an assortment of lilies, petunias, and daises, and has an endless amount of combinations. Plus, it’s non-toxic and eco-friendly. 🙂
Rainy Day Alphabet Sequence Puzzle
How adorable is this rainy day alphabet sequence puzzle!?
My preschooler loves alphabet puzzles, so I knew this would be a big hit with her. Plus, it’s an easy way to work on letter recognition and the order of the alphabet.
This printable is free from totschooling.net, and they offer both uppercase letters and lowercase letters.
Mommy and Baby Animal Matching
Lots of baby animals are born in the spring, so this is a great time to learn what we call babies of different species.
We got these little mother-baby puzzles in an educational combo pack at Costco at the beginning of the school year, but you can find the same type of matching activity over at totschooling.net.
Spring Theme Sand Tray
If you’ve been following us for awhile, then you know how much we love our sand tray.
It’s the perfect tool for casually getting preschoolers to write.
This week, we used some purple sand that we got from our local Dollar Tree and some flower flashcards, which you can get for free over at our resource library. Printable includes uppercase, as well as lowercase letters.
My preschooler will sit there and go through the entire alphabet, but if you’re just starting out, just set our 4-5 cards each time.
Flowers and Rainbows Play Dough Tray
Play dough is another easy way to incorporate some sensory play in your preschool.
I love designing play dough trays for the kids, but this week we kept it pretty simple with some:
- Purple and pink Play-Doh
- Flower cookie cutter
- Rolling pins
- Play dough cutting tools
- Melissa & Doug Friendship Stamps
Rainbow Cloud Cutting Craft
This rainbow cloud craft is an easy way to sneak in some scissor skills with your preschooler.
Draw some straight lines on different colors of construction paper, and then have your preschooler cut them out and glue them on to a cloud. You could have the cloud pre-cut, or you could try to have your preschooler cut that out as well.
Add in some googly eyes and a smiley face, and you’re all done!
Plant Parts and Needs
To dive deeper into the science of plants, I made the kids a file folder game, using this free printable that goes over the parts of a plant and what a plant needs to grow and stay healthy.
I hope this post gave you lots of ideas for planning a spring theme for your preschooler(s).
There are tons of educational spring activities geared towards preschoolers that include literacy, writing, math, science, and arts & crafts.
Pick what you would find most suitable for your preschooler and try to gear towards their interests. And most importantly, just have fun with it!
What About You?
What are some of your favorite spring activities for preschoolers? Share your favorite crafts, literacy activities, science experiments, and more in the comments below and be sure to share this post with other homeschool moms and dads.