Spring is right around the corner! Are your spring lesson plans ready? If not, don’t fret!
There’s still time to put together seasonal activities that you and your students will love.
Read on for spring-time planning ideas with activities across all subjects.
Spring Lesson Plans For Literacy
Spring is the perfect time to learn about life cycles, and there are so many different opportunities to talk about them. From frogs to butterflies, students are often captivated by the concept.
Teach your students about the different stages of caterpillar metamorphosis with this Butterfly Life Cycle Craftivity. Students will learn about transition words such as first, next, then, and last in this activity. It comes with a coloring page and makes a festive addition to any spring bulletin board display. There are also three different versions. Hello, differentiation! But the best part of all? It’s a FREE resource!
We are big fans of the There Was An Old Lady series by Lucille Colandro. I mean, there’s a book for almost every season and holiday! Students and teachers love this series because they get to practice sequencing with the predictable text.
With that being said, why don’t you use There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Frog to teach about transformation from tadpole to frog? To make your planning time as productive as possible, grab the Old Lady Who Swallowed a Frog Book Companion. Read the story aloud and have students act along with the paper bag sequencing craftivity. This download also comes with ten different graphic organizers!
If you’re focusing on modeling fluency this season, you’ll love the April Adapted Piece Book Sets. The adapted pieces for each story allow students to emerge in what’s happening and answer simple yet important comprehension questions. In addition, they make it easy for students, even those who don’t love reading, to follow along with the story.
Spring Lesson Plans for Math
In early elementary, sequencing and patterns are essential tools in your students’ skillsets. Use these eye-catching and colorful Rainbow Matching Mats to practice simple skills during math centers or small group time. With 28 different activity cards, students can practice their skills repeatedly!
The Seasonal Clothing Sort is perfect for younger elementary students. The kids will love sorting the clothing items based on the weather. This is great for those kiddos who try to wear shorts all year round! Just laminate the pieces, attach velcro, and use them in centers or whole group time.
Students love digital activities and will definitely enjoy the Spring Digital Activities bundle. Students won’t even realize that they’re learning with fun games such as Build a Number Sense Flower, Build a Rhyme Caterpillar, Rainbow STEM, and more. The digital activities are teachers’ best-kept secret! Check out the quick video above! That’s a demo of the Build a Rainbow activity.
Spring Lesson Plans for Science
Extend your students’ knowledge of the butterfly life-cycle with the Butterfly Life Cycle Lapbooks. Students create their own foldable, packed with fun facts and unique images of butterflies. Lapbooks are an opportunity for creativity, and no two will end up looking the same.
If you like learning about the Butterfly, kids will also love learning about the Life Cycle of a Frog with these Fun Lapbooks!
Like skills are essential in the classroom, and these April Visual Recipes are perfect for that! Visual recipes foster independence, following directions, and mastering IEP goals. In addition, kids can explore the kitchen with five spring-themed recipes while baking banana cookies, caramel bark, caramel chips, banana bites, and energy bites. Yum!
If those recipes are a hit, also try the May Visual Recipe Pack!
More Fun Spring Lesson Plans
Spring is a great time to check in with student progress with social, emotional, and life skills! While academic skills are a huge focus throughout the year, we can’t let these skills fall to the wayside. These Spring Adapted Work Binders are helpful to track progress and goals around emotions, dressing, and more.
And we can’t forget fine motor! We need to make sure those little finger muscles stay in shape. The Spring Fine Motor Skills and Activities Pack is perfect for that! This pack will have students cutting and pasting, practicing hand-eye coordination with dotters and q-tips, and even completing puzzles!
What types of spring activities do you make a point to incorporate each year? Tell us in the comments below!