Spring has sprung, and the season of learning, outdoors, and fun has come!
After a cold winter, spring brings warmth and life back into the world! Seeds take root and flowers bloom; animals emerge from their homes and look forward to warmer temperatures; dragonflies, butterflies, and ladybirds flutter on the green grass; trees wear their green coats again, birds chirp, and daylight stays longer.
The following are 15 fun spring activities that will help your preschoolers make the most of the season:
Spring Outdoor Activities
1. Spring Break Camps and Programs
Sign your kid up for spring break camps and programs in the neighborhood. Some spring camps have preschool writing and educational activities, along with outdoor activities. This will help keep your child active and entertained while they improve their soft and social skills.
2. Museums, Heritage Sites, and Theaters
All three present a wonderful opportunity to introduce your child to various cultures and histories. Spaces like museums and theaters have plenty of planned activities for kids during spring, and many of these spaces don’t charge too much for a ticket. Look for free and discounted admissions to these family-friendly avenues to introduce your child to a world of information, art, and entertainment.
3. Scavenger Hunt and Treasure Hunt
Scavenger hunts and treasure hunts are exciting for children and can be made into fun activities for the whole family. Turn the day into a play-cation where you get off your electronic devices and have a blast with your loved ones by trying out new games and hunts. Found It by Skillmatics is a fun outdoor activity that is also educational. It comes with prompts that encourage your child to find the given object and learn through trial and error and engages and increases their phonological awareness. Shapes and special relationships, comfort with colors, numbers, comparative adjectives, measurements and opposites, and many other educational and logical reasoning skills are stimulated by the game.
4. Road Trips
Take a road trip and visit a nearby city or an attraction site. Discuss with your family members what place they would like to visit and plan a day trip around it - packed with learning and sing-along games to keep them busy during the car ride.
5. Outdoor Fun
Introduce your child to the nature around them through various activities. Plant flowers and vegetables with your child, take them to a plant nursery, and let them choose flowers and plants for your garden. Feed animals and birds with them, or enjoy a picnic on a sprawling field. Doing so will cultivate in them affection and respect for the outdoors and will encourage them to explore their environment.
Spring Indoor Activities
“April showers bring May flowers,” so here are five spring indoor activities to try out on a rainy day!
1. Themed Parties
Throw a themed party for your little one! Doing so can be a good opportunity for them to interact and have a good time, and you can work together to choose a theme. A flower-themed party, color-themed party or one where everyone dresses as a poet, a writer, or a vegetable are all engaging and silly ideas that are sure to leave your child with lots of giggles and cherished memories.
2. Indoor Games
Indoor games are always fun, and are made even more so by including your little one! Introducing your child to indoor games like chess, playing cards, and Uno can be something new that sharpens your child’s skills. Guess in 10 by Skillmatics is another exciting guessing game for kids that also helps them child build key skills like creative thinking, logical reasoning, communication, word recognition and association, problem-solving, and much more.
3. Arts and Crafts
Make things with your child. Cards, birdhouses, DIY pencil stands, Bubble making solutions, candles. Make things out of paper mache, recycled plastic, and house waste. Paint canvases, papers, seashells, walls, and doors. Paint with brushes, sticks, toothbrushes, vegetables, hands, strings, and straws. The sky's the limit. Let your child’s creative juices flow.
4. Movie Night
Choose an age-appropriate movie to watch with your child. Make it more exciting by turning your home into a movie theater, and making your own theater tickets. After the movie ends you may also discuss the movie with your child and ask them what they liked and disliked about the film.
5. Building Blocks
Building Blocks is another fun game that can be very crucial to your child’s fine motor skill development. Encourage them to build creative structures using these blocks and challenge them to make it unique and unlike one they’ve ever seen before.
4 Spring Learning Activities
Play is best when it is combined with learning. To ensure you make the most of spring , make learning fun for your child! Here are some tips!
Printables and worksheets are great for quick learning because they help your child improve language skills, understand shapes, numbers, animals, objects and colors, and other basic preschool skills. Skillmatics’ learning kits come with worksheets that are especially curated for your child based on their age and skill-levels.
2. Mental Arithmetic
Introduce your child to the concept of mental math. Teach them about numbers with beads, spoons, apples or other objects around them, and gradually ask them to do the same in their mind. This will promote learning abilities and help them think on their toes.
3. Read and Write
Make reading and writing fun. While reading to your child you can act out the characters and storylines from the book. Read them a story, and then ask them to write the same one in their own words to improve their reading and writing skills. Preschool writing skills are extremely important in building creativity, communication skills, and sparking their imagination, and sharing in the learning experience with your child can bring you closer, too!
4. Subscription Boxes
There are a number of subscription boxes that Skillmatics has carefully crafted for children - based on the season, age, and skill sets. They come with a whole set of learning kits and tools that open up a whole new world for your little one. These boxes can be a game-changer in the way your child learns and grows.
Growth is incredibly significant in childhood: it builds the foundation of what is yet to come. In other words, it is the spring of one’s lifetime - so help your child make the most of it!