Spring activities for preschool that are fun for little ones and super easy to prep!
You can finally feel the thaw of the deep freeze known as winter. Birds are singing, leaves are sprouting on the barren trees, flowers are starting to dot the landscape. At long last, spring is in the air. All of this can only mean one thing – it is time for spring activities for preschool! This is one of our favorite themes for preschool!
The snowflakes and cheerful snowmen that have decorated your classroom walls these last couple months can now find their way to the homes of your students. It is time to replace them with bright and cheerful flowers, butterflies, and all things spring!
Related: Spring Lesson Plans for Preschool
Don’t miss our done-for-you lesson plans that make preschool planning super easy! This spring lesson plan from our preschool store is packed with hands-on learning activities! There are printables, songs, literacy and book suggestions, math activities, crafts and art projects, and more!
Spring Activities for Preschool
From real live plants, to beautiful butterfly crafts, to flower-filled math and more, you will find learning ideas for all areas of your spring curriculum right here in one engaging place. Hop on in and enjoy all the springtime joy!
Preschool Crafts and Art for Spring
Glass Gem Suncatchers – Preschool Inspirations
These gorgeous suncatchers are a must when planning your preschool crafts for spring. They make great classroom decorations and gorgeous gifts for loved ones. To add a special component and literacy connection, your kiddos could make their first initial out of the glass beads.
Hot Air Balloon Process Art – Preschool Inspirations
Don’t you just adore watching the creativity unfold when your preschoolers do process art? It’s simply amazing what those little brilliant minds can come up with. This process art activity will take your kiddos up, up, and away with some hot air balloon fun!
Torn Paper Flowers – Preschool Inspirations
We love tear art. That’s right, it’s process art with a tear-ific twist. Kids love tearing paper and it’s so beneficial to their fine motor development. Tear art fits virtually any unit of study – be sure to add this flowery edition to your spring activities for preschool.
Rain Cloud Suncatcher Craft – Preschool Inspirations
You will add some sunshine to a cloudy day with this beautiful suncatcher craft. Milk cartons make perfect suncatchers because of their translucence. This will be one of your preschool crafts for spring that your little meteorologists will just adore!
Cupcake Liner Flower Craft – Preschool Inspirations
Cupcake liners aren’t just for baking- they are an amazing addition to your home and classroom craft supplies. These flowers will come into full bloom with just a few easy and fun steps for your little artists!
Butterfly Printing – The Craft Train
You simply can’t have spring activities for preschool without some butterflies emerging into your classrooms. I couldn’t possibly love these simple sponge butterflies any more! Easy to do and fun for all ages, there’s even a short tutorial video to show you exactly how to create these sponge masterpieces.
Colorful Spring Art Project – How Wee Learn
After a LONG winter, we could all use some bright and cheery spring trees, are you with me? Just grab some watercolor pencils or pencil crayons and some paint brushes. These will add so much color and cheer to any classroom or home needing a festive touch of spring!
Coffee Filter Art Flowers – Fun-A-Day
Painting with eye-droppers is not only fun, but also a wonderful way to help develop those important pincer grips. These beautiful flowers will surely become a regular part of your preschool crafts for spring, as they are fun, educational, and make gorgeous window decorations. You can never go wrong with coffee filter art!
Pine Cone Bird Feeder – Preschool Inspirations
This pine cone bird feeder will undoubtedly take you back to iconic nature activities you did as a kid! Simple, classic, and fun, this bird feeder is a perfect addition to your spring activities for preschool. As an added springtime bonus, you can have your kids collect the pine cones on a nature walk!
Spring Discovery Bottle – Preschool Inspirations
Spring is a time of an array of new plants emerging, so why not tie that into your sensory bottles? This particular example uses a beautiful desert yucca plant, but any of your local plants and flowers will work. It’s as simple as the plant of your choice, a water bottle (VOSS ones work perfectly for sensory bottles) and some good ol’ H2O.
Seed Germination for Kids – How Wee Learn
Your little learners will love watching seeds grow as an exciting part of your nature activities! With this activity, you can teach your kiddos all about germination. Use a variety of seeds so that your young botanists can observe variations in how they might not grow.
Preschool Spring Math Activities
Ladybug Counting Busy Bag – Preschool Inspirations
Of all your preschool spring math activities, this one just may be the cutest. These adorable ladybugs are sure to delight all your little mathematicians. You can even add an amazing tactile number-tracing component with some simple glitter glue.
Paper Clips Flower and Leaves Counting – Happy Tot Shelf
Spring into some flowery paperclip math fun! Green paperclips can be leaves and you can use a variety of colors for petals. There are even suggestions of how to differentiate for your early learners working on one-to-one correspondance, all the way up to your kindergarteners/1st graders working on addition and subtraction.
Preschool Spring Pattern Cards – Iowa Homeschool Mom
Flowers and butterflies and patterns, oh my! These adorable pattern cards are sure to be a hit as part of your preschool spring math activities. Laminate these free printables for durability and longevity and you will have engaging pattern practice for many springtimes to come.
Preschool Spring Science and Sensory Activities
Earth Day Slime – Preschool Inspirations
Most kids love the sensorial experience of playing with slime. This one adds an Earth Day twist by encouraging your little ones to make a slime model of earth. The best part of this slime recipe? It also tells you what NOT to do, so you don’t make any of the common messy, ooey, gooey slime-making mistakes.
Flower Activities for Preschool – Little Bins for Little Hands
If you are looking for preschool spring science activities, then you have hit the jackpot with this one! You get 3-in-1 fun with these engaging flower-filled science activities. With frozen flower cubes, parts of a flower investigation, and a water-filled sensory bin, you just can’t go wrong with all this hands-on flowery fun.
Spring Fine Motor Tray – No Time for Flash Cards
Hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills are essential to develop in little learners. This activity is a delightful way to practice these emerging skills. Your kiddos will surely enjoy planting an array of fake flowers into the tiny holes of a colander. Genius and oh so simple, right?
Spring Literacy Activities for Preschool
Butterfly Alphabet Matching Cards – Preschool Inspirations
These alphabet matching cards are gorgeous photographs of actual butterflies. So many skills are packed into these cards including uppercase/lowercase letter matching, patterns in nature, symmetry, parts of insects and more!
Alphabet Garden Letter Recognition – Pre-K Pages
Chances are, you’ve had a vegetable garden or a flower garden, but have you ever had an alphabet garden? If not, now is your chance! This delightful, engaging literacy activity is a wonderful way for your preschoolers to practice letter recognition. Your little gardeners will love planting their very own alphabet.
Spring Showers Alphabet Printable – Kindergarten Worksheets and Games
This super cute matching letter game is a fun way for students to work on letter recognition – with a splash! In this free printable game, children match the upper and lowercase raindrops to the same letter on the umbrellas. It’s perfect for a spring literacy center!