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Spring Learning Centers
This month, set up some fun learning centers with these creative ideas for spring!
  • Read & Learn Comprehension Center
    Encourage children to sharpen their comprehension skills with these engaging, spring-themed reading passages! Print out several copies of the Comprehension Cards and place them in a file folder. Have students read the passages silently or with a partner and answer the questions.
  • Kite Scenes Geometry Center
    Place light blue construction paper and pattern blocks in a center. (If you don’t have pattern blocks, simply download this pattern blocks template and reproduce it for students to use.) On separate index cards, write the name of each pattern block shape, such as triangle, square, trapezoid, parallelogram, rhombus and hexagon. (Be sure to review the name of each shape before having students work independently!)
  • Invite students to choose two or three cards, find the corresponding pattern blocks, and trace the blocks onto a 9" x 12" sheet of blue construction paper. If using the template, have students cut out the shapes and glue them onto the paper. Encourage them to use colored pencils or crayons to add details to the picture so that the shapes look like kites flying in the sky. They can draw the kites’ tails and strings, grass, flowers, clouds and more.
  • After students have completed their pictures, have them describe the shapes they used in their pictures. Or, for older students, provide copies of the Pattern Block Kites reproducible and have them fill it out to describe their picture. Display the pictures with the students’ descriptions on a spring bulletin board titled “Pattern Block Kites.”
  • Nature Detectives Science Center
    Take your students on a nature walk around the school grounds, and help them collect plant samples to bring back to the classroom for observation. (Or you can have them bring plants from home.) Provide each student with a magnifier and a Plants & Flowers Observation Sheet. Encourage them to examine their specimens and record their observations. After students are finished, invite them to tape their specimens to the top portion of a sheet of construction paper and attach the observation sheet to the bottom portion. Collect the pages, bind them together in a class book and place them in a science center for students to enjoy!
  • For younger students, collect several specimens from plants common in your area, such as a fern, flower, branch and magnolia leaf. Attach each specimen to an index card and label it for added literacy exposure. Then place the cards at a center with magnifiers. Have students choose a specimen, observe it with the magnifier and draw it on a piece of paper. For additional writing practice, challenge students to label the picture by copying the name of the specimen.
  • Little Ladybugs Counting Center
    Reproduce the ladybugs template onto red construction paper. Cut out the number tiles and ladybug counters, and place them at a center. (You can also laminate the pieces to make them more durable.) For young students, have them choose a number tile and count out the corresponding number of ladybugs. For older students, create additional tiles with math symbols such as an addition sign, a subtraction sign and an equal sign. Then prompt students to create math problems and use the ladybugs to find the answers!
  • Write About It! Spring Language Center
    Reproduce these Spring-Themed Writing Prompts and place them at a center with pencils and crayons. Invite students to let their creativity flow as they write and illustrate their own stories!
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Math Monsters
My Fish Counting Book
Practice Makes Perfect
Manipulating Money
Race and Solve
Mapping Mania
Famous Person Profile
Papier-Mâché Globe
Time Capsule
Time Line of My Life
Make a School Map
Stringing Together
Reading Rainbows
“Let’s Talk About Spring”
Mystery Can

“If We Ran the Zoo” Animal Train Bulletin Board
Lucky Day Sight-Word Game
Science Seasonal Just for fun
Butterflies in the Sky Mural
Ladybug Rocks
Spring Sprouts
Flowers Drink Up Spring
Color-Mixing Leaves
Fall Handprint Trees
Whooo Am I? Owl Craft
Counting Corn
Autumn Owls Leaf Collage
Fall Leaf Wreath
Diving Dolphins
Personalized Key Chains
Summertime Flower Leis
Butterfly Snack Bags
Flowerpot Picture Frame
Fun with Bubbles
Classroom fun Special days Multicultural
Wise Owl Snack Bags
Sandpaper Shapes Sand Castle
Who Am I? Photo Puzzle
“All About Me” Tree
A Healthy Picnic
Spring Learning Centers
Flower Bookmark
October Holidays
Spooky Spiders
Paper Bag Scarecrows
Jack-O’-Lantern Jars
Halloween Countdown Calendar
Giant Pumpkin

November Holidays
Veterans Day Flag
Pattern Block Turkeys
Turkey Table Toppers
Being Thankful Sunflower
Native American Rattles
Colorful Napkin Rings
Pilgrim Hats
Turkey Place Card Holders
Colorful Cornucopia
Turkey Handprint Apron
Turkey Plate
Fall Table Settings
Turkey Memory Match-Ups
Remember the Day in Photos
Pin the Tail on the Turkey
Thanksgiving Table Art
Turkey Trot Relay Game
“A Festive Feast” Brain Teaser Game
Terrific Turkey Centerpiece

December Holidays
Peppermint Candy Handprint Plates
Holiday Treats Gift Bag
Holiday Scrapbook
Decorative Gift Tags
Gingerbread Man Notepads
Holiday Card
Holiday Card Stand
Holiday Candle Holder
Holiday Snack Sticks
Hanging Holiday Symbols
Celebration Candle
Candy Cane Ornament

January Holidays
New Year’s Hat
New Year’s Rocket
Party Masks
“I Have a Dream” Quilt
Sharing the Dream of Dr. King

February Holidays
Chinese New Year Parade
Chinese New Year Drums
Handprint Heart Frame Photos
Valentine’s Day Door Wreath
Valentine Mobile
Valentine’s Day Card
Valentine Tic-Tac-Toe
Love Bug
Valentine Mailbox
Cup of Cocoa Valentine’s
Day Card

Valentine Necklace
Valentine Caterpillar
Valentine Learning Centers
Giant Valentine
Patriotic Pencil Holders
Presidents’ Day Masks
Presidents’ Day Puppet & Poem

March Holidays
Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!
“Red Fish, Blue Fish” Fishbowl
Leprechaun Hat Pencil Holder
Saint Patrick’s Day Pop-Up Card
Shimmering Shamrocks
Shamrock Door Hanger
Rainbow “Pot of Gold”
Leprechaun Hunt

Earth Day
Caterpillar Garden Critters
Reusable Earth Day Bags
Recycled Robots

Mother’s Day/Father’s Day
3-D Mother’s Day Card
Mother’s Day Tea
Mother’s Day Bouquet
Mother’s Day Teacup Cards
Mother’s Day Card
Bear Hug Mother’s Day Card
Mother’s Day Puzzle Photo Frame
May Day Basket
Father’s Day Trophy
Father’s Day Frames
Father’s Day CD Photo Coaster
Shirt & Tie Father’s Day Card
Father’s Day Card

Patriotic Holidays
Patriotic Noisemakers
Foam Star Paper Chains
A Flag Day Parade
Star-Studded Napkin Rings
Independence Day Drum
Fourth of July Firecrackers
Uncle Sam Hat
Star-Spangled Shaker
Stars & Stripes Place Mat

September Holidays
Grandparents Day Card
Pen Pal Project
Papier-Mâché Basket
Papier-Mâché Globe
Family Flag
People Shapes™ Quilt
History & Heritage Interview
Festive Fan
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