Spring Theme Activities for Kids
These spring theme activities will engage the kids in fun and learning while exploring flowers, plants and bugs.
I just love spring theme activities! From spring sensory activities to spring art ideas to spring theme literacy, math and science, these are perfect for your lesson plans and spring centers!
Best of all, the kids are sure to have a blast with these hands-on and engaging activities!
I hope you find lots of exciting ways to engage your students in fun and learning this spring!
Spring Theme in Preschool or Kindergarten
From the bright colors of blooming flowers to growing plants to exploring bugs and insects and more!
There are so many engaging ways to learn skills and concepts with spring theme resources.
In my experience, activities with flowers, plants, insects, birds and rainbows tend to really excite the kids.
When they are excited about the theme of the activity, they are far more likely to engage with it in meaningful ways that increase learning retention.
Favorite Spring Theme Activities
These spring theme activities are my absolute favorites for kids. I have separated them into two parts for easy planning. The first part is flowers and plants and the second part is insects.
However, there are also activities for Easter and a variety of other spring themes.
Our Spring Theme Resources
Flowers and Plants Activities
These printable flower roll and cover mats are perfect for spring! Teach numbers or teach letter recognition, letter sounds and letter formation with fun, hands-on flower activities. They would be a great addition to your spring math centers or spring literacy centers. You could even use them at home with your kids.
This printable flower number matching activity is a hands-on way to explore numbers in a variety of forms. With numbers 1-20 available, this is great for kids at varying levels of ability.
My kids loved this planting flowers alphabet activity! It is super easy to set up and can be used again and again, all spring long.
Take the fun and learning outdoors, with this water the flowers alphabet activity. It is so much fun!
This number line game combines flowers and butterflies to make for lots of number learning fun!
Head back outside and go on a flower hunt to learn colors and math skills!
This simple plant observation journal is perfect for preschoolers because they don't need to know how to read to do them. So grow a plant and record its growth for lots of science exploration this spring!
Paint your own flower pot with this simple art activity that your preschoolers will love! These make excellent Mother's Day gifts too.
Flower Activities for Spring
Exploring nature is one of the wonderful things about being a child. These simple nature sun catchers can be a beautiful display after an afternoon of nature exploring.
I love when science can be used to create beautiful art, just like with these gorgeous flowers made with coffee filters!
Play dough makes a fantastic canvas in this nature prints activity. All you need is items from nature and play dough.
Brighten up your learning activity time with these fun sunflower play dough counting mats for numbers 1-10.
Planting flowers is such a fun outside activity but this spring math game is a spectacular way to bring it inside.
Flowers are all different from each other. Different colors, textures and patterns. This flower garden play dough enables kids to make their own flowers that are flooded with their personality.
Scissor practice can be extra fun when the subject being cut is straight from nature with this nature cutting tray.
Fine motor skills are accentuated in this fun flower arranging activity. Kids can practice with scissors and play with the colorful flowers.
More Hands-on Flower Theme Activities
Peas and carrots are not only delicious to eat but fun to garden. This sensory bin may not be edible but it's colorful and fun!
The colorful flower pots in this adorable garden sensory bin makes this activity so bright and beautiful.
Simple kids crafts are the best for seasons. This paper plate flower craft is easy and adds in scissor practice is a super creative way.
This garden spring sensory play is almost as natural as it comes, since it uses real carrots and dirt!
Learning about the parts of a flower becomes fun with this parts of a flower sorting activity. Kids can separate the various parts of a flower and see them separated.
Each type of seed has different characteristics from another. This seed sorting tray is a perfect fine motor activity to see the difference.
This spring ABC matching activity is an easy to set up activity to help kids with letter recognition.
This invitation to create a flower garden is perfect way to incorporate the love of a garden and creative thinking!
A child learning to spell his name is an iconic moment. This flower garden activity can help kids learn to recognize and spell their name.
Fine motor skills are critical for kids to develop and this spring flower tray will help this development. With just a few supplies (that can be found at the dollar store) this fun activity will keep kids busy for hours!
Get the Spring Printable Pack
Spring Theme Math and Literacy Centers
A pack this large and with this variety of activities would easily cost $30 or more, but I wanted to make it affordable for all of you. My hope is that these printables will lead to lots of fun and learning for your kids this spring!
If you buy this pack, you will have a bunch of pre-planned activities and games for your kids or students to enjoy this spring! This will require little prep from you. Just print, cut and laminate (if you would like).
I even made many of the printables in a way that would limit the amount of cuts you need to make. All in an effort to make this as quick and easy as possible for you!
Insect Activities for Your Spring Theme
These bug counting cards and counting game are super simple to set up and so much fun! Just print, cut in half and play!
This butterfly collage art invitation to create is one of my kids' favorites! It is the kind of activity they go back to again and again.
Grab the play dough and set up this invitation to make a caterpillar. This activity goes perfectly with the book, the very hungry caterpillar!
Kids will learn colors, shapes and practice sorting with this large-scale color sorting caterpillar activity. Your kids will think it's awesome!
Put those water bottle lids to good use and explore letters with this letter matching caterpillar.
Your kids will love making shape bugs with this fun sticky wall activity.
Some of us like them, some of us hate them but this spider busy bag is perfect for kids who need or like fine motor practice!
This free printable game board will make collecting bugs AND math fun for preschoolers!
Play dough is always a win and these bug play dough mats are so fun! They give kids a direction to follow while still being super creative.
This play dough invitation to create is an exciting way to teach kids about ants in a hands on and interactive way.
Bug Activities for Preschoolers
A butterfly's life is miraculous. This butterfly life cycle sensory bin is such an interactive way to teach kids all about it.
This bug play dough invitation to play encourages creativity and use of imagination for kids. It looks so fun with all the different types of bugs!
This pollen transfer activity is adorable and is a super fun way to incorporate fine motor skills and learning about pollen.
This printable die is just the beginning of the active fun your kids will have! This insect gross motor activity is a fantastic indoor or outdoor activity!
Kids will love math with this super colorful bug jar activity! It is a simple, easy to set up activity that will keep kids having fun and learning.
Butterflies are such a beautiful part of any garden. In this butterfly garden invitation to create, play dough is a fantastic way for kids to recreate this!
It's amazing to see what kids can create when they are given the right tools. Set out various pieces for your kids to do an invitation to make insects with play dough and witness the surprise!
We've seen invitation to create with play dough but with this build a bug activity kids can use their creativity to make their own paper bugs.
More Insect Activities for a Preschool Spring Theme
Create magical artwork with bugs and paint with this creepy crawly painting.
These fun bug pattern block mats are a fantastic entertaining activity for kids that include fine motor skills and critical thinking.
This bug sensory bin are a simple way to introduce different elements of insects and how they live.
Counting has never been so fun as when done with this spring counting activity. Using fingers as a tool your kids will be having fun counting in no time!
The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a classic caterpillar story that most kids know. This sequencing activity is easy to make and fun to play with.
Another classic story is The Very Busy Spider. This extension activity is scissor practice at it's finest.
These bug fossils are hand created with children's hands and play dough, what a great lesson of the past!
This cute bug in a jar activity is fun and free printable counting activity that kids will enjoy. It feels like a game so they'll never know they are practicing counting!
I hope you now have an awesome plan for your spring theme this year! It is going to be great! I hope you and the kids enjoy a fun spring season!