Spring is here, and with it comes a season of outdoor exploration, learning, and celebration! Get ideas to celebrate spring, from activities and science ideas to printable fun.
Don't throw that Sunday paper away just yet! If you've got a kid who thinks she's "too old" for crafts, introduce her to beautifully simple newspaper flowers.
Use these pretty egg cup flowers to decorate a spring table. They don't require water, they'll never wilt, and they're perfect for Easter.
This rainbow collage activity is a great way to practice using different materials to create texture. The completed craft is sure to brighten up any space.
With spring in the air, it's time to get outside and dig! Once seeds go into the ground, invite your kids to mark the spot in style.
Celebrate May Day and the beauty of spring with a charming basket of handmade paper blooms!
April showers may bring May flowers, but your child can preserve the beauty of spring's bounty all year long with this simple craft project!
Bombs away in the garden! Making a "seed bomb" lets your junior guerrilla gardener spread flowers far and wide.
With large seeds that are easy for kids to manipulate and a fast growth rate, sunflower greens make great first gardening projects for kids to try at home.
Create homemade seed packets with your kids. This activity combines your kids' love of science and the outdoors with a little writing and drawing fun.
Get your kid to venture outside to observe the world around her. She'll collect natural items from the outdoors to make prints and sketches for her garden sketchbook!
Flowers are up to some very important business: they are reproducing! In this activity find out who the flowers' "partners in crime" are by being a flower spy.
Everyone is a-buzz about protecting bees these days. Create a bee garden to help shelter bees in your area.
Chock full of cute and colorful graphics, this fun board game is guaranteed to please your preschooler.
Spring is a time of rain and flowers, and it's also the perfect time for math! Print out this colorful worksheet and make the next rainy day an educational one!
The baby duck wants to go to the pond! On this prekindergarten math and science worksheet, kids color the path that shows spring things to help the duck get to the pond. Watch ...
Splish, splash! It's a warm spring day, but a rain shower is on the way! Kids completing this preschool science worksheet circle the appropriate clothes for a spring day. ...
Patterns are everywhere, from math and science to literature and poetry. Here's a worksheet that will help your first grader get better at identifying and labeling patterns.
Budding botanists will love these flash cards that encourage science and curiosity about life cycles.
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