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Creative Spring Activities for Kids That Students Will Love

Happy Spring! 

This is such a wonderful time of year. The sun starts to shine again and flowers start to bloom. It’s definitely worth celebrating in the classroom. If you’re looking for spring activities for elementary students, you’re in the right place. I’m sharing some fun and engaging spring activities you can do with your students to welcome the season! 

spring activities for kids

How do you celebrate spring with kids? 

Whether you want to have a spring party with your students or just sprinkle some spring-themed activities into your lessons, these spring activities for school will get you started. 

  1. Planting: You can teach your students about plants and gardening by having them plant flowers or vegetables in the school garden or small pots in the classroom. This can be a fun and interactive way to teach kids about science and nature. For plant-themed resources, check out my resource here and here!
  2. Nature Walk: Take a nature walk with your students and have them collect different types of flowers, leaves, and other items found in nature. Once back in the classroom, students can use these items to make art projects or create a nature journal.
  3. Spring-themed Art Projects: There are many fun spring-themed art projects that you can do with your students, such as creating paper flowers, making spring-themed collages, or creating birdhouses or nests. Check out this adorable flower glasses craft! 
  4. Reading: Have students read spring-themed books and discuss the different aspects of spring, such as weather changes, new growth, and baby animals.
  5. Science Experiments: You can do science experiments with your students, such as creating a rain gauge or exploring the different parts of a flower. Here is a fun resource to try! 
  6. Spring Poetry: Teach your students about poetry by having them write their own spring-themed poems. I love this fun and creative way to teach them about language and expression. Here’s a fun poetry resource to try! 

These are all wonderful ideas, but my favorite activity is definitely my Spring-Themed Would You Rather resource. 

spring activities for kids

This is a fun and creative way to get your students excited about writing. Would You Rather Prompts are great conversation starters, ice breakers, or writing prompts. 

Use these interactive, editable Google Slides to easily have students show one or two fingers to share their choice. Then, they get to explain why they chose it by writing it out! 

spring activities for kids

What is in this download?

53 Google Slides with a moveable highlighter to share your favorite or the class’s most popular choice.

  • 50 Colorful WOULD YOU RATHER Slides
  • 1 Digital Writing Prompt Paper
  • 2 black and white ink-saving slides for handwriting practice

If you want to do this activity virtually, it’s totally possible and fun! Students can simply share a 1 or a 2 in the chatbox. 

You can delete slides you don’t want to send to students and add your own directions or images to the sides of the slides to personalize. One of my favorite things about this resource is it can be used for any grade level! 

Love this idea? I actually created it for every season too in this Seasonal Would You Rather Bundle. 

spring activities for school

You’ll get the spring resource plus the ones for summer, fall, and winter too! 

What is in this download?

200+ Google Slides with a moveable highlighter to share your favorite or the class’s most popular choice.

This resource is great for virtual or in-person teaching

  • 200+ Colorful Would You Rather Season-Themed Slides (Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer) 4 Resources Bundled
  • 4 Digital Writing Prompt Paper
  • 8 Black and White Ink-Saving Slides for Handwriting Practice. 

Check it out here! 

What are your favorite ways to celebrate spring in the classroom? Let me know in the comments! 
Looking for more spring fun? Check out my post on Easter activities here!

Engaging Ways To Teach Students About Earth Day

On April 22nd, we will celebrate Earth Day! 

As teachers to such young students, it’s our responsibility to instill a sense of responsibility and respect for the environment in our students, and Earth Day is the perfect occasion to reflect on our relationship with the planet we call home. 

earth day activities for kids

If you’re looking for Earth Day activities for kids, you’re in the right place! 

Here are some simple things you can teach your students to do to care for our planet. 

  1. Turn off lights and electronics when leaving a room to save energy.
  2. Use reusable water bottles and lunch containers instead of disposable ones.
  3. Plant a tree, garden, or help maintain a community garden.
  4. Participate in neighborhood cleanups to remove litter from streets and parks.
  5. Use both sides of the paper when drawing or coloring to save paper.
  6. Use public transportation, bike, or walk instead of driving a car when possible.
  7. Compost food waste instead of throwing it away.
  8. Use natural light instead of turning on the lights during the day.
  9. Make crafts from recycled materials such as old newspapers, cardboard boxes, and plastic bottles.
  10. Turn off the tap while brushing your teeth or washing your hands to save water.

These activities are not only good for the planet, but they can also help your elementary students develop a sense of responsibility and care for their environment.

For even more Earth Day activities for kids, I created this virtual field trip to a Recycling Center! 

earth day activities

You’ll be every student’s favorite teacher with this activity! Virtual Field trips are a great way to engage students in learning.  Use these interactive, editable Google Slides to easily have students copy and paste movable parts, learn about Earth Day, recycling, what to bring on a trip and so much more!

earth day activities

What is in this download?

28 Google Slides with Titles, Edit Text Boxes, Directions, and Movable Parts 

  • KWL Chart
  • Packing A Suitcase for the Trip
  • 1 Minute Take OFF Flight Video
  • 7-minute Field Trip Video (Earth Day, Car Ride to different Recycling Centers, Train Ride)
  • Sequencing Events, 2 Writing Prompts, Counting Objects (under 10), Labeling Parts, Recycling Song, and Comprehension Questions
  • One extra slide for you to add anything you would like to the lesson. (videos or an assignment)
  • Home Connection Optional Assignment for students to build something with recycled materials. 
  • Black and white ink-saving Writing Pages and Home Connection Page for in-person teaching.
earth day activities

This resource is great for virtual or in-person teaching!

What are your favorite ways to celebrate Earth Day in your elementary classroom? Let me know in the comments!

How To Have A Fact and Opinion Doctor Day That Students Will Love

As elementary teachers, we all know that teaching our students the basics of reading and writing is a crucial component of their education. However, there’s one particular skill that often gets overlooked: distinguishing between fact and opinion.

fact and opinion activities for kids

In today’s world, where information is readily available at our fingertips, it’s more important than ever for our students to understand the difference between what is true and what is someone’s personal belief. 

By teaching our elementary students how to identify facts and opinions, we’re not only preparing them to become critical thinkers, but we’re also giving them the tools they need to navigate the vast amounts of information they’ll encounter throughout their lives!

If you’re looking for fact and opinion activities or fact and opinion worksheets for your elementary students, you’re in the right place. 

I brainstormed and came up with something that I knew students would love and be totally engaged with- Fact and Opinion Doctor Day! 

fact and opinion activities

This Fact and Opinion Doctors resource was created to make pulling off this theme day a breeze. 

fact and opinion worksheets

Students will be Fact Doctors for the day to weed out the facts from the opinion diagnosis for patients! They’ll get 7 cases with notes from witnesses and a medical case journal to write their facts and opinions. They’ll get the opportunity to sort facts from opinions while they read through their cases. You can share the vocabulary cards and the Opinion Sentence Starters poster prior to the activity to get them ready. 

This activity is so fun, students won’t even know they’re learning! You can even invite your students to dress up as doctors for school to make it extra fun. 

fact and opinion worksheets 3rd grade

Here’s what’s included: 

  • Directions and Suggestions
  • Vocabulary Cards
  • Opinion Sentence Starter Poster
  • Station Labels (up to 7 plus a doctor hat station)
  • 7 Patient Cases with 3 Notes that have witnesses’ facts and opinions. 
  • 1 Example filled out to share with the class.
  • A Medical Case Journal for them to write the facts, opinions, and diagnoses. (2 sizes included)
  • A Rubric
  • Certificates
  • Craft Fact Doctor Hat
  • 3 Signs for Decor
  • Photos of my setup
  • Credits
fact and opinion activities

What do you think? Are you going to have a Fact and Opinion Doctor Day? Let me know in the comments!

For more theme day ideas, check out my post here!

The Best Easter Activities For Elementary That Students Will Love

Easter is just around the corner, and for elementary school teachers, it’s an opportunity to engage students in fun and educational activities that celebrate the season. 

From crafts and decorations to games and learning opportunities, there are countless ways to incorporate Easter into the classroom in a way that’s inclusive, respectful, and age-appropriate. 

Whether you’re looking for ideas for a classroom party or simply want to infuse a little Easter spirit into your everyday lessons, these Easter activities for school will be just what you need to celebrate this exciting time of the year! 

What are fun Easter activities? 

There are many Easter activities for kids that you can pull out this time of here. Here are some ideas to get you started! 

  1. Bunny ears craft: Have students make their own bunny ears out of construction paper or felt, and then wear them during an Easter-themed party or activity. Check out my resource with everything you need here! 
  2. Paper flowers: Teach students how to make paper flowers, such as daffodils or tulips, to celebrate the arrival of spring.
  3. Easter baskets: Have students decorate their own Easter baskets using construction paper, stickers, or other materials, and then use them to collect eggs during an Easter egg hunt.
  4. Easter egg decorating contest: While you may not want to bring in actual hard-boiled eggs to the classroom, paper eggs work just as well for decorating eggs with your students! Give each student a paper egg to decorate and then at the end, you can all vote as a class on your favorite eggs. 

How do I decorate my classroom for Easter?

When it comes to decorating your classroom for Easter, you can usually find some great, affordable options at Dollar Tree. You can also use your students’ Easter and Spring Crafts and display them around the classroom. 

Online Easter Activities for Kids 

If you’re looking for activities that don’t require quite so much prep or cleanup, then online activities are the way to go! I love that students get to get creative and have some fun without the need for several supplies. If you’re looking for the perfect digital Easter resource, I have you covered. 

This How To Catch The Easter Bunny Writing Activity is a great way for students to get creative and get plenty of writing practice in a fun and engaging way. 

Easter activities for kids

These interactive, editable Google Slides make it easy for students to copy and paste movable parts to design their own Easter Bunny trap. Then, they will write a narrative, persuasive, or opinion paper about how they plan to catch the bunny.

Easter activities

What is in this download?

40 Google Slides with Titles, Edit Text Boxes, Directions, Movable Parts, and a Video Tutorial to help you and your students. 

  • 12 background slides for students to choose from to begin designing.
  • 4 slides with movable parts for students to use to design their own bunny trap. (You can edit some images, and remove or add images.)
  • 6 slides for students to brainstorm, organize thoughts, and write a story about their trap.
  • Black and white slides for students to digitally or handwrite stories. (narrative, persuasive, or opinion writing include)
  • A Google Form to have a Favorite Trap Design Contest

Make it even more fun by adding all the student’s work to a new slide show with the music provided while in present mode to have a bunny trap design contest if you want to! 

You can print and display them in your room or make a slideshow with the student’s finished products to view virtually. I even provided music, audio, and a tutorial to help you get started! 

Want to do it with paper or send it home for students to do with their families? No problem! This resource is printable too! 

What do you think of these fun Easter activities for elementary? Are you using any of them this year? Let me know in the comments!