Spring-Theme Writing and Wordplay 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

Celebrate warmer days with our spring-theme writing and language arts activities for kindergarten and early primary grades.

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


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

Spring-Theme Wordplay

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

daffodils – ad, Dad, did, do, fad, fads, foil, lid, lids, off, oil, slid, soil

rainbow – an, bin, bow, brain, brow, in, now, rain, ran, rib, row, win

flowers – few, flow, foe, lose, low, lower, lowers, owl, owls, rose, row, rows  

See how many Spring-theme compound words you can discover

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

Make a list of words you can substitute for rain

Cloudburst, downpour, drizzle, shower, sprinkle

Make a list of words that rhyme 
with kite

bright, bite, delight, fight, flight, height, knight, light, might, night, quite, right, sight, site, sprite, tight, white, write

with rain

brain, cane, drain, gain, grain, Jane, lane, main, pain, plane, sane, Spain, strain, train, weathervane

with Spring

bring, cling, ding, fling, ping, ring, sing, sting, string, swing, thing, wing, wring

Try one of these Spring-theme writing prompts

The first sign of spring….
I planted 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 to 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 Writing and Wordplay 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!

  2. maryanne @ mama smiles

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

  3. 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!

  4. Storytime Standouts

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

  5. 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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