Find lovely Spring themed unit ideas that you can use when you teach around a Spring theme!
This handprint tree with pink fingerprints as blossoms are an adorable keepsake.
Make a Spring card for someone special from a white cupcake liner dipped into yellow paint and glitter for the centre.
Make butterflies using paper plates and pegs. Use small bottles with food colouring: blue, pink and yellow. Dropping drops onto the paper plate, let it mix and see which other colors were created: green, brown-ish and purple-ish colors.
Make easy ladybugs with two circles, one cut in half. Color and attach googly eyes too!
Fill a bin with birdseed. Add scoops, funnel-type items, and small bottles. See how many scoops fill the bottle.
Add shaped buttons(flowers, butterfly, dragonfly, flowers, etc.) to the bin, two of each: find the two matching pictures.
Set up a mini garden with sand and mini flowers(buttons on pipe cleaners), mini buckets and spades. “Plant” flowers. Great fun!
“Plant” mini flowers in playdough. Make bird nests with eggs inside, or use pasta to make creepy crawlies and use bottle tops to create flowers, worms etc. Fun learning indeed! Playdough activities are great for creativity development, since you can create over and over again if you do not like the outcome., and it provides a sensory experience as well.
We planted some seeds in an egg container to see how they grow in the class. We will be planting these out into the garden once they are big enough. Each child had a turn to choose a seed type, made a hole in the soil, planted it and watered it with a dropper. Hands-on learning at its best!
Then we also made grass heads(that still need to grow their grass hair). We will be monitoring them closely.
Other fun learning activities included drawing chalk creepy crawlies. I provided them with a bug book, and they could copy pictures from there, or draw their own. Some kids need to have a picture to follow for newly acquired knowledge.
The students practiced spelling their names with our letters and paper plates. And fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination and patterning were developed by beading a worm with beads and pipe cleaners
If you have missed the previous posts on our week’s learning adventures, you can see them here:
Wild Animal Theme 1
Wild Animals Theme 2
People Who Help Us Theme 1
People Who Help Us Theme
Farming Theme 1
Farming Theme 2