As usual, I’m on the lookout for new fun seasonal activities. I’ve compiled my findings for you below. Some of these are old favorites from my daycare days, some are new ones I can’t wait to try with Baby B when he gets old enough.
I hope you enjoy these activities and this wonderful season!
11 Spring Activities for Preschool
1. Garden Themed Playdough Play. Use this free printable playdough garden with your homemade playdough for a sensory and dramatic play experience. Add some plastic bugs or other critters if you have any around.
2. Garden. Planting a family or school garden allows your children to experience the transformation from seed to plant first hand. Code Name: Mama has some great ideas for gardening with kids.
3. Flower Petal Collage. Collect flower petals and use them to make a fragrant collage.
4. Baggie Seed Germination. Apt Garden has instructions for starting seeds in a baggie. I’ve done this with pea seeds simply for observation. It’s a great way to see a seed grow roots and sprout up close.
5. Pinecone Bird Feeder. Make a bird feeder to attract birds to your yard. Then observe and learn about our feathered friends. Details at My Kids Adventures.
6. Sing! Check out these seasonal Spring songs and learn through music.
7. Insect to Frog Transfer. Work on fine motor skills with this insect-to-frog transfer activity from Chasing Cheerios.
8. Fine Motor Flower Activity. Use fake flowers and a colander for more fine motor fun. Details at No Time for Flash Cards.
9. Ladybug Habitat. Did you know that you can keep Lady Bugs as temporary pets? Check out full details here.
10. Growing Hair. Glue a photo of your child on a garden pot and grow grass hair. Check it out at Rainbows Within Reach.
11. Read. Below are a few of my favorite books to read in the Spring. Look for them at your local library or use the affiliate links below to purchase on Amazon.
- Ten Seeds by Ruth Brown
- Growing Vegetable Soup by Lois Ehlert
- The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle
- Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert
- Pick, Pull, Snap! by Lola M. Schaefer
- Home For A Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown