Spring Printables

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Spring Printables and Activities

Spring Printables
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When Does Spring Begin?

Spring is a time of new birth. Trees and flowers are in bloom. Many mammals are giving birth to their babies. Butterflies are emerging from their chrysalises. 

Spring officially begins with the spring equinox on March 20th or 21st. Equinox comes from two Latin words, aequus meaning equal and nox meaning night. The spring equinox is one of only two days of the year (the other is in the fall) in which the sun shines directly on the equator, making the length of day and night basically equal.

Spring got its name as a reference to flowers springing from the ground. Before it became known as spring, the season was referred to as Lent or Lenten.

Spring Activity Ideas

Spring is an exciting time to homeschool because it's the perfect time to get outdoors and observe nature. Try these springtime activities:

  • Purchase a butterfly kit and observe the metamorphosis process
  • Pick a spot in your yard or at a local park or nature center. Visit it each week during the spring, sketching the changes you see.
  • With permission, collect frog eggs or tadpoles from a pond, along with some pond water, and observe their transformation from tadpole to frog. Return them to the pond afterward.
  • Learn the parts of a flower and observe the flowers in your yard
  • Plant a garden
  • Make some DIY bird feeders and take steps to attract birds to your backyard for springtime bird-watching
  • Go on a spring scavenger hunt

You can also explore spring with these free spring-themed printables and coloring pages!

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Spring Wordsearch

Spring Printables

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Have fun with spring vocabulary using this word search puzzle. Each spring-themed word or phrase listed in the word bank is hidden among the jumbled letters in the puzzle. See how many you can find!

If any of the terms are unfamiliar to your children, you may want to research them using a dictionary, the Internet, or resources from your library.

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Spring Crossword Puzzle

Spring Printables

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Can your students correctly complete this crossword puzzle? Each clue describes a spring-related word or phrase from the word bank. 

Spend some time discussing and researching the spring phrases that capture your students' interest. For example, why do we have Daylight Savings Time? What is the history of April Fool's Day?

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Spring Alphabet Activity

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Young students can hone their alphabetizing skills with these spring-themed words. They should write each word from the word bank in correct alphabetical order. Students can also practice their handwriting skills by writing each word as neatly as possible.

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Spring Challenge

Spring Printables

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How much do your students remember about the spring-themed vocabulary they've been practicing? Let them show what they know with this spring challenge worksheet. For each description, students should choose the correct answer from the multiple choice options. 

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Spring Spiral Puzzle

Spring Printables

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Test your students' knowledge of springtime vocabulary with this unique spiral puzzle. Each clue, when filled in correctly, will result in one long chain of words. Each correct answer will fill in the boxes from its start number to the box just before the next word's start number.

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Spring Daffodils

Spring Printables

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Daffodils, first cultivated in ancient Rome, are one of the first flowers to bloom in the spring. 

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Butterfly Coloring Page

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Butterflies are a sure sign of spring. They can't regulate their own body temperature or fly when they're cold. The ideal air temperature for butterflies is 85-100 degrees (F). Learn some fun facts about butterflies, then, color the coloring page. 

 

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Spring Tulips Coloring Page

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Tulips, first cultivated in the Netherlands, are another favorite springtime flower. There are more than 150 species of tulips and over 3,000 varieties. These colorful flowers typically bloom for only 3-5 days.

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Celebrate Spring Coloring Page

Spring Printables

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With its warmer weather, blooming flowers and trees, and new birth, spring is an exciting time. Celebrate spring! Color this page with the bright colors of springtime.