Preschool At Home: Spring Theme
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.
Flower Petal Math
- Construction paper or scrapbook paper
- Glue (I love using glue sticks for little hands)
- A large hole punch (optional)
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.
- Card stock
- Index cards
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.
Foam Letter Caterpillar
- Small brads
- Foam letters
- Picture of your child
- Card stock
- Rotary paper cutter (or scissors)
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
- 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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