SPRING time activities

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

I LOVE Day Light Savings people - no so much the dark in the am but the longer daylight in the afternoon for sure...this sunshine out at 7 pm is bringing a big, HUGE smile across my face.  I love the outdoors and the longer days give me more time to do my trail runs and squeeze in a bunch of other activities I enjoy!  Along with Spring times comes Spring Fever which I did my best to tackle        ( here ) if you want to read more about that.  But I'm here today to share some fun art ideas and activities you can use in your classroom this time of year.

Welcome to my newest edition of ....

Learning about life on the farm is perfect this time of year.  I have a couple fun art projects in my farm unit that would be fun to display and have up while teaching your farm unit.

It's also a great time to teach about lifecycles ~

So sad I couldn't find my picture from several years back when we did this...but take your students outside as a reward if it's nice out.  Give them buckets of water and paintbrushes and let them paint the playground.  They love this...they can create images on the ground that will disappear quickly but they still enjoy it.

Sometimes all you need to do is give children some empty Easter eggs and play doh - it's amazing what can happen when their imagination goes wild.

Or have them do an activity where they can make some predictions with what might happen if you put a carnation or celery stick in water with dye in it...

There are so many fun activities that you can do with kids in the springtime of all ages.  If you are interested in any of the ideas and want more information on them you can find them by clicking the pictures below:

The most important thing you can do is get your kid or students outside, exploring their world.  They can lay down and look at clouds and record what shapes they look like, look for leaves and then do a leaf rubbing.  Have fun with your kids and let them be little.  Happy Teaching! xo,

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