April showers bring May flowers, and children will be ready to explore the outdoors and enjoy all things spring, from science experiments to worksheets. There are so many fun field trips and spring activities you can bring into your homeschool for your children to enjoy. I have rounded up a couple of these fun homeschool spring activities to help give you some ideas!
Homeschool Spring Activities
There are so many homeschool spring activities you can incorporate into your school day, and they will easily engage and entertain your children while they’re still learning!
#1: Nature Study
While the weather gets nicer, and the snow starts melting in many parts of the country. Many nature trails, state parks, and nature preserves will open their gates and bring many opportunities for children. Go for a walk, complete a scavenger hunt, or look for fossils or aquatic animals within the rocks of a small stream. Getting out into nature allows for many spring fun activities.
#2: Simple Spring Science
Kids love science, and there are so many science experiments and STEM/STEAM activities based around spring. You can create a water cycle using just a plastic bag, make a sprout house using sponges, or simply break apart plants to show leaves, stems, roots, and petals. There are many, many science activities at Fun Learning For Kids!
#3: Spring Homeschool Bucket List
Everyone has heard of a bucket list before, but not everyone sees how a bucket list can be used to create ongoing learning and memories in the homeschool setting. Sit down with your children and develop a bucket list of spring activities your family can enjoy. Plant a vegetable garden, go to the playground, race cars, and create crafts.
#4: Spring Curriculum
While in the classroom, there are ways to bring spring inside. Find a curriculum that includes spring-themed pages and activities. The Relaxed Homeschool can help with this! Our spring curriculums for Kindergarten, First Grade, and Second Grade include hands-on projects, crafts, and worksheets. Your child will barely even realize they are learning!
The Relaxed Homeschool has an excellent free printable spring workbook! This printable spring workbook includes some great math practice pages and will give you a taste of what is included in our spring curriculums!
#5: Springtime Art and Physical Education
The weather is nicer and warmer, and you should use both to your advantage. Pick a flower or object outside and give your child some paints, pencils, or markers and let them create a masterpiece. The children will identify colors, mix colors, and look at different plant parts bringing in the science curriculum.
To exercise while enjoying the weather, create a hopscotch path with numbers, letters, or shapes, and blow bubbles at different letters drawn on the driveway. Go for a walk around your neighborhood and look for different shapes, colors, or other objects which fit into your curriculum.
#6: Homeschool Baking
Although turning the oven on sometimes makes the already warm house in spring a little warmer, it is always a fun time to practice measurements and baking! Open the windows and release the yummy smell of cookies into the air, or create a trail mix to take with you on your nature walk. If you have a fire pit in your backyard or local park, make s’mores. Look at and discuss the melting process. Ok, maybe that is a little bit of a stretch, but every kid loves a good s’more.
#7 Easter Activities
If you are a family that celebrates Easter, there are many different activities you can do focused right around the holiday. Use plastic Easter eggs in your sensory bin or put math facts inside and create a math Easter egg hunt. You can also use plastic eggs and write upper and lower case numbers on them for a fun letter matching activity. Coloring easter eggs is also a fun art activity, plus hard-boiled eggs make a great snack for kids!
Homeschool Spring Activities
You can bring so many simple homeschool spring activities into your space to help make your homeschool mom or dad life easier and more enjoyable! Enjoy everything spring offers and get outside with your kiddos to learn. A worksheet or math lesson doesn’t need to be done inside because it is considered “school.” Flexibility is one of the reasons you decided to homeschool, and being able to work outside while it’s warm and sunny is a perfect way to be flexible.