I just love spring time! Flowers are blooming, snow is melting and the sun shines more! Here in Toronto, Canada, the winters feel long and cold. I am currently homeschooling my 4 kids, including my 4.5 year old who LOVES doing lots of activities. My older 2 kids weren’t so inclined, but this little guy keeps asking for more! I decided to make a HUGE unit of spring activities for Kindergarten kids to help them develop necessary literacy, math, science, fine + gross motor skills, as well as have fun! I would love to hear what Spring time looks like for you, so please feel free to comment below! Okay, get ready for some EASY Spring Activities for Kids!
Spring sensory bins:
My kids LOVE sensory bins. If you don’t know what a sensory bin it’s basically just a bin with different textures, colours and objects. For this spring sensory bin, I found these fun paper scrapings from the dollar store and my kids were instantly obsessed! I then added the flower matching game where kids match the upper and lowercase letters found in my spring activity pack. It’s such great practice to kids to match the upper and lower case letters. If kids are finding it too overwhelming with too many letters, just put in a few at a time.
Fine motor practice + Patterning
My little guy has had really weak fine motor. I know he’s so little and this is NORMAL, but we’ve also been working really hard on strengthening his little fingers. This activity is such a great one for learning patterning as well as strengthening their little hands and fingers. Kids can colour and trace the lines. They can also cut along the lines too!
Spring Literacy Printables
I love practicing hands-on activities with kids and then giving them a follow-up activity that corresponds the concepts is so important! My little guy is still working on pairing beginning and ending sounds. He just loves these activities where he can cut and paste the pictures to the beginning sounds. For kids who need more practice, I would suggest going over the sounds before: What sound does this letter make /b/!
Spring Math worksheets and activities:
I’ve got to tell you the honest truth– being a literacy teacher I *sometimes* leave the math on the back-burner. I know, I know. Noottttt the best thing to do, but at least I recognize it! lol! Anyways, my little guy desperately needs more tracing practice and practice with size, and 1:1 counting. This spring bundle is packed with tons of math activities! What does your little one struggle with in math? Make sure to comment below so I can help!
Kindergarten Math Games
Kids love playing math games! Math is truly one of those subjects that needs to be hands on. My little guy loved these clip math cards where he counted the object and clipped the correct number. This strategy helps with 1:1 counting and learning how to group and regroup. The other activity is matching the rainbow numbers. This would be great as a memory game!
More Spring Activities:
Who doesn’t love sorting activities?! These are so much fun! In this particular activity, kids sort Winter and Spring activities. Within the Spring Bundle, there are a bunch more fun sorting activities!
Spring Literacy Game:
Practicing CVC words (words that have 3 letters : consonants, vowels, consonants) are one of the first steps to learning how to read. I created this resource to help recognize the difference between different CVC words/Word families. Make sure to download this freebie by clicking the link below at the end of this blog!
Spring Literacy Activities:
Here is one of our favourite activities to use! CVC words are words that have 3 letters with a consonant, vowel, consonant. Learning CVC words are the first steps to learning the connection that letters make sounds, sounds put together make words and they have meaning! For this activity, it’s really important the kids can read and recognize the pattern of words. Make sure to click the link below to grab this freebie!