Spring is in full swing here and I love doing fun seasonal activities with my kids. We spend a lot of time outside hiking trails and going to the park. On rainy days we like to bring the spring activities inside. I like to get a lot of books about spring from the library and I’ve made a few spring printables for my son that I’m sharing with you today.
These spring-themed activities will help preschoolers practice letter recognition, tracing, counting, number recognition, and more.
Here are some activities you might enjoy with your preschooler:
- Take a hike on a trail. Check out your local parks online to find new trails for your family to explore. Sometimes if you go early enough in the morning you will get to see more animals. We’ve come across deer, chipmunks, snakes, squirrels, and many kinds of birds on our hikes.
- Make a list of things you would see in nature (birds, flowers, etc.). Then take a walk together to search for each one and let your kids check them off as you find them.
- Plant some seeds and watch them grow! Have your child help you take care of the plants. If you have the space plant a garden. My children love to help with the watering and harvesting.
- Take a rainy day walk and splash in the puddles.
- Visit a botanical garden to view a variety of plants.
Spring-themed Books for Your Preschooler
- Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert (Beautifully explains how to plant seeds and nurture their growth)
- National Geographic Readers: Seed to Plant (A reader that explains how plants grow)
- A Tree for All Seasons (Covers all four seasons and how they transition to each other)
What activities do you enjoy with your children in the spring?