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Spring Corner

Set up a spring corner for your children to enjoy

Note: this can be very Messy
  • Place potting Soil in a sensory table
  • Provide Flower Pots
  • Provide Fake flowers
  • Provide Fake shovels and hand rakes
  • Don't forget the Watering Can
Submitted by Charlotte
In the dramatic play area set up a greenhouse. Get fake flowers as well as garden tools, garden gloves, a watering can, and big hats. For an added effect get real dirt and put it in a Rubbermaid container.
Cloudy Bulletin Board
Submitted by Carol
Have your children cut out raindrops from paper. Next have them sponge paint these with blue paint while you cut out a large cloud shape from white butcher paper. Have them decorate the cloud with black handprints Hang this along with yellow lightning on your bulletin board. You can use a title like "We Are Fun Even On A Rainy Day"
Seed, Seed, Sprout
Submitted by Jen
Instead of duck, duck, goose play seed, seed, sprout
Planting Flowers
Submitted by Jill
Give your children fake (silk or plastic) flowers. Let them take these out onto the playground and pretend to pick and plant them.
Rainbow Stew
Submitted by Jen
Cook two cups water, 1/3 cup sugar, 2/3 cup corn starch, When the mixture has cooled put a few spoonful of each color in the baggie, push out air and seal (you may want to super glue so your children can not open it). Know your children can blend the colors together.
Tissue Paper Wind
Submitted by Trena
Put small squares of tissue paper in a Zip Loc Bag. Put a straw in each bag and zip the bag shut. Let your children blow in the bag and see what happens to the tissue paper. Ask your children what they observed when they blew into the bag. Explain to them this is like the wind outside blowing clouds. To further explain this put other tissue paper squares in front of a fan and turn it on.
Kite Snack
Submitted by Carla
Cut bread into the shape of a kite. Have your children butter the bread. Toast it and add a licorice string for a cute delicious kite snack.
Buggy Aquarium
Submitted by Cheryl
Put a lot of bugs in an aquarium. Make sure the lid fits well. Let your kids watch the bugs. They will enjoy seeing the bugs as well as learn a lot.
Grow Your Name
Submitted by Flora
Get small boxes, line them with plastic, and fill them with potting soil. Have your children scratch out their name in the soil. Have them sprinkle grass seeds into the name Gently cover it with soil and soon you will have their name growing in a garden
Bulletin Board Rainbow
Submitted by Barbra
Cut or have your children cut a large red circle. Then have them cut a slightly smaller orange circle. Then cut a yellow circle slightly smaller than the orange. And so on for green, violet, indigo, and blue. This makes a cute bulletin board border
The Rainbow In The Sky
Submitted by Linda
Take your children outside and show them everything in the sky (clouds, birds, telephone lines, the sun, etc) then have them draw the sky.
Florist Visit
Submitted by an Unknown Friend
Take your children to a local florist to learn about what they do
Snack Ideas
Submitted by an Unknown User
  • Rainbow Jell-O
  • Rainbow Rice Cakes (use food coloring to dy
  • Meringue Drop Cookies (look just like clouds)
  • Rainbow Banana - die chunks of banana in the colors of a rainbow with Jell-O
Edible Insect
Submitted by Tanya
Make an insect using celery sticks for the body, carrot legs, licorice antennas, and raisin eyes. To hold it all together use peanut butter.
Gelatin Rainbow Snack
Submitted by Nicole
Purchase clear plastic cups, Make all six colors of Jell-O: cherry, orange, lemon, lime, berry blue, and grape. After the Jell-O has set spoon one spoonful of each flavor into clear cup. Top with a cloud of whip cream you have an eadible rainbow.
Carrot on a String
Submitted by Daylen
Core out the top of a carrot and put a hole in order to hang the carrot from a string. Hang it somewhere where it can get sun. Have children put water in the cored out top. In a few days your kids will love the results.
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
Submitted by Lori
Read the book Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs then let your children make their own weather service with pasta
Planting Flowers
Submitted by Jill
Give your children fake (silk or plastic) flowers. Let them take these out onto the playground and pretend to pick and plant them.
Go Bug Hunting
Submitted by Pam
Go bug hunting (note tell your children not to touch the bugs, or they could be stung) while singing:
A-hunting we will go
A -hunting we will go
We'll catch a (insert any insect here)
and put it in a box
(loudly) and then we'll let it go!
Bumble Bee Dance!
Submitted by Tina
With your kids imitate the different bee dances. You can find a video with the dances in most places (National Geographic has a few).
"The Very Hungry Caterpillar" Play
Submitted by Paige
Have your children act out "The Very Hungry Caterpillar". Some children can be food while other children pretend to be the caterpillar munching on the food.<
  • Have the children hold cardboard paintings of food
  • Use a sheet for the child to wrap themselves up in to form a cocoon
  • Make butterfly wings out of cardboard for the butterfly to wear
"The Very Hungry Caterpillar" Class Caterpillar
Submitted by Lisa
Paint a rolled up newspaper. Then trace each one of your children's hands. Paste their hands onto the caterpillar body having their fingers be the caterpillar legs.
"The Grouchy Ladybug" Clock
Submitted by Jenni
To help your children tell time make a clock to go along with "The Grouchy Ladybug"
Make a clock face on a round piece of red paper (draw numbers around one side of the circle). On the other side of the circle make ladybug spots. Attach black strips of paper for the legs and a black circle head. Attach the clock arms with a brass fastener. As you read the story have the children adjust the clocks to the time in the story.
"The Very Quiet Cricket" Rule
Submitted by Paige
Use the book "The Very Quiet Cricket" to tell your children that they should not talk in the hall. Tell them they are all crickets and only adult crickets can make a noise
"The Very Hungry Caterpillar" Eating Healthy Lesson
Submitted by Jan
Talk to your children about eating healthy by using the book "The Very Hungry Caterpillar." Talk to them about how healthy the caterpillar grew when eating healthy (Strawberries, Plums, Oranges, Apples, Pears) and how his stomach hurt when eating junk food.
Marching Ants
Submitted by Heather
Let your pretend to march like the ants do.
Ants Go Marching Book
Submitted by Amy
To go along with the 'Ants Go Marching' Song have your children make a book each verse has its own page. You can use fingerprints, colored rice, etc to make ants.
Head of Grass
Submitted by Cindy
Take knee high hose, sprinkle grass seed in the toes then add potting soil to make about a baseball size. Knot to bottom and trim off the access hose. Place knotted side in a foam cup. Children can decorate this with a face with wiggle eyes, etc. Encourage children to keep it watered. Children will watch their head grow hair.
Worms Gardening
Submitted by Cindy
In sensory table add potting soil and gummy worms with small shovels and hoes.
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