As the weather warms up this spring, many parents are looking for fun activities with their toddlers. However, spring brings rain, so not every day can be spent outdoors. Therefore, we present these fun spring activities for toddlers that include outdoor and indoor options.
Spring Activities for Toddlers
We have plenty of ideas to keep your toddler entertained all season long, from exploring nature to digging through sensory bins to making cute spring crafts.
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Fun Spring Activities for Toddlers
Play with this colorful spring sensory bin filled with decorative sand and plastic Easter eggs that toddlers and preschoolers will adore. Besides playing with it, kids can use popsicle sticks to trace letters and numbers in the purple sand.
Looking for something to do with all those jelly beans your kids get at Easter? Put them in a colorful sensory bin. This one includes a variety of activities and materials. The base is made of green split peas, with bright jelly beans scattered throughout. The carrots are helpful for counting, and the spoon enables mixing and scooping.
Here’s another springtime sensory bin that kids will enjoy exploring! The colored rice is fun for kids to mix and play with, while the bunnies and eggs are familiar Easter symbols.
Make your kids move and have fun with our spring movement dice! With this free printable, you can create a cube that can be rolled and played with. Flutter like a ladybug, waddle like a duck, and leap like a grasshopper. The little ones will thoroughly enjoy this exercise activity.
Enjoy this relaxing sensory bottle with blue and green glitter and Earth marbles on Earth Day. Clear glue slows down the materials as they travel through the bottle, creating a calming effect.
Toddlers and preschoolers love to examine I Spy bottles. You can play with them in a variety of ways and they’re easy to assemble. Turn this one over and find all the candies among the split peas. Identify colors, count, or shake the jar to create a pleasant sound to accompany the music.
Fill an Easter basket with plastic eggs, soft pom-poms, foam crosses, and flowers for your baby or toddler to play with. It’s so much fun exploring different materials and textures!
Your toddler can practice color matching with this fine motor activity. You can upcycle an egg carton and practice other skills, such as one-to-one correspondence, counting, and more.
Springtime Activities for Toddlers
Frog Pond Sensory Play from messylittlemonster.com: Any frog-loving kiddo will have a blast playing in this frog sensory bin. It’s filled with water beads, tools for scooping, lily pads, and toy frogs. Ribbit!
Caterpillar Egg Counting Mats from fantasticfunandlearning.com: Toddlers can practice counting with these caterpillar egg counting mats and pom-poms. Incorporate using tweezers for additional fine motor practice.
Spring Tree Craft from craftsonsea.co.uk: Tearing tissue paper is great for practicing fine motor skills, and your toddler can use those torn pieces to make a beautiful spring tree craft. It looks like a beautiful blossoming tree at the height of spring!
Spring Activities for Kids
Felt Umbrellas Activity from myboredtoddler.com: Study the weather and celebrate the rainy season of spring with this activity featuring felt umbrellas, clouds, and raindrops. Adding numbers to the umbrellas to match with corresponding raindrops allows for math practice, too.
Flower Soup from taminglittlemonsters.com: Flower soup—it’s simple but can keep kids engaged for hours. Add flower heads or petals to water, provide something to stir and scoop with, and relax while the kids splash and play.
Spring Activities for 2 year olds
Speckled Frogs Finger Puppets from homeschoolpreschool.net: Make the Five Little Speckled Frogs song even more fun with these fantastic finger puppets. Counting rhymes like this one is a terrific way to get kids excited about counting without fussing with worksheets or formal learning.
Play Dough Fairy Forest from barleyandbirch.com: Pair playdough with nature items like clippings from the garden, flowers, pinecones, sticks, and more. Create a forest with all of your findings. It’s the perfect excuse to take your toddler on a short nature walk to collect items.
Footprint Butterfly Flower Pot from messylittlemonster.com: Spruce up your patio or garden with a footprint butterfly flower pot. The rainbow footprints are just darling and are a cute way to preserve your baby’s or toddler’s tiny footprints for years to come.
Cut the Grass Fine Motor Activity from taminglittlemonsters.com: Work on scissors skills with a fine motor practice activity that’s adorable and fun. As the “grass” is cut away, a springtime scene is revealed beneath.
Spring Sensory Bottle from kidscraftroom.com: Collect some flowers from your garden for a calming flower sensory bottle for spring. How relaxing to watch dandelions and other small flowers float through the bottle.
Spring Activities for 3 year olds
Spring Playdough Mats from artsycraftsymom.com: Grab some playdough (or make some of your own) to decorate these free printable playdough mats for spring. Add butterfly wings, flowers, and other bright yellow sunshine to the scene.
Observing Spring with Your Senses from jdaniel4smom.com: There’s no better way to experience spring than with your senses. Go for a nature walk, touch the soil, rocks, and trees, smell the flowers, and listen to the sounds of nature.
Weather Sensory Bin from fantasticfunandlearning.com: Create a weather sensory bin full of cotton balls (for clouds), pipe cleaners (for lightning), and blue glass beads (for raindrops). Toddlers will love exploring the soft texture of the cotton, the smooth beads, and the rough pipe cleaners.
Cutting the Grass from simplefunforkids.com: Go out into your backyard with a pair of scissors to let your toddler practice scissors skills. It’s way more fun than cutting paper and lets kids explore nature up close.
Meadow Oobleck from kidscraftroom.com: Ooey, gooey Oobleck is loads of fun for toddlers who like to get their hands messy. Add flowers into the mix to give it that springtime look and feel.
fine motor spring activities for toddlers
Flowers and Cups Toddler Boredom Buster from livinglifeandlearning.com: Sometimes, the simplest activities are the most engaging. Provide your toddler with flowers and cups, and watch how they interact with the materials. You can provide various colors of both flowers and cups to work on color matching, cup stacking, or just allow for open-ended play.
Fingerprint Counting Printables from funhandprintartblog.com: Practice counting with this worksheet that combines art and math. Use fingerprints to make caterpillars, ladybugs, and flowers.
Playdough Insect Dig from myboredtoddler.com: Playdough and plastic bugs come together for this engaging playdough insect dig. Make homemade playdough or use a container from the store. Squish the bugs into the soft dough, and then let your toddlers excavate them.
Butterfly Printing with Sponges from thecrafttrain.com: Use inexpensive kitchen sponges to make simple paint stampers for your toddlers to create with. It’s a quick activity that toddlers will be so pleased with because the stamps turn out perfectly every time.
Wine Cork Hyacinths from thehomespunhydrangea.com: Wine corks are another simple stamping material. Wine corks are easy for toddlers to grasp, and making hydrangeas is as simple as stamping circles onto the flower stems.
Spring Outdoor Activities for Toddlers
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