I can’t wait to explore how to plant sunflowers with kids next spring when my grandson is old enough to help me dig in the dirt. Focus on science with the planting part, and switch to math to track your sunflower’s growth.
I’ve set up a Seed Jar several times when my kids were preschoolers. They loved watching the seed begin to sprout through the clear jar. It’s a great way to introduce little ones to the life cycle of a plant.
I’ve never met a kid who wasn’t intrigued by the life cycle of a butterfly. The idea of a caterpillar turning into a butterfly is so exciting. Demonstrate that transformation with this Butterfly STEM Challenge.
Which spring STEM challenge will you and your kids try first?
PRESCHOOL BOOKS ABOUT SPRING
Fill your book basket with a great collection of books about spring. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.
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A Little Book About Spring– Spring is a time of budding trees, chirping birds, and croaking frogs. Discover these and more wonders of spring in this delightful board book inspired by the works of legendary children’s book author-illustrator Leo Lionni.
And Then It’s Spring– Following a snow-filled winter, a young boy and his dog decide that they’ve had enough of all that brown and resolve to plant a garden. They dig, they plant, they play, they wait . . . and wait . . . until at last, the brown becomes a more hopeful shade of brown, a sign that spring may finally be on its way.
Everything Spring– Young children can see, hear, and feel the warmth of springtime by reading and learning all about chicks, bunnies, and the other baby animals that come out to play in springtime.
Little ones will love making this sweet little wooden bunny fluffy by using the bamboo tongs to place the wool balls into the divots! This activity will help develop rote counting, one to one correspondence, build subitizing skills, encourage addition and subtraction practice!
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