Spring is about new beginnings and we could all benefit from some of those this year! Why not celebrate the changing of seasons with these first day of Spring activities? It’s the perfect time to get outdoors and notice the new plant growth and the arrival of baby animals. There’s so much to do and see with kids this Spring!
First Day of Spring Activities
I’m excited to share with you my favorite fun Spring activities for building important early learning skills. I’ve put together a list of crafts, spring activities, games, and first day of spring lesson plans.
Keep reading to discover my favorite ways to celebrate the first day of spring. Whether you use these spring ideas in your homeschooling, classroom, or as a family.
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Fun Spring Games
Games are a great way to get kids engaged! My kids are usually excited about lessons, and these first day of Spring games are definitely going to get kids excited about learning without even knowing it.
You can sneak so many important early learning skills in with games. Plus, it’s a great way to encourage movement and physical activity too.
Here are some of our favorite fun spring games for kids
Spring Bucket List
One of our favorite seasonal family activities is the bucket list. A Spring bucket list helps ensure I don’t forget any important traditions, plus it’s great for those days when we can’t think of something to do.
You can get my free printable spring activity guide and post it somewhere the whole family will see. Enjoy checking off activities for the first day of Spring including go on a bike ride, dance in the rain, and wash the car.
Preschool Movement Game
Get your preschoolers up and moving with this fun movement printable that’s perfect for the first day of Spring. Print and assemble the movement dice, complete with cute movement activities for kids. It’s a great way to help your preschoolers build gross motor skills and coordination while having fun this Spring by “waddling like a duck” or “leaping like a grasshopper.”
Backyard Kickball Game
With the weather getting warmer, it’s the perfect time for this first day of Spring activity! Gather the whole family for a friendly game of kickball in the backyard. You’ll need a ball and a way to mark the bases. You can read up on the official backyard kickball rules here.
First Day of Spring Children’s Activities
First Day of Spring Activities and Lessons
You’re going to love these Spring preschool themes! If you’re looking for complete themed lessons for your preschoolers, look no further. I’ve put together several awesome Spring themes that are perfect for your classroom or homeschool this year.
Choose your favorite and get started learning on the first day of Spring with these fun activities and printables
Finish up with rainbow songs and printable spring activities.
The first day of Spring is the perfect time to explore baby animals on the farm with your kids! Start with a trip to your local farm for a hands-on field trip your kids will remember. Then, use my Montessori inspired 3 part cards to learn more about farm animals with your toddlers and preschoolers.
Spring is the perfect time to explore bird watching with your homeschool learners. Begin by learning to identify local birds with my 3 part Montessori cards. Then, make your own birdfeeders to see even more feathered friends in your yard.
Finally, explore National Geographic’s bird guide for kids to learn all you need to know about our feathered friends.
With ladybug math, lifecycle printables, and even a ladybug themed sensory tray, there’s sure to be something to ignite your child’s imagination and get them excited about learning this Spring.
You definitely won’t want to miss all the fun printables and book suggestions with this spring topic. Plus, the ladybug song is totally adorable!
The first day of Spring always makes me think of butterflies. There are so many wonderful lessons you can teach about butterflies! Explore symmetry, life cycles, metamorphosis, and so much more as you learn about these amazing creatures this Spring.
Check out my complete butterfly theme for science experiments, art projects, and activities your kids will love.
Spring Flowers Ideas
Introducing botany to kids can seem like a daunting task, but Spring is the perfect time to get kids excited about exploring botany with kids. Flowers are blooming everywhere and you can use this complete preschool theme to teach your kids about seeds, plant identification, and how flowers grow.
Spring can be a very rainy season. As they say, April showers bring May flowers. If you’re stuck inside during the first day of Spring, don’t worry. These crafts for the first day of Spring are so much fun your kids will forget to be upset about the rain.
Check out some favorite Spring Crafts below.
Teaching kindness is important. You can use this first day of spring activity to work on teaching kindness to your homeschoolers with the book Be Kind by Pat Zietlow Miller. Begin by asking your kids to define or describe kindness. Then, write those words in the raindrops on this kindness rainbow craft.
Celebrate the first day of Spring with kids by making seed bombs! This cool science activity uses recycled paper and seeds of any kind (we like wildflower seeds). You can put them into pots or directly in the soil and watch the magic! Plus, they make excellent gifts for friends and family this Spring.
If you’re thinking about starting a family garden this year or just want to enjoy some herbs on the counter then now in the spring is the perfect time to start one.
Share your favorite ways to celebrate the start of this new season in the comment section. I can’t wait to read your ideas!
Spring Art Printables
Find these under the Spring Theme Section – Plus, over 300 FREE Printables and Lesson Plans
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