Literacy skills are very important for overall academic success. These spring word cards provide a variety of ways to build on your preschooler’s vocabulary and literacy skills while practicing fine motor skills, too! They’re perfect to include in your spring lesson plans.
These spring vocabulary cards are a FREE printable, so be sure to grab your copy at the end of this post!
Spring Vocabulary Cards and Fine Motor Activity
Spring is just around the corner in our neck of the woods.
Actually, my tulips and rhubarb have been thinking that since mid-January, as it was unseasonably warm this year. Then we got hit with some snow in the middle of February and I think they regretted their decision to peek up early.
But now it’s mid-fifties and the sun is shining most days and my kids are playing outside all afternoon. I’m so glad spring is here!
Sometimes it’s just a little change in the weather that prompts fun spring fine motor activities like this one. Don’t forget to grab your free copy at the end of the post!
FAQ About Teaching Spring Theme to Preschoolers
A spring preschool theme is one of those that can be a big umbrella for all sorts of different topics. In a preschool spring theme you can teach preschoolers about signs of spring, clothing we wear in the spring, plant life cycles, insects and their life cycles, light and rainbows, rain and clouds, gardening, and of course, all things flower related.
Seasons are time periods during the year that are marked by specific weather conditions. Not all places have the same seasons. Traditionally, we teach preschoolers about spring, summer, fall and winter, but some places only have two seasons, like rainy and dry.
To introduce a seasons theme to your preschoolers, be sure to include high-quality non-fiction books that have full color photographs. Also consider plenty of circle time songs, finger plays, and sensory activities, too.
Spring Theme Picture Books
Books are such a great way to travel through spring in the classroom. Here are some of the books from my own preschool classroom library. These are my favorite books that I’ve added to a spring book list for you.
These spring vocabulary cards are a free printable, so be sure to grab your copy at the end of the post.
FREE Spring Vocabulary Cards Printable
The basic idea with these spring vocabulary cards is for preschoolers to use them with manipulatives or craft supplies to practice letter formation, spring vocabulary words, and fine motor skills.
- moveable alphabet or magnetic alphabet letters
- crayons (optional)
- playdough (optional)
- FREE spring vocabulary cards
Once you’ve printed the vocabulary cards, cut them out and laminate them (optional) or place them in these dry erase sleeves.
Then place the mats on a table with moveable letters, small beginning sound objects, crayons, play dough, or anything else you might want to include, and invite your preschoolers to do an activity.
Turn Any Activity into a Spring Themed Activity
With just a few simple toys, you can turn practically any preschool activity into a spring activity. Here are some of the most-loved toys I have in my spring preschool box.
Spring Vocabulary Fine Motor Activity
Here’s how to use the spring vocabulary fine motor cards.
- Choose a spring vocabulary word card and read it.
- Match the word to the small object.
- Use the moveable alphabet letters to spell out the word.
- Then children can color the letters with crayons.
There are so many ways these cards can be used to reinforce spring vocabulary words and work fine motor skills!
After introducing all the ways my preschoolers could use these fine motor cards, I added them to our spring writing center.
5 More Ways to Use These Spring Fine Motor Vocabulary Cards
Everyone loves a free printable, but you know what makes them even better? When you can use a single free printable in multiple ways! Some of these are good activities for toddlers, including spring sensory play.
Here are some more ways to use these printables for spring theme fine motor activities that kids will love!
- Laminate the cards and use playdough to form the letters.
- Use dry erase markers to write the letters on laminated cards.
- Rainbow write inside the letters on the cards for handwriting practice.
- Print cards on heavy paper and use squares of paper and glue to make a mosaic craft.
- Print cards on heavy paper and paint letters with watercolor paints.
GET YOUR FREE SPRING FINE MOTOR VOCABULARY CARDS
Think you could use these vocabulary cards in your literacy center this spring? Just click the image below and grab your copy!
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These printables work great in your preschool alphabet centers. They can be used over and over again, so you just prep once!
I am Sarah, an educator turned stay-at-home mama of five! I am 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 range of levels, including preschool and college, and a little bit of just about 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