With spring’s arrival finally brings back some warmth and sunshine, so spring activities are a great way to bring this into the elementary classroom! Seasonal activities can be so engaging for students since they tie activities to what they are currently experiencing in the world around them.
I love having a bunch of no prep, purposeful seasonal activities ready to go. They are great to use as extra time fillers, centers, or whole class lessons. The 5 spring activities for elementary students described below are from the free and paid Spring Activities Pack and Spring Writing Journal in my TpT shop!
1. SPRING PRINTABLE & DIGITAL GLYPHS:
Students love glyphs! They are a fun, no prep activity for students to get creative and learn about each other. They also make a great Spring bulletin board or wall display.
Digital butterfly glyphs are also a fun way to have students participate in the activity without having to physically do the craft. Then, bar graphs are used for students to analyze the data provided by the entire class.
2. “WATERING_____WITH DROPS OF KINDNESS” CLASSROOM CRAFT:
These printable watering cans are a great way to spread kindness and build classroom community amongst your students.
Students write a nice thing about each classmate on a “water drop” to put into their classmates’ watering cans. Students can also get creative in decorating them however they’d like.
In the digital, Google Slides™ version, students write about ways they have shown kindness on each water drop.
3. SPRING SENSES:
I love using seasons for having students use their senses in an authentic way. This flower craft comes as a one page graphic organizer, or a two page interactive lift the petals option.
The other option is to have students complete the activity digitally. They simply use text boxes on each petal to describe each sense.
4. PRINTABLE & DIGITAL SPRING WRITING GRAPHIC ORGANIZERS
Graphic organizers are great to use alone or as a pre-writing support for a piece of writing about spring.
5. 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.
The 32 spring writing prompts come in different printable formats, but my favorite is the cut and paste journal option. Providing choice is another way to encourage students to write, so with this activity they get to pick which prompt they want to use to guide their writing that day. They also come in a digital, Google Slides™ version.
Looking for ahead to the End of the Year? Check out these blog posts on Low Prep End of Year Activities or Getting Students to Reflect with a Backpack Memory Book!