In the UK spring months are March, April and May according to meteorologists and also sees the celebration of St David’s Day, St Patrick’s Day, Mother’s Day, Easter, St George’s Day and May Day.
Celebrating and learning about spring time can bring many bright, fresh and sensory activities and opportunities in Early Years settings.
Gone are the cold, wet, windy days (hopefully) and lighter, brighter days are upon us, with the opportunity to get greenfingered, inspired and creative whether it’s in an outdoor space or a simple window sill, as well as exploring all the new life that enters the world during the spring and learning about which animal families live birth and lay eggs.
This also ties in with egg decorating, hunting and counting to celebrate Easter.
- Easter Egg cookies
- Grow cress
- Make Easter cards
- Count/sort bunnies, Easter eggs, lambs, daffodils
- Small world play
- Read ‘Fletcher and the Springtime Blossoms’
- Use a broccoli head to print blossom
- Explore life cycles of animals
- Easter scavenger hunt
- Make wool/yarn birds nest
- Decorate Easter egg print outs
- Egg tray daffodils
- Paint plant pots
- Plant seeds
- Collage butterflies
- Chocolate shredded wheat bird nest cooking
- Rainbow pasta/rice play
- Cotton wool bunnies and lambs
- Read the ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’