Spring Hands-on Activities for Preschool Children

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In our classroom, the change of season or special occasion generated elevated excitement as children always anticipated finding freshly prepared materials on the shelves. For that reason, I gathered a collection of Spring themed hands-on individual activities for your preschool students.

Spring vocabulary cards for the memory or match-up games, storytelling startups, and building sentences.

Spring vocabulary cards

Classifying cards with birds, bees, and butterflies.

Sorting cards - bee, butterfly and bird.

I spy with my little eye game

I spy mats with pictures

Size grading activity. Draw corresponding numbers on the back for the child’s self-check.

Grading from largest to smallest with ladybug.

Russian matryoashka lacing/sewing cards

Russian matryoshla sewing cards

Number puzzles from 1 – 5, 1-10, dot counting 1-10, 10-1, 11-20

Number picture puzzle

Spring themed number puzzles

Russian matryoshka matching cards. Invite your student to create some of their own.

Matching matryoshka doll halves

Gardening themed  fine motor activity on number recognition with pegs

Gardening themed clip on number cards

Sorting activity with animals and plants

Animal and plant sorting cards

Nature adventure hunt, and nature walk checklist.

Nature walk scavenger hunt spring themed

Pre-writing exercise

Spring themed handwriting practice

Rainbow matching shapes and colors

Shape and color sorting activity with rainbow

Garden themed shiluette matching cards – memory game. This game is great for children under three.

Garden themed picture matching activity

Coloring puzzles

Spring themed coloring puzzles

Word puzzles for spelling out three-letter  phonetic words

Spring themed word puzzles

Language puzzles for reinforcing alphabet sequencing skills

ABC picture puzzles

Cutting activity with color and black and white images for coloring

Spring themed cutting exercise

Handwriting practice with baby animal names *(cursive option is included as well)

Baby animals - tracing exercise

I hope my hands-on activities shared with you in the post will light a spark in your students’ eyes! You can find them all in one pack here: Spring Preschool Activities.

I also invite you to check out my Montessori Spring Pack for children aged 3-6:

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  About Anastasia. Anastasia is a former Early Childhood teacher, the founder of Montessori Nature, a blog about Montessori - inspired and Nature-based explorations. She taught in a Montessori setting for 11 years and has been practicing the Montessori way of learning and living for the last 20 years. She loves designing engaging educational printables for children. Learn more here. Browse Anastasia's educational resources on Teachers Pay Teachers.


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