Preschool At Home: Spring Theme

spring preschool crafts
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Here in the Mid-Atlantic, we are beyond tired of cold and snow, so we are pushing all the cold air and long winter days away with some fun, spring-themed learning activities! I absolutely love spending time with my kids in the warmer spring days. We enjoy snapping photos of the blooming flowers, having picnics on the green grass, and swinging at the playground. But in the meantime, here are some fun learning activities you can do with your preschooler this spring.

math flower
Image via Mindi Stavish

Flower Petal Math

Materials

  • Construction paper or scrapbook paper
  • Glue (I love using glue sticks for little hands)
  • Scissors
  • A large hole punch (optional)
  • Marker

Instructions

1. Help your child cut out flower stems with green paper and petals with a wide variety of colors and patterns.

2. Cut out large circles or other shapes with a hole punch or by hand and then help your child write numbers in the middle.

3. Glue the stem to a large piece of paper.

4. Help your child match the number of petals to the number in the middle. The number determines how many petals your child will glue on to each flower. *Or if you have a child who doesn't want to play by the rules like mine, just let him or her enjoy the activity. This is still a great way to work on number recognition and patterns.

This project idea comes from No Time For Flash Cards.

words
Image via Mindi Stavish

Flower Puzzle

Materials

  • Card stock
  • Index cards
  • Glue
  • Markers
  • Scissors

Instructions

1. Line up four index cards. Draw and cut out the four parts to a flower to fit on each index card: flower, stem, petals, and roots.

2. Glue each of the parts onto the index cards.

3. On four different index cards, write the words of each part.

4. Teach your child the four parts of the flower and have fun putting together the flower. You can also work on letter recognition, especially identifying the first letter of each word.

Inspiration for this project comes from Squish Preschool Ideas.

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caterpillar
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Foam Letter Caterpillar

Materials

  • Small brads
  • Foam letters
  • Picture of your child
  • Card stock
  • Rotary paper cutter (or scissors)

Instructions

1. Cut out circles–one for each letter of your child's name. Cut out your child's picture in the shape of a circle.

2. Place foam letters onto circles. Glue picture to the caterpillar's head.

3. Place caterpillar circles together with brads.

4. Have fun helping your child learn the letters to their name with this fun and textured craft.

coffee filter rainbow craft
Image via Parent, Teach, Play

Coffee Filter Rainbow Craft

Materials

  • Coffee filters
  • Food coloring
  • Dropper (nasal aspirator, medicine dropper, or pipette)

Help your child make colorful rainbows with this fun and simple activity. They will love learning about mixing colors. Visit Parent, Teach, Play for full instructions.

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What is your favorite springtime craft to do with your little one?

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Preschool At Home: Spring Theme

Mindi is a working mom with three boys ages 4, 2, and an infant (born June 2013). She spent her first 8 years of her career in Speech-Language Pathology at a Children's Hospital. She currently works with adults and children in home health. The real fun for her happens when she is at home with her boys, chasing them around and pretending to be a super hero. She blogs about life as a working mom at Simply Stavish. Her weekly feature, Words in the Sand, teaches parents how to grow their child's s ... More

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  1. mommy nhoj says:

    Looks all fun! Can’t wait until she’s bigger enough to do any of this

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