Kindergarten lesson plans often involve activities that focus on the current season or time of year. Spring is an ideal time to teach students about weather patterns, flowers and how animals come out of hibernation. Plan activities that teach students about the changing of the seasons and blossoming of spring.
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Arts and Crafts
Build spring theme art projects around pastel colours and seasonal events. Kindergarten students can make a caterpillar out of egg cartons. Cut several egg cartons into pieces that are six inches long. Let the students paint on the "humps" of the cartoon and glue on pipe cleaners to make whiskers and attach small plastic eyes. Teach students about animals that hatch from eggs by cutting out several egg shapes out of construction paper and letting the students decorate with crayons or paint. Other ideas include making flowers and butterflies out of construction paper.
Take the class outside, sit on the ground and read books with a spring theme to the students. Some book ideas include: "Dandelion Adventures" by L. Patricia Kite, "Spring Is Here" by Lois Lenski and "It's Spring" by Linda Glaser. After you read, ask students questions about the book to help with reading comprehension. Pick words from the books to teach the students to spell. Write the words on the board and have students practice writing the word several times. Ask students to draw a picture of a scene that comes from the book.
Worksheets and Coloring
Give students blank sheets of paper and ask them to draw and colour flowers, animals or anything that invokes spring. Pint off colouring sheets in spring themes like rain drops, flowers or umbrellas and tell the students to colour them in spring colours. Simple word searches can be completed by many kindergarten students with some guidance. Pass out worksheets that guide students to practice writing spring words. Complete math sheets that involve counting spring objects like umbrellas and them putting the number next to the objects.
Holidays and Events
Celebrate spring holidays like St. Patrick's Day with craft projects centred around the day. For example, make leprechaun pots of gold out of foil and paper. Celebrate the first day of spring by having a spring party with snacks and singing. Teach students sayings that involve spring such as "In like a lion, out like a lamb" and "April showers bring May flowers" and explain the meaning of the sayings. Make up songs about the season and the holidays and events in spring and invite parents into the classroom to watch a performance. Make a calendar for the front of the classroom to track the spring weather.
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