Spring Crafts for Preschoolers – Quality Start

Spring Crafts for Preschoolers

Spring is a colorful season, perfect for making spring crafts with preschool-age children in the classroom or at home!

Three spring craft ideas for preschoolers

  1. As far as craft inspiration goes, Happy Hooligans is one of the best. We love the brightness of their tissue paper rainbows, perfect for brightening up the walls or windows of your house. To begin, you will need:
  • Paper plates
  • Markers and tissue paper, cut in 1-inch squares, in rainbow colors
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick or bottle

Start with the markers and have your little one draw a circle of each color starting with red on the outer edge of the paper plate and ending with a purple circle in the center of the plate. Cut the plate directly in half so that you are left with two rainbows. Now it’s time for a matching game! Have your child match the color of the tissue paper square to the color of the line they just drew. Then glue in place. If the glue bottles are too tough for little hands to squeeze, place a small amount of glue in a cup or separate plate. They can dip a paint brush in the glue, paint a spot on the plate, and place the tissue square on top. As always, this should be a time of artistic expression, if the colors are out of order that is okay!

  1. Another spring-perfect activity is growing seedlings in an egg carton! Look to smaller seeds like cucumber, herbs like parsley or dill, or even flowers like marigolds. Click here for step by step guidance on how to plant and transfer your seedlings.
  2. Or, why not try a springtime terrarium using four staple items: glass jar, tissue paper, twigs and a hot glue gun?

Spring flowers for preschoolers

Flower Season is here, find a golden poppy! Here are 5 Fast Golden Poppy facts:

  • The Golden Poppy became the official flower of California in 1903
  • The flower is celebrated in two different months- April 6th is Poppy Day and May 13-18 is Poppy Week
  • Poppies bloom in shades of gold, various reds, and even white
  • Poppy flowers grow in open fields and can grow in grassy or sandy conditions
  • Peak bloom season is the end of March through mid-April

About 70 miles northwest of Victorville, just outside San Bernardino County, lies the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve. At this time of year, the Mojave Desert Grassland habitat comes alive with vibrant wildflowers. Take a weekend trek to see the colors, explore miles of trails, search for wildlife, and find the poppies. Visit their official site for pertinent information, like parking and park rules. If you wish to stay home but are still interested in seeing the reserve, turn on the Poppy Reserve Live!

Spring Songs for Preschoolers

And finally, why not kick off a new season with a brand new song? Listen, dance, and sing along with Spring is Here!


Spring tasks for adults

One last thing, don’t forget that annual springtime responsibility of taxes! They are due April 18th. Before filing, read up on the California Earned Income Tax Credit. This credit can give eligible families significant dollars back.

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