Recently, we did a few spring-themed activities at our homeschool preschool. Considering the fact that my 4 year old has already finished a kindergarten program, I should probably call it “homeschool kindergarten,” anyway.
Firstly, I downloaded these free Montessori matching spring cards , laminated them, cut them and gave them to my toddlers to match, while talking about all the things that spring is famous for.
Among other “spring things,” we learned that first flowers appear in the spring. To continue, we took the study of these flowers further, by using these Montessori flower cards . The cards come with an easy explanation about each flower. My preschooler had to find a matching flower for each flower and say its’ name.
Then, we read some poetry from the Waldorf-inspired Spring Stories and Poems Book . I love the simple and nature-oriented poems and songs, collected in this book. The seasonal poetry in it presents a wonderful way to introduce spring to a small child.
Finally, we came up with a story for this text-free Spring picture book . Even though this book has no text, the pictures in it are done so well, they allow for limitless imagination possibilities as far as creating your own story goes. I absolutely adore this open-ended type of literature for small kids, because it empowers them to create their own story books.