Here are some Spring activities, lessons, and printables for Pre-K, Preschool, and Kindergarten.
There is a wide variety to be found here, but don’t be overwhelmed. 🙂 Pick and choose those activities you would like to do and you believe will be of interest to the children in your classroom.
I don’t do all of these activities every single year — I like to change it up from year to year to match the interests of the group of children I teach.
All activities and printables listed here are FREE unless clearly marked.
What themes work for the Spring season?
You can do one general theme of “Fall” and stretch it out through the season or through one month, incorporating many Spring books and activities. Longer themes make it so much easier to set up the classroom environment. You can incorporate the theme through the environment without changing the whole room every week if the theme changes each week.
In March, I like to do a Wild Animals theme, adding in Safari Animals and Rainforest Animals.
In April, I like to combine Bugs Theme with a Plants & Seeds Theme because of the ecological relationship between bugs and plants. These two themes can be combined, or you can do two weeks of Bugs and two weeks of Plants & Seeds in a month.
In May, I like to do a broad theme of Water & Water Animals by combining the Pond Life Theme and Ocean Theme. I usually do two weeks of Pond Life and two weeks of Ocean Animals during the month. (Our school year ends in May.)
Here are some additional common themes that some teachers do in the Spring:
- Farm (I usually do this theme in the Fall)
- Weather (with wind & kites) (I usually do this theme in the Winter)
To bring in the holidays of this season, you might want to do an Easter theme.
Need Math activities for Spring? Here are some favorites…
- Bug Jar Math Printables
- Spring Math Story Problem Pocket Charts
- Ladybug Play Dough Counting Mats
- Worms Play Dough Counting Mats
- Five Little Bunnies Printable Book
Need Literacy activities for Spring? Here are some favorites…
- Spring Picture-Word Cards
- Garden Picture-Word Cards
- Bug Picture-Word Cards
- Carrot Letter Search
- Roll & Write Games: Earth Day, Plants, Ladybugs, Frogs
What can you add to your Spring Science Center?
More Spring Centers
- Spring Art Center Ideas
- Spring Block Center Ideas
- Bug Sensory Table
- Pond Life Sensory Table
- Butterfly & Ladybug Visual Discrimination