Spring-Theme Teaching Ideas for Kindergarten & Early Primary

Posted on March 17th, 2011 by Carolyn Hart in Free Printable Rhymes, Songs and Fingerplays for Children, Spring Children's Books, Learning Games and Printables

Spring Theme teaching ideas for kindergarten, early primary and homeschool including story starters, wordplay

Celebrate warmer days with some kindergarten springtime learning fun

Here are some ideas to help you celebrate the first days of spring with children…

Spring-Theme Wordplay

– Choose a “spring” word and see how many words you can spell with the letters –

For example: daffodils fad, fads, oil, soil, foil, Dad, lid, lids, slid

– Make a Venn diagram and compare Spring with Fall

what do you see in Spring but not in Fall? What do you see in both Spring and Fall?

– See how many Spring compound words you can discover

Here are some to get you started – buttercup, butterfly, ladybug, raindrop, raincoat, rainbow, sunshine

Try one of these Spring-theme story starters

The first sign of spring….
Planting a magic seed….
My friend’s amazing umbrella…
Five new baby chicks…
When I looked up at the clouds…
Jumping in puddles on my way home…
Yesterday we saw a rainbow…

Make a colorful poster and advertise Spring. Use words and pictures to explain what is special about spring.

Storytime Standouts offers a free printable Spring Picture Dictionary for homeschool and classroom

Don’t forget to download some of our free Spring-theme printables

image of PDF icon  Spring Picture Dictionary

Free printable Spring picture dictionary for readers and writers in kindergarten and grade one.

image of PDF icon  Springtime Fingerplay and Song

image of PDF icon  Writing paper for kids- Spring

Spring theme interlined paper for beginning writers.

Our free printables, including our kindergarten springtime-theme printables are in PDF format, if you don’t already use Adobe Reader, you will need to use it to access the downloads.


You will find our selection of free printable alphabets here and all of our early literacy printables here.

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5 Comments on “Spring-Theme Teaching Ideas for Kindergarten & Early Primary”

  1. Susan Stephenson, the Book Chook

    I truly love the idea of having a theme like Spring, and reinforcing literacy activities by linking them to that theme. Your ideas include word play and writing prompts too, ideas that we can slot into just a few moments in a busy day. Great!

    • Storytime Standouts

      Thanks Susan – was very interested to read your post today (about bullying), you do such a thorough job when you write. Keep up the great work!

  2. maryanne @ mama smiles

    These are all great spring activity ideas! Thanks for sharing them!

    • Storytime Standouts

      Lovely to see your post about examing a tree that is just about to bud. Good luck finding a child-friendly microscope!

  3. Rachel

    That sounds like a lot of fun with a child who is already confident in their reading skills. I’ll have to bookmark this activity for next year. Hopefully, my gal will be at that stage soon 🙂

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