Spring is here! Even though this spring is slow in coming, the days are getting longer and I’m just ready to think, “Spring!”. In honor of the first day of spring, which was Sunday, I’ve put together some fun spring activities for the classroom. In my search for ideas, I came across an incredibly creative children’s book writer and illustrator, Jan Brett. Her book The Easter Egg is fitting for this time of year and drew me into her thoughtful, silly, fun and creative world.
“A classic Easter tale has hatched! Jan Brett’s lovable bunny hero, Hoppi, and her remarkable Easter Rabbit will enchant readers as they pore over illustrations filled with dazzling eggs made by Flora Bunny, Aunt Sassyfrass and others.”
Penguin Storytime: A reading of The Easter Egg by Liz Shanks
Spring Reflection Flower
Here’s another cool spring project! Spring is about rebirth and renewal of spirit and this project is a cute way to get students thinking about their school year. The idea is for each student to make an “End of the Year Reflection Flower.” You can download this project on teacherspayteachers.com.
Mason Jar Fun!
This next one is simply a couple of illustrations of mason jars, but they could hold so much! Perhaps they could house bugs, candy, ideas, fairies, anything!
My Bug World Curriculum
“This curriculum can be used with the exhibit or it can stand alone as an introduction to insects. Audubon Insectarium entomologists and educators worked closely with Terminix to create a course that would foster a sense of wonder in young people for the natural world. Terminix is proud to do this, because Terminix loves bugs. They’ve devoted their business to trying to understand them better than anyone. This respect for insects’ role in nature is why Terminix only steps in when bugs leave their natural environment and threaten to damage ours.”
Spring Mad Libs!
I found these spring mad libs from a blog post wishing for spring. Now it’s officially here! It’s definitely time to embrace the spirit of spring and games are a great way to do it. I hope this brings some laughs to your class.
What projects do you have planned for this spring? Any tips on ways to embrace the spring spirit of renewal?