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Looking for some fun ideas to celebrate the first signs of Spring? Enjoy this simple activity with your family. It’s the perfect way to learn about the changing seasons. I’ve made it easy with a free printable.
I know the feeling. It seems as if the winter has been never ending. Then, just when you think you simply cannot endure blast of cold weather you notice the first hints of spring.
It’s definitely worth celebrating.
Do you enjoy spring as much as I do? It is my favorite season. The arrival of the robins, watching the first green shoots push bravely through the soil, chasing after your friend with a handful of worms!
Would you like a really simple activity to help your family celebrate the first signs of spring? I have just the thing for you!
Some items to help you enjoy spring
A simple activity to celebrate the first signs of spring
Spring Firsts is a wonderfully simple activity that appeals to younger children. It is really easy to prepare and children love it.
Basically I chose 5 classic signs of spring and created a chart. My list included
- New leaf
- Canada goose
- Blossom (on a tree)
Your signs might be different, depending on your location. The chart went up on the wall and the first person to spot the sign wrote their name on the chart. See I told you it was a really, really easy activity!
Quite simply my boys always got super excited when the chart went up. They would immediately start looking for those signs. I would hear them shout with excitement and knew that someone had spotted the first flower or robin.
Learning made fun
This kind of activity is fun and educational. Don’t you just love combining those two?
- It helps develop children’s observation skills.
- Introduces the idea of recording observations.
- Helps children learn about the passing of the seasons.
But best of all it is a fun way for families to celebrate the first signs of spring. It is something families can do together and it doesn’t require a lot of time to prepare. How’s that for the win?!
Super simple directions
- Create a chart. I kept mine really simple and you can download it here. If you have the same signs of spring that we do you can just use mine. If not edit this word document to create one that is specific for your region. I used the free clip art that is available on Phillip Martin’s website.
- Print out the chart and put it in a central location. Invite your family to fill it in as they spot each of the firsts. They could print their name on the chart, make a dot with a marker, or use a small sticker.
Note: You may have to explain the difference between flowers that grow straight out of the ground and blossoms that grow on a tree or bush.
A few more suggestions to help you welcome spring
You can also check out my Spring board at Pinterest. I’ve collected the very best spring activities in one place.
How does your family welcome spring? Do you have any special traditions? Please leave your suggestions and links in the comments below.