If you’re looking for some preschool printables for spring, look no further! Here are six printable spring activities that are sure to excite and have your preschoolers blooming!
Hands-on Preschool Printables for Spring
Spring is such a welcome season in our house.
But just like every season, the initial excitement starts to wane and we all find ourselves looking forward to planting the veggie garden, spending our time in the warm sun, and dreaming of relaxing pool days.
It helps that my son is obsessed with growing vegetables and turns into a super-human veggie eater when our garden is in full bloom. He’ll run outside and grab a cherry tomato without a second thought and it will be long gone before he ever hits the back porch. That green bell pepper will never turn red or orange or yellow because my son will have snagged it long before it has time to change.
There is something so captivating about growing your own food (especially with a preschooler), watching it go through different stages of growth, and then rejoicing in the final product with such a sense of accomplishment. Plus, the healthy habits that he’s learning makes me giddy with excitement!
These spring activities for preschoolers certainly bring some gardening and flowering fun into your preschool classroom!
FAQ About Teaching Spring to Preschoolers
Spring is full of life and color! Preschoolers love learning about these springtime concepts: life cycles (plants, animals, insects), weather, rain and rainbows, gardening and growing, and of course, spring clothing!
Each season has its own remarkable features, including spring. In the spring, preschoolers will notice that the weather typically begins to get warmer and the trees begin to re-grow their leaves. Plants that have been dormant for the winter start to push through the soil.
It’s the perfect time to get hands-on with your preschoolers and plant a garden since the plants are starting to flower, the pollen is beginning to bloom, and insects come out of hibernation. Of course, there is new animal life during this time of the year, so learning about the life cycle of animals is always neat to watch!
Spring encourages us to get outside, so let’s take a look at some of the amazing outdoor adventures you can go on with your preschoolers. Going on a nature walk is an easy way to introduce plants and flowers and the growth of new leaves. Have a picnic or plant a garden with flowers or vegetables. Fly a kite or search for four-leaf clovers for hours. Draw with sidewalk chalk paint or play in the water. All great ways to celebrate the arrival of spring!
Easy Spring Preschool Activities
These printable spring preschool activities for preschoolers are designed to be simple to prepare and spark creativity and learning. Each activity helps strengthen an important skill, like counting, graphing, alphabet recognition, or fine motor skills! They are ideal for preschool centers, small group time, and even circle time activities for your spring theme.
I love laminating these activities to get the most use out of them…after all, your preschoolers are going to want to use them again and again! Feel free to use some of these spring preschool activities with playdough or other hands-on manipulatives as well!
If you prefer not to laminate but want to use playdough or dry erase markers with activities, we have also used dry erase pouches and they work great too!
Printable Spring Activity #1 – Spring Pattern Cards (AB and ABC Patterns)
Preschoolers will love this springtime math activity and learning about AB and ABC patterns. Cut out the pattern cards and invite your preschoolers to add on the next piece in the pattern.
These cards include AB and ABC patterns, so you can pull out the card sets that best fit the needs of your preschooler. They also include a range of spring themed clipart, so the cards include nearly twenty different pattern sets.
You can find even more patterning activities here.
And you might also be interested in my Patterning Preschool Unit, too. It includes a full month of patterning activities for preschoolers.
Printable Spring Activity #2 – Flowerpot Addition Playdough Mats
Flowers and playdough make this math spring activity a big hit! Print the flowerpot mats and place in a dry erase pouch. Smoosh down some brown playdough for the soil, then draw a flower card to add to the pot, and then add the corresponding number of silk flowers to the playdough. Add the total flowers together and create the matching addition sentence.
Printable Spring Activity #3 – Flower Addition Game
These addition mats are a great way to introduce your preschooler to composing ten and other basic addition skills.
Draw a flower card and place it in the first square. Draw a raindrop card and place it in the second square. Count out the corresponding number of flowers and raindrops and add them to the ten frame. We used these flower beads and glass flower beads, but any manipulative will work. Finally, use a dry erase marker to write in the total number of items in the ten frame.
You can also do this activity in reverse by writing in a total (ten or less) in the sums box and then challenge your preschooler to find a set of flower and raindrop cards that will add up to that sum.
You can find my complete Addition and Subtraction Preschool Units here.
Printable Spring Activity #4 – Spring Showers Pre-Writing Cards
Your preschooler will love watering the flowers with this pre-writing finger trail activity. Using their fingers, a pencil, or a colored gem or stone, encourage them to follow the path to the flower or tree and celebrate once you’ve reached the end of the path.
These pre-writing cards are perfect for novice writers who are working on building the hand muscles to begin tracing with a pencil. This preschool activity is differentiated for the novice or emerging writer!
Printable Spring Activity #5 – Springtime Rebus Reader
The perfect read-along for your budding readers! Simply read along with your preschoolers and track the text as you read. When you come to a picture clue, encourage your preschoolers to read it with you.
This spring rebus reader is a fun, family-friendly activity, and it’s perfect for sending home with your preschoolers.
Printable Spring Activity #6 – Flower and Bumblebee Letter Matching
Nothing says springtime like buzzing bees! This game is simple: print the flower and bee alphabet cards and match, play memory, or set up for a scavenger hunt! Be creative with how you use these spring themed alphabet matching cards.
Get Your Printable Spring Activities Here!
Have the tulips peeped through the ground yet? Or the garden seeds sprouted? This spring activity pack is designed to supplement your spring preschool theme. Packed full of uniquely hands-on, printable spring activities, preschoolers love learning about their favorite colorful plants and animals with these spring activities.
Spring Activity Pack$5.00
This pack contains six fun and educational spring-themed activities appropriate for preschool through kindergarten. Three activities are math-based, three are literacy-based. All are fun.
Don’t Forget Spring Picture Books!
These stunning picture books bring the magic of spring to life! Check out my book list of great picture books for your spring theme for preschoolers.
Try These Math and Literacy Lesson Plans
Make your preschool lesson planning that much easier with done-for-you preschool learning units.
Make It Spring Inspired!
Nothing makes educational spring activities for preschooler more fun than with some spring themed manipulatives. These are some of the items I have in my spring preschool box.
I’m Sarah, an educator turned stay-at-home-mama of five! I’m the owner and creator of Stay At Home Educator, a website about intentional teaching and purposeful learning in the early childhood years. I’ve taught a range of levels, from preschool to college and a little bit of everything in between. Right now my focus is teaching my children and running a preschool from my home. Credentials include: Bachelors in Art, Masters in Curriculum and Instruction.