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30 Spring Activities for Preschoolers


The first day of spring is quickly approaching! I hear birds and see blossoms here in Seattle. Growing up in Maine, I remember hearing icicles crashing and puddles galore as signs that spring was on its way. Spring is a time for celebration. This post includes spring activities for preschoolers

Celebrate Spring with Kids

Spring Activities for Preschoolers

The first day of spring is also known as the Vernal Equinox: “The word equinox is derived from the Latin words meaning “equal night.” Days and nights are approximately equal everywhere and the Sun rises and sets due east and west.” (Source: Old Farmer’s Almanac)

“April hath put a spirit of youth in everything. (Sonnet XCVIII)”

  1. Craft a Walking Stick like on The DIY Dreamer
  2. Go on Nature Walk
  3. Go on a Color Hunt
  4. Create a Spring Garden Sensory Tub
  5. Go on a Listening Walk to Hear the Sounds of Spring
  6. Visit a Plant Nursery
  7. Use all Your Senses to Go on a Signs of Spring Walk
  8. Start a Nature Journal
  9. Collect Sticks and Create a Stick Craft like on Red Ted Art’s Blog
  10. Go on an Egg Sound Hunt
  11. Create a Nature Collage Texture Table
  12. Introduce the Passage of Time (e.g. the Seasons) to your Preschoolers
  13. Do an Art Project Outdoors
  14. Listen to Birds and See if You Can Identify their Songs by Checking the Audubon’s Bird Sounds resource
  15. Learn about Hummingbirds with Catherine Sill’s lovely book About Hummingbirds: A Guide for Children
  16. Celebrate Vernal Equinox
  17. Create a Nature Light Catcher like on Still Parenting
  18. Create a Nature Basket for Your Child’s Space
  19. Go on a Spring Photo Hunt like on Housing a Forest
  20. Sing Songs about Spring
  21. Plant a Seed & Observe/Measure it’s Growth
  22. Try to Identify Tree Barks
  23. Build a Newspaper Pot
  24. Start Planning a Garden with your Kids
  25. Write a Nature Poem
  26. Create and Investigate a Nature Box inspired by An Everyday Story
  27. Read Books Outside
  28. Go on a Nature Treasure Hunt like on Little Wonders’ Days
  29. Eat a Whole Plant {seed, stem, flower, roots, leaves)
  30. Pack away your winter clothes

Spring with Kids

I hope you enjoyed this list.

So tell me, how do you celebrate with your family or students? Do you have any traditions to share with us? Leave a comment! I love hearing from you!

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