Spring into a new season with these themed activity ideas for early years and primary pupils
It may still be cold and wet, but the evenings are finally getting longer and there are touches of spring in the air. Celebrate the arrival of the season of birth, rejuvenation and regrowth with these refreshing lesson ideas and activities.
These visual springtime songs based on well-known tunes are an ideal starting point for this seasonal topic. Young learners can go on to practise matching and counting skills with these colourful dominoes and word recognition with this simple wordsearch. Alternatively, encourage them to develop their fine motor skills with this pack of spring worksheets*, which focuses on pencil control.
For a longer lesson, get younger learners to identify spring flowers using the clues in this floral-themed presentation, before encouraging them to have a go at making their own.
Plan for an all-singing springtime assembly using this complete mini-musical pack*, including sheet music, backing tracks and script.
Head outdoors to explore the seasonal changes with this nature trail kit and use this vibrant display pack, complete with borders, photos and captions, to consolidate learning in the classroom.
This simple, pictorial presentation takes pupils through the life cycle of a chicken, while this editable spring writing book is a great way to record everything that has been learned during the topic.
Use this fascinating time-lapse video as a discussion-based starter for a lesson or topic on seasonal changes. This extensive series of presentations, including a quiz, covers plant and animal life cycles and food chains.
If you’re working on non-chronological reports this term, look no further than this resource pack*, which includes mind-map planning, tasks, assessment and models to support your teaching.
For a unique take on the springtime theme, try this fully-resourced French vocabulary lesson including worksheets or this short unit exploring Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons.
*This resource is being sold by the author
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This post was originally published on 8 March 2016, and was refreshed on 1 March 2017.