Spring Preschool Activities
Spring Preschool Activities and lesson plans for school and home.
Have each child make a flower. On the stem write the child’s name. Then, in the middle of the flower, put the child’s picture. Put the blue paper on the bulletin board, then put green on the bottom. At the top of the green, cut it so it looks like grass. Then walla!! A perfect spring bb.
I used this idea from one of the postings and added to it…
The box can be any size… to fit the objects you will use for… animals that come from eggs… duck frogs snakes etc.
or springtime things…
flowers grass eggs etc.
Make a spring sensory (feel box) box cover with blue or silver paper (silver is more appealing) and put a white picket fence around or anything that fits the theme to your feel box.
A hole on both sides big enough for kids to move hands around.
Let them guess what is inside by touch.
Read a book or talk about the things that might be in the box before presenting the box so they have an idea of what might be inside, this will make it easier to guess with their hands, not their eyes.
My children in my class are 2’s & 3’s . I had them decorate large different color egg shapes with different color paper and for the title, I put WAITING FOR SPRING TO HATCH.
For creating a fun child-focused bulletin board for 2-4-year-olds, create a board with a spring theme. Have different types of flowers and bugs on the boards and then put the children’s pictures on each bug and flower! The children will have fun pointing out their own picture, as well as their friends, and naming the object that their picture is on (ie. daffodil, tulip, rose, ladybug, sun, etc.)!!! Good to keep around all summer and spring!
In March, as we begin to discuss spring and how things grow, we planted grass seed in our sensory table. We first put potting soil in the bottom then had the children sprinkle the seeds on top. Each day the children observed and watered our mini lawn and compared it’s growth to the grass outside. Once the grass grew tall enough, we put scissors on the table and let the children “mow the sensory lawn.” As the Easter season approached, we also added plastic eggs to hide and hunt for. The children loved this because it was an ever-changing activity and nice and easy for us teachers to change.
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. The 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.
Playdough Recipe 3 cups water 3 tablespoons vegetable oil brown tempera 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 tartar 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.