Spring Lesson Plan Theme
A full weeks worth of preschool activities, songs, science projects and more to help plan a spring lesson plan theme.
Spring Songs and Fingerplays
Save a copy to any device to look back on during your group time activities.
The Little Seed…
The Days of Spring…
Lady Bug Lady Bug…
Blow, Blow, Blow Wind…
I See Wind…
5 Little Ladybugs Flannel Board…
Spring Preschool Theme ART
Allow the children to shake popped popcorn in brown plastic bags to which colored tempera paint has been added. Have them glue the popcorn onto paper in clusters and allow to add stems and leaves with crayons.
Have the children remove their shoes and socks. Allow one child at a time to dip a foot into paint (Any color) and step down into the middle of a large piece of paper. Have the child step into a tub of water to rinse his foot. Then have the child paint their hand by brush, using maybe one color for two fingers, one color for the palm etc. Just to receive colorful wings. Have the child make a set of handprints on each side of the footprint. Have the child then wash and dry hands. When the paint is dry cut around the prints by an inch or two in the outline of a butterfly. For finishing touches add wiggly eyes and pipe cleaners for antennae.
Spring Preschool Theme ART
Hanging Raindrops Art Project
Handprint Rainbow Art Project
Earth Day Coloring & Activity Book
Fingerprint Spring Pots
Ladybugs From a Paper Plate
Beatrice Honeybee Story Coloring Book
Cut a potato in half. Dip into paint and allow children to make prints. When dry have them make spots by using ink pads and press fingerprints. Add eyes and legs using black felt tip pens.
Rainy Day Person…
Cut umbrella from samples of wallpaper books or brightly colored construction paper. Glue umbrella to another piece of paper. Cut two boots from yellow construction paper. Attach boots to the bottom of the umbrella.
Free eBook Downloads
Bees Like Flowers
Free download. Why do bees and butterflies like flowers so much? This book helps us find out. From Mummy Nature Series: A mini nature lesson wrapped up in color and rhyme.
Free download. The book is a 44-page book about a Busy Bee that flies to different types of flowers that you will learn the names and attributes of the flowers and then purpose for Busy’s flight.
Spring Books On Amazon
Join in the rainy-day fun, as kids splash through the puddles, affecting another weather enthusiast, a nearby worm. An imaginative and playful story, readers will love seeing the worm delight in the weather just as much as the kids.
The Big Umbrella
By the door, there is an umbrella. It is big. It is so big that when it starts to rain there is room for everyone underneath. It doesn’t matter if you are tall. Or plaid. Or hairy. It doesn’t matter how many legs you have.
Don’t worry that there won’t be enough room under the umbrella. Because there will always be room.
Planting a Rainbow
I See Spring
Celebrate the season of spring with raindrops, robins, bluebells, and butterflies! In Charles Ghigna’s I See Spring, colorful illustrations are matched with rhyming, easy-to-read text that explores rain falling, flowers blooming, and other springtime wonders.
A Rainbow of My Own
A boy runs out to catch a rainbow and can’t… so on the way home imagines what it would be like to play with a rainbow. Then when he gets home, there is a rainbow on his wall made by the fishbowl. This book reveals you cannot ever reach the end of the rainbow.
Kate, Who Tamed The Wind
A wild wind blows on the tippy-top of a steep hill, turning everything upside down for the man who lives there. Luckily, Kate comes up with a plan to tame the wind. With an old wheelbarrow full of young trees, she journeys up the steep hill to add a little green to the man’s life, and to protect the house from the howling wind.
Spring Science Activities
Parts of a Plant Poster
Transpiration of Plants
Bugs Under Glass
Printable Photo Lifecycle of Butterfly Cards
The Sunflower Story
It is a simple story about a bird that drops a sunflower seed and then the person that finds the seed, plants it. The story goes through everything the seed needs to grow and the parts of the plant.
Over the course of the next couple of weeks snapshots of cloud formations. You may want to try to collect flat clouds, puffy clouds, storm clouds etc. When you have them developed be sure to order double prints. Allow the children to match up the cloud formations.
The Kite Game…
In a file folder, draw 10 kite tails, each having 1-10 bows. Cut small kites from construction paper and label 1-10 also. The children match the kites to the tails with the corresponding number of bows.
Flower Pot to Flower File Folder
Some people call it moon sand and others call it cloud dough. It really doesn’t matter what you call it, JUST MAKE IT. Recipe
Sink or Float
What’s In The Grass…
Fill your sensory table with grass this can be either grass from Easter or real grass (depends if you can see it from under the snow in some states). Tuck plastic bugs in the grass, frogs, snakes, along with birds and worms. Add handheld magnifiers and encourage them to search the grass.
Spray paint about 85 large lima beans red. That’s 78 for the game and extras.
When the beans are dry provide fine tip markers (permanent) and invite the children to add the dots. Label each container of an egg carton with numbers
1-12. Store the ladybugs in a plastic bag. To use this center, a child must match the correct number of ladybugs in the numbered space.
Cut six petals out of the same colored construction paper and one green stem. Make enough flower colors for a group of four players. Cut out squares of construction paper for the same colors used for flowers. To explain this further now you should have four sets of flowers. Something like six petals of blue, red, yellow, and orange. Now you must also have a colored square for each player to put into a paper bag. The players take turns drawing colors out of the bag, announcing the color and the child with that color may add a petal. This game is wonderful because each child is a winner in the end.
Spring Umbrella Ball…
Gather three soft sponge balls or bean bags. Set out an open umbrella upside down. Mark a starting line and let the children take three turns to see how may out of three they can complete.
Living And Non…
Provide two charts labeled living and nonliving things. Provide pictures of living and nonliving things. Children put pictures onto the correct chart.
Flowers In The Sensory Table…
Provide flower pots with numbers written on them. Children must “plant” the correct number of flowers.
Snacks For Spring Lesson Plan Theme
Bird Nest Snacks
Additional Spring Themes