Spring is finally here and we have gathered every kind of activity you could possibly want to keep your class engaged during the last season of the school year!
The year will soon come to a close and students will move on to a new grade level. That means it is time to review, review, review! Fluency and Fitness+ includes THOUSANDS of games, so there is review for any Kindergarten – Second Grade concept! Each Fluency and Fitness video will help students review one skill with a variety of fun exercises in between each question. In addition to educational brain breaks, you could also review with digital task cards or practice in teams with Fluency Find It games!
SPRING WRITING PROMPTS
The spring brings a lot of writing content. Looking for prompts to get your students’ creative juices flowing? Here are a few to get you started!
- I know it is spring when…
- If you could go anywhere for Spring Break, where would you go?
- To help take care of the earth, I can…
- Which is your favorite, winter or spring? Why?
- Pretend you are on a picnic with your family, what happens during your day?
Crafts are always a hit in the classroom! Try out some of these adorable spring crafts. Pair the craft with a spring themed book, a science experiment, or a writing prompt. They look great on a spring themed bulletin board too!
Rainbow Paper Plate Craft
What You Need:
- Paper plate
- Paint (colors for the sun)
- Orange and yellow paper
- Tissue paper (colors the rainbow)
- Cut the paper plate in half
- Paint the paper plate yellow or orange
- Cut and glue paper triangles around the edges of the paper plate for the sun
- Glue tissue paper to the back of the paper for the rainbow
Craft Photo from Easypeasyandfun.com
Coffee Filter Butterflies
What You Need:
- Coffee filters
- Pipe cleaners
- Spray bottle filled with water
- Pony beads (optional)
- Flatten coffee filter on a safe surface (marker may bleed through)
- Draw designs and color coffee filter until filled with color
- Use a spray bottle to mist the coffee filter with water and lay flat to dry creating a tie dye effect.
- Fan fold two coffee filters to create the butterfly wings.
- Twist a pipe cleaner around the folded coffee filter to create the butterfly body and antennas.
Photo from organizedislan.com
SPRING SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS
We know finding time for science experiments can be a challenge with all of the other tasks teachers are given. Try to squeeze in an easy Science lesson with a hands-on experiment this spring. Here are a few classic science experiments for spring that are guaranteed to leave your students in awe!
- Color Changing Flowers/Celery Stick Science Experiment
Photo from teachingtinytots.com
- Seed in a Jar Science Experiment
Photo from littlebinsforlittlehands.com
- Walking Water (Rainbow) Science Experiment
Photo from lifeovercs.com
LITERACY AND MATH CENTERS
Check out this blog post from Tickled Pink in Primary for spring themed Math and Literacy centers that are guaranteed to keep engagement high.
NEED MORE? Check out these outdoor activities that are perfect for spring from Tickled Pink In Primary!