It’s finally spring and I’ve found some incredible posts from moms and educators to share with you! Whether you’re a homeschool parent, teacher, or just looking for a few activities to keep the kids occupied for spring break, read on for links to resources for activities, book lists, and free-printable-fun for spring!
Spring is here, and we have been having so much fun getting out into the beautiful weather! This past week we visited a park everyday and spent most of our time at home playing in the yard. Meals and schoolwork happen on the patio as we try to spend as much time outdoors as possible before the unbearable heat of summer strikes complete with the torrential downpours of afternoon summer storms!
Junior Rangers Program
We have been busy exploring State Parks this spring for our latest Field Trip Week. I love hiking the trails with my oldest, identifying plants and animals along the way. This year, he is completing Florida’s Junior Ranger Program. What a fantastic opportunity to learn about local history, community helpers, and get out into nature. Explore a new state or national park near you, and check out the Junior Ranger Program!
Introduction to Plants, Seeds, and Gardening resources for a hands-on unit
After attending the grand opening of a new Children’s Garden near our home, my oldest has become enamored with gardening. Following his lead, I created a Gardening Unit complete with books, playlist, movies, and hands-on activities for early elementary, kindergarten, or preschool aged kids. Digging deeper into plants and gardening (see what I did there?) has really motivated him to read all about regional plants and animals. He says gardening is his “new thing.”
Hands on Activities
Share the Buzz, A free lesson guide about honeybees
Learn all about honeybees with Dana from Roscommon Acres. In this free lesson and activity guide, she shares how to create a spring pollinator garden.
Getting Started with Spring: 7 Outdoor Learning Activities
Christa from Little Log Cottage School reminds us to get outside with a list of ideas to get you outside and learning today!
Peeps Science and STEM Activities: Educational Activities with Peeps!
Brenda from Schooling a Monkey shares a few fun and creative projects using your favorite (or least favorite!) marshmallow treats.
Bird Play Dough Kit
Use a few springtime materials to create an invitation to play with Jennifer at The Kindergarten Connection.
Spring Reading Lists
Complete Eric Carle Book List with Links to Read Alouds
Great for any season and especially spring! Check out my Eric Carle book list with YouTube links to find these and more beautifully illustrated books about plants and bugs!
Not Your Typical Bunny and Book List
Picture and chapter book list by Lexi at Lextin Eclectic.
Books about Spring and Changing Seasons
Ellen from Cutting Tiny Bites shares her favorite spring picture books.
11 Books About Flowers
Beautiful picture books all about flowers. Perfect timing for spring! Check out the list from Allison from No Time for Flashcards.
Free Printable Activities
Fun Reading and Writing with Roll a Spring Sentence
Erin at Royal Baloo shares an engaging game that makes writing silly sentences so much fun. Download the free printable and directions on how to create your cubes.
Printable Book About Counting Flowers
Preschoolers and Kindergartners will love making their very own book. Download the adorable, free printable PDF from Mary at Fun-a-Day!
Free Spring Counting Game
Print and play this spring themed counting game while practicing math with grouping tens and ones. Perfect for preschool kids counting to twenty and primary aged kids learning addition and place value from Bethany at 123 Homeschool 4 Me.