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Kids’ Favorite Classroom Activities for Spring

Seasonal, Spring

Written by: Katie Palmer

With spring right around the corner, many teachers begin their hunt for the perfect springtime activities to keep students learning, engaged and having fun. Our team worked to compile a list of our favorite classroom activities for spring, to make this season bloom! Scroll through the list, select an activity or few and let the springtime fun begin!


1-Interactive Outdoor Phonics

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Get your students outside playing with chalk (which they LOVE) with an academic purpose! All you will need is sight words (or Phonics Ladders) and chalk!

2-Take the Learning Outside

Fresh air can make a world of difference when it comes to student behavior. When they start to feel restless, grab your lesson supplies and head out the door. Some ideas of what to bring:

  • Pencil box to hold a class set of pencils. (Otherwise you know there will be many pencils lost somewhere outside! HA!)
  • Read alouds. Here are some spring book ideas plus corresponding activities: Springtime Read Alouds.
  • Use nature materials for math manipulatives! Find rocks, twigs, pinecones or leaves already on the ground. Your students will love searching for these!

3-Five Senses Anchor Chart

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Another outside idea, do you sense a theme here? Get students outside and interacting with an anchor chart on a five senses hunt. Have them list things the see, smell, hear, touch outside. (This would be a great way to get an adjective discussion going!) Taste is a bit harder. Be sure to have a chat about not eating wild berries or anything they find outside. Ask what they can “taste in the air” or bring out a snack to eat while outside.

4-Have a Classroom Campout

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Have you ever wished you could bring your class camping? Well, now you can…without leaving the classroom! Set up desk tents, bring out the books and camping resources and ta-dah! Your classroom has become a kids dream! Find out more: Camp Read-a-Lot.

5-St. Patrick's Day Crafts

Make this super cute and easy Lucky Rainbow Chain with students. What a cute decoration to hang in the classroom, plus students will be left feeling gratitude for all they have in their lives.

Making a leprechaun trap can be time consuming, but it is a great activity to build STEM skills. Plus: students get crazy excited about it!

👉 Find WAY more ideas, and have your entire St. Patrick's Day planned out for you here: Leprechaun Traps in the Classroom.

how to catch a leprechaun plan created by a 2nd grade student
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6- Easter Egg Math

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What student doesn't like an egg hunt? Put an academic spin on this fun activity by hiding math problems in each egg. Students will find the eggs, solve the problems and then put the egg back for the next student to find.

7-Earth Day Activities

These craft ideas come from Tik Tok user Callmemoprah. She did several fun and easy crafts with her students on Earth Day.

Earth Day Classroom Transformation

If you want to take things a step further, try an Earth Day Classroom Transformation!

Read more about it here: Earth Day Classroom Transformation

2nd grade earth day paintings

And: 15 Earth Day Read Alouds & Activities for 2nd Grade

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8- Nature Scavenger Hunt

Get those students outside again and try a nature scavenger hunt! We have a template HERE, or create your own based on what nature you have where you live.

nature scavenger hunt
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9- Plant Seeds

This idea comes from Tik Tok user thoughtfulllysustainable. Grab those toilet paper tubes or newspaper and let students make their own seedling pots! OR, you can try the beans in a baggie window planting trick!


Thanks for the great idea @mamabearshark!

If you are interested in starting a Seeds & Planting unit with your students, we have a post for that with loads of ideas & resources: Seeds & Planting.

Also, check out our Garden Day Classroom Transformation for loads of resources, including a window planting template!

10-Mother's & Father's Day Gifts

Try these fun crafts ideas great for Mother's or Father's day!

Tile Coasters

Shrinkydinks

Find more Mother's Day ideas on the blog: 5 Easy Mother's Day Gifts to Make With 2nd Graders

Springtime Themes Video Walk Through

Let our team member Katie walk you through springtime theme ideas that will have your students excited for learning, and make your teaching life easier!

Hopefully these springtime activities put a little spring in your step to finish the school year strong!

Happy teaching!

3 Comments

  1. Caitlin

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  2. Caitlin Craddock

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