Spring Curriculum

This is a great April bulletin board! The caption is “April showers bring….Mud Puddles!” Have the children make brown footprints on the paper. This turns out really cute.

Hi, this is an idea that a friend gave me. Craft for Spring Flowers

Materials: Laundry Detergent Scooper (from powder detergent) cleaned well
Two tops off of milk jugs of same color and size,
Some small already grown flowers,
Some type of ribbon to make a bow with
And anything else you want to add.

It will look like a tiny wheelbarrow with flowers in it when completed. first glue the ‘wheels’ or jug lids on the sides and draw little wheel lines on them, then plant your flowers with a little potting soil, then add a bow to the front or side and any other decorations how you want it to look. It is pretty cute for a spring or summer craft!!

Spring is a time when many schools talk about bugs and flowers…I helped the Pre-K teacher at our school come up with a great Bumble Bee Bulletin Board…Green background…Paper plate sunflowers. Bumblebees from construction paper. Title “what’s the buzz?” where I would fly if I was a bee…with little speech bubbles next to each bee in the children’s own words. It turned out adorable.

Rain Cloud. I made a cute bulletin board with my class. The first part of the project I had them cut out a raindrop shape from thick white construction paper. Then they each sponge painted them with light blue paint. Next, I cut out a large cloud shape out of white butcher paper and had each of them decorate it with their handprints in black paint. When all materials were dry, I hung the cloud up against a navy blue background with the raindrops scattered beneath for a rainy spring day.

Play dough Recipe 3 cups water 3 tablespoons vegetable oil brown tempra paint (dry or liquid) Heat this mixture to boiling While the above mixture is heating, Pour into large bowl 3 cups all purpose flour 2 tablespoons cream of tarter 1 1/2 cups salt Carefully mix the wet and dry together and knead till smooth. The SPRING time additions, especially, during mud season… use brown tempra and add coffee grounds to the completed dough, approximately 2-3 tablespoons, it really looks like dirt.

Share an idea you have used in your classroom or at home that pertains to this theme.