Spring is one of the most beautiful times of the year. But, this year, the COVID-19 Pandemic has thrown off all the normal Spring activities.
This year there won’t be any:
- Citywide egg hunts
- Birthday parties
- Spring vacation
- Easter Sunday church services
Although this Spring is different, it still can be fun for kids stuck at home.
There are many activities that you can do to celebrate occasions that occur in the Spring. And your child may even learn in the process of having fun!
Spring Activities Your Kids Stuck at Home Will Love
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Easter Egg Activities
One activity that my friend posted about involved CVC words. She used easter eggs to practice reading CVC word families.
She took a sharpie and wrote “at” on one side of the egg and then letters on the other side that would work with the “at” family.
Here is a great list of CVC words you can download for free.
Sight Words Practice
Sticking sight words in eggs and having an Easter egg hunt is a great way for children to practice sounding out words and practicing their word families and the most common sight words.
Here are some other really fun ways to learn sight words: Sight Words Hack For Parents
Everyone has spare change, and kids love counting money. Some kids struggle with matching up the correct amount of change.
A way that you can make county money fun is by writing an amount of change on the egg. Using a pile of change, they can count up the correct amount of money and place it in the egg.
Synonyms and Antonyms
Antonyms and synonyms are one of the most challenging skills for some students to understand.
A fun way to review this concept is by writing words on the top and bottom of the egg. Children will have to match the correct words together.
Outdoor Spring Activities
Kids love scavenger hunts, and they are a great addition to any daytime activity. Some things that you can have the kids look for in their scavenger hunt could be:
- Four Leaf Clovers
- Looking for two similar birds
- Finding a Monarch Yellow Butterfly
- Rock Identification: Find two rocks that look the same, and two that look very different.
- Finding some water puddles.
- Have them find some dandelions to blow.
Children love to play hide and seek outside during the Spring. This game is excellent for children who are just learning to count numbers.
Math Activities with Flower Bushes
- Graphing Colors- Children can practice working on graphing by counting the different colored bushes around the yard.
- Basic Color Facts- Younger children can practice their basic color facts by going and naming the colored bushes within the yard.
Kites are so cool! As a child, I always wanted to fly a kite. In Mary Poppins, when they sing “Let’s go Fly a Kite”, it gives me the greatest joy.
If you don’t have a kite, build one with these easy paper kite instructions.
Some ways to make Kites educational can be by:
■ The kite can be a color by numbering activity for kids to be working on their number recognition skills. You can also work on addition, and review subtraction.
■ In Reading, you can have an alphabetical order activity with the bows on the string. To create their kite, they need to put the words within the right order.
■ Lastly, another activity dealing with kites is using Rhyming words within each quarter of the kite.
The springtime is a beautiful time of the year to explore outside and make things fun despite the coronavirus pandemic.
Do you have fun Spring activities planned idea your child loves? Share it in the comments below.
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