20 Spring Activities for Preschoolers
It’s time to think spring! We’ve put together some fantastic spring activities for preschoolers that are going to keep your little one happy and engaged. The changing seasons are the perfect time to let your preschooler explore the changes in weather and the world around them.
Whether you’re looking for a fun activity to get all of you outdoors or need something fun to do on a rainy day when it’s just too messy and cold to venture out, you’ll find something amazing here. From a clothespin butterfly craft to color matching activities we’ve got you covered!
We’ve included color matching activities, preschool math practice, early science experiments, and so much more. Themes include bugs, flowers, plants, rain, and many other spring themes that kids love learning about. You’ll have fun learning and playing either at home or in the classroom.
Take a look at the list below and start planning your fun-filled spring days right away!
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Fun Spring Activities for Preschoolers
Caterpillar Pom-Pom Color Matching Activity from Craft Play Learn:
Use our free printable caterpillar mat to reinforce color matching skills with your preschooler or toddler. Pair this with a caterpillar-themed book for extra fun.
Rainbow in a Jar Activity from Craft Play Learn:
This is a craft that you can enjoy looking at for years to come. Kids will make batches of colored salt and layer the colors in the jar to create a rainbow. Mixing and pouring is excellent fine motor practice for young kids.
Flower Pot Craft from The Inspiration Edit:
f you’re looking for a fun rainy day craft to make with your preschooler, this flower pot craft is super easy and so pretty. And the flower petals don’t have to be cut into perfect circles or ovals, so this makes it very doable for little ones.
Spring Tree Play Dough Invitation from Fantastic Fun and Learning:
Use store-bought playdough or make your own. You’ll need brown for the tree trunk and green for the tree. Provide materials like flower buds and pinecones collected from nature to add to the tree to make it bloom for spring.
Bug Sensory Tray from Simple Everyday Mom:
Little kids will love exploring this bug sensory tray. It’s a wonderful addition to a bug-themed unit study or just something fun for your little scientist to explore all things creepy and crawly.
Spring Bingo from Artsy Fartsy Mama:
Use this Spring Bingo for family game night! It features cute spring clipart that’s easy for little kids to identify and mark. There’s also a blank version that you can add the calling cards to as you call out each item.
Build a Bird’s Nest Activity from Pink Stripey Socks:
Birds return in the spring, and what better way to learn about birds than by teaching the kids how they build their nests. This activity is a great excuse to go outside and explore to find leaves, grass, and twigs.
Color Sorting Ladybug Activity from Craft Play Learn:
Like our caterpillar mat above, this ladybug mat focuses on color sorting with toddlers and preschoolers. You could also use it to practice counting!
Stages of a Butterfly Seed Activity from Messy Little Monster:
Here’s another fun outdoor activity for spring that encourages kids to go on the hunt for specific seeds to recreate the butterfly life cycle. Don’t fret if you can’t find certain seeds, though. Simply use any items found in nature to recreate the life cycle!
Addition Clouds from Preschool Play and Learn:
This hands-on math activity is brilliant! Write out the math problems on the clouds, and kiddos can use fingerpaints to create and count fingerprint raindrops to solve the problems.
Rainbow Abacus from 123 Homeschool:
Help kids practice counting with a rainbow abacus! This activity can also help reinforce learning the colors of the rainbow (ROYGBIV), and older kids can practice counting by twos, fives, and tens using the abacus as well.
Rainbow Color Wheel Matching Game from The Soccer Mom Blog:
Use this color wheel and coordinating clothespins to practice color matching with your preschooler. Pinching the clothespins to open and close them helps build fine motor skills.
Outdoor Spring Scavenger Hunt from Edventures with Kids:
Head outdoors to complete this fun scavenger hunt together! The scavenger hunt list includes pictures, so it’s easy for kids of all ages to figure out.
Magic Potion Garden from Picklebums:
There’s something wondrous and childlike about going outdoors to make up magic potions with flowers, twigs, dirt, leaves, and other bits and bobs that you can find in the garden. Learn which plants are kid-safe and great for making “potions” with—that is, plants that are easy to grow and are hardy enough to stand up to lots of picking and plucking.
Flower Science Experiment from Kindergarten Worksheets and Games:
This is a classic science experiment for kids, but it never gets old. The lessons can be adapted for kids of any age. Learn how the colored water travels through the stem and into the flower petals!
Shaving Cream Rain Activity from Craft Play Learn:
This is a fun activity and experiment to do with preschoolers. You don’t even have to do it on St. Patrick’s Day. Just switch out the food coloring to blue or any other color you like. The food coloring pours through the shaving cream cloud and is so interesting and relaxing to watch. Your kids will want to do this again and again.
Rainy Day Math Printables from Artsy Momma:
The April Showers Bring May Flowers sheet looks like so much fun! Kids can use dab markers (Bingo markers) to count the number of each item they find in the picture above the boxes.
Spring Themed Playdough Mats from Artsy Craftsy Mom:
Whip up a few batches of homemade playdough to use with these gorgeous spring playdough mats. You’ll be making colorful butterflies with all sorts of different colors and patterns!
Jelly Bean Watercolor Painting from Mommyhood Life:
Use some of those leftover jelly beans from Easter to make some pastel-colored watercolors for your art projects.
Fruit Loops Ten Frame Counting Cards from Preschool Play and Learn:
These cards a fun, hands-on way for preschoolers to practice counting to 10 using ten frames.
Which activities are you planning to do this spring? You might want to engage your preschoolers in fun spring activities by incorporating a random number generator like the one found here. Use it to create exciting games and educational activities that will keep your little ones entertained while promoting learning and development.
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About Angela Milnes
Angela Milnes is a Qualified Early Years Teacher who specialised in Preschool and Kindergarten teaching. She has a wealth of experience teaching young children and is passionate about kids crafts, preschool music and reading with kids. Don’t forget to follow our fun crafts and creative ideas over on Facebook.