Spring Theme Activities
preschool ideas and early childhood activities for pre-k and kindergarten
children that enhance seasonal learning.
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During this pre-school and kindergarten activity plan by Karen L., youngsters use fine motor skills, cutting skills and learn the shape oval.
Materials: Yellow and orange construction paper, scissors, glue, crayons or markers.
Description: Teachers, on yellow paper, pre draw an oval shape and leave room on the paper for the child's hands to be traced.
On the orange paper, pre draw legs with web feet attached, and a triangle beak.
-have the children trace their two
hands on the yellow paper
Comments: For some of the children that have trouble cutting their hands out around the fingers, you could have them close their fingers when tracing. This makes it easier for young children to be successful when cutting.
The children liked this activity and enjoyed it even more when we had them cut an oval out of white paper the next day and hung them up like they just hatched!!
The Easter Theme in the Rainbow Resource Room has spring activities too!
Bulletin Board: April Showers
Materials: Cut out umbrella, sequins, or anything else to decorate it with. Raindrops cut out of blue construction paper.
For May I had the children paint large flowers using different colors and I put the child's picture in the center of the flower
Comments: I like to use my children's art work for my bulletin boards, it makes them that more special.
At the table help the kids mix tempera paint with Karo syrup. They can use the paint mixture to paint their paper. When it dries it is a beautiful shiny flower. I recommend precutting the shapes because it will be slightly sticky even when dry. You can use the flowers to make a flower garden bulletin board. They are very beautiful!
Lots of Art
Recipes and Activities are in the Rainbow
Song For Spring
When Spring Comes Rolling In!Teachers and children can keep adding verses. Talk about what happens during the Spring season.
Board: Blooming Flowers
I will make a green stem and leaves then put them together. Now, I cut out flower pots from brown paper which children will decorate with an assortment of items (to personalize each pot). When they are finished I will put them together and use them as a border for my Spring bulletin board.
Comments: You can use this
for an infant bulletin board too! You can use their feet for the leaves
and just skip the pots. Put clouds and a sun on top it looks cute.
You can ask the children what they think will happen to the egg when the experiment is finished. Also, allow the children to touch the egg, before and after the experiment and encourage language building skills by having the children to tell you their concept of what happened."
Pour vinegar into the container, and place egg in vinegar. wait three days, and allow children to explore and discuss the results.
Comments: I've used this activity at home and in my Head Start classroom. The activity was equally enjoyed. Sure fascination!!
Baby Bumble Bee Song
Baby Bumble BeeComments: I changed the words to the Baby Bumble Bee song because I thought that if I sang it "Stung me" the children might be afraid of the bees.
Crawler Theme is in the Rainbow
You will need:
A day in advance send a letter home asking families to send about one cup of their child's favorite raw vegetable, chopped and in a sealed plastic bag or closed container.
Help young children pour their vegetables into small bowls and place a teaspoon in each. Encourage one child at a time to tell about his or her favorite vegetable and let everyone who is interested have a taste.
Begin cooking by helping each child to carefully separate each pita into 2 circular halves, and pile the pieces on a plate. Together, scoop the ricotta into one bowl and the tomato sauce into another. Place a tablespoon in each bowl. Create an assembly line by setting out, in a row, the empty plated, the pitas, the cheese, the sauce, and the vegetable toppings.
Show preschool children how to place one pita half on their plates, scoop on a tablespoon of ricotta and one of sauce, then add a few vegetables. Stand at the end of the line and help children place their finished pizzas on the baking sheet. Bake for about five minutes at 450 degrees. Let the pizzas cool before eating. Serve with small cups of milk. Pre-k books about vegetables:
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