I don’t know about you, but I am SO ready for spring! With any change in seasons, I love giving students opportunities to describe and write about the new season they are experiencing.
Below are a bunch of spring activities, crafts, and writing that work great to bring spring into your classroom. Most are included in my Spring Activities Pack (which is a total steal at only $5), but I have also included some great freebies! Because of the huge number of activities included, it can work great for centers. Centers are always fun and motivating for students since they get to choose what activity they complete.
SPRING SENSES FLOWER:
This is a fun, visual craft for students to show how they use their five senses in spring. You can differentiate by having students draw a picture or write about how they use their senses on each petal. These flower crafts make a great spring bulletin board, door, or wall display as well!
I constantly hear from teachers about how much their students love glyphs! They are also a great way to learn a little bit about your students while having them create an adorable craft to hang on a classroom bulletin board or take home to showcase on the fridge. Below are adorable butterfly and flower glyphs.
These spring glyphs also lend themselves perfectly to creating individual bar graphs (or one large classroom bar graph) and analyzing authentic classroom data.
Bingo is always a fun activity for students of all levels in any classroom, but particularly helpful for a classroom with English language learners (ELL). It is a great way to practice basic spring vocabulary words with visuals.
SPRING WRITING JOURNAL:
With spring’s arrival comes lots of excitement in your growing writers. This is a great way to motivate them with prompts that are applicable to what is currently happening around them. These writing prompts come in different formats, but my favorite is the cut and paste journal option. Student choice is another way to encourage them to write, so with this activity students get to pick which prompt they want to use to guide their writing that day.
This free spring poem from LMB Literacy is perfect to use as a read aloud to students, in a fluency center, or to hang up on the wall. Included with the poem freebie are a word search and a page for students to create an illustration based on the poem.
MORE SPRING FREEBIES:
Spring Freebies include:
-Spring vocabulary cards (used as calling cards for the Bingo game above) are great to use for a word ring in a spring writing center, to print 2 copies to make a matching game, or to hang on the wall in a writing center display.
–Spring word search using spring vocabulary words (1 of 2 levels in the full pack).
-A “Rainy Day” graphic organizer for students to fill in, illustrate, and write about their feelings about rainy spring days.