Inside: Looking for some fun toddler spring activities? Here are over 15 inviting activities that will bring nature into your home or classroom!
Spring is one of the best times to bring nature into the home or classroom.
Adding fresh flowers (or fake for something that lasts longer!) to the play-dough table or sensory bin adds a fresh, colorful element.
When searching through spring activities on the internet, I noticed that most of them focus on art elements that are a bit too complicated for young toddlers’ little hands.
These spring activities are specifically selected for toddlers, for hands-on activities that they can enjoy at their skill level.
Scroll down to find links to free printables!
20+ Super Fun Toddler Spring Activities
Spring Chicks – Strengthen the hands and fingers with this fun art activity that involves squeezing watercolors.
Rainy Day Window Art – Toddlers will paint on cookie sheets with blue watercolors and press a piece of paper down on top, creating a rainy window effect. (Play, Teach, Repeat)
Egg Carton Flowers – Paint egg cartons with plenty of colorful paint to upcycle these flowers. (I Heart Arts n Crafts)
Tulip Stamps – Cut potato halves to create tulip-shaped stamps for toddlers to dip into paint. (Crafty Morning)
Painting with Flowers – Toddlers will use various flowers as their paintbrushes to create fun textures. (The Cozy Red Cottage)
Coffee Filter Umbrellas – Use coffee filters, markers, and water to create these spring umbrellas to hang in your windows. (Sunny with a Chance of Sprinkles)
Butterfly Process Art – As a class, glue tissue paper onto a large outline of a butterfly to create a colorful wall decoration. (Stay at Home Educator)
5 Green Frogs – Use this printable to recite the favorite finger play during circle time.
Frog Puppet – Paint a lunch sack with golf balls and turn it into a frog puppet – free printable included!
Flower Sorting – Turn your train table into a flower sorting station. Comes with free printable sorting pages.
Feed the Caterpillar – Roll the die and put that many pom poms into the caterpillar. (Fantastic Fun and Learning)
Frog Water Table – Add squeezers and strainers for some fun fine motor strengthening.
Rubber Ducks Water Play – Put together a sensory bin inspired by Eric Carle’s 10 Rubber Ducks.
Birds Nest Sensory Bin – Fill a sensory bin with birdseed and pretend birds for preschoolers to place in the little nest. (Fantastic Fun and Learning)
Bugs Sensory Bin – Dye rice green and add plastic bugs, adding little cups for toddlers to scoop. (Fun with Mama)
Flower Discovery Bottles – Use real flowers to fill these beautiful discovery bottles, allowing toddlers to examine the flowers up close. (Little Bins for Little Hands)
Flower Playdough – Place brown playdough into small pots for toddlers to push fake flowers into. (Fun with Mama)
Playdough Invitation – Gather nature materials from outside, such as small pinecones, for toddlers to press into the playdough. (Fantastic Fun and Learning)
Letter Matching Flowers – Write letters onto foam flowers and clothespins for toddlers to match up together. (Learn Play Imagine)
Clouds and Wind – Pretend balloons are clouds while jumping, running, and kicking balloons. (Mama of Littles)
Spring Flower Tray – Push the stems of fake flowers into the holes of a colander.
More Spring Activities:
Spring Learning Activities Packet
Six spring themed activities that work on important skills in the classroom as well as home!
6 Activities (36 Pages):
- Flowers and Butterflies Beginner Patterning Cards
- Bug Matching Halves (Symmetry) Cards
- Count the Flower Petals
- Left to Right Fine Motor Bumble Bee Tracing Cards
- Sunflower Counting and Number Matching
- Spring Seed Double Sided Cards