12 Super Fun and Engaging Spring Activities for Preschool Kids

Spring time is a great time to get outside and enjoy the beautiful weather with your kids. These 12 super fun and engaging spring activities for preschool kids will help you teach your kids about spring while they're busy having fun!

Spring has arrived! That means more time outdoors enjoying the warmer weather on sunny days, and more time trying to keep your preschoolers occupied indoors when spring storms hit. Fortunately, there are plenty of spring activities for preschool kids that are fun and totally engaging!

Even better, there are tons of spring activities for preschoolers that require little to no planning and minimal supplies. In fact, many of the supplies you can find in your pantry or outdoors in nature.

Plus, most spring activities can be completed outdoors so you can embrace the beauty of the season (and keep your home clean).

12 Super Fun and Engaging Spring Activities for Preschool Kids

As a parent, my goal is not simply to keep my kids occupied; I also want to stimulate their little brains.

By choosing the right spring activities for preschool kids, your little one can learn about this special season by investigating how flowers bloom and storms brew.

When it comes to preschoolers, they learn best when they are playing. Therefore, the following activities are designed to combine fun and learning.

1. DIY Butterfly Feeder

DIY butterfly feeder
Source: Reading Confetti

What preschooler doesn’t marvel at butterflies?

If you are fortunate to live somewhere that butterflies venture, then your kid will love making a butterfly feeder. Butterfly feeders are made to entice butterflies making it easier for kids to see them up close.

I love this simple, DIY butterfly feeder from Reading Confetti. Using just a plastic planter, string, beads, and fruit, you can draw butterflies to the feeder.

Once you have gathered the supplies, kids can string the beads and parents can tie the string through the plastic planter. Once it is ready to be hung, place some chopped fruit in it. Then, watch and wait!

2. Rock Painting

rocking painting
Source: Fun-A-Day

Another simple and easy way to keep your kids engaged for lengthy amounts of time is to let them paint rocks.

Yes – for some reason, kids absolutely love painting rocks and making pet rocks! But, what they love even more is hiding them for others to find. The painted rock craze involves decorating rocks and then leaving them for others to find in popular locations, such as parks.

All you need are some rocks, paints, and googly eyes to make some pet rocks. Check out these cute examples from Fun-A-Day.

3. Sidewalk Chalk Games

sidewalk chalk games
Source: The Pinterested Parent

What spring activity is the gift that keeps on giving? Sidewalk chalk. Kids go crazy for sidewalk chalk! (And personally, this is one of my favorite spring activities for preschool kids.)

In addition to letting them decorate the driveway and sidewalk, you can also get creative and use sidewalk chalk to play some games with your preschooler.

An activity as simple as “Follow the Line” will both engage your preschooler and help her develop her coordination.

4. Finger Paint Counting

finger paint finger print counting
Source: Fun Handprint Art Blog

Another fun activity for preschoolers is finger painting. And, it is really easy to combine their love of finger painting with learning.

We love these finger painting counting activities and printables that are spring-themed.

Your preschoolers will have a blast making shorter and longer caterpillars while also practicing their counting skills.

5. Windsock Crafts

windsock craft activity for kids
Source: 123 Homeschool 4 Me

Celebrate the windy days and warm weather by making windsocks to hang outdoors.

All you need is card stock, pipe cleaners, crepe paper, and markers.

Have your preschooler decorate the card stock and then pull the card stock together to form the cylinder. Punch two holes on either side and use the pipe cleaner to make the windsock hang. Finally, attach crepe paper to create the flowing ends of the windsock.

6. Sorting Flowers Parts

sorting flower parts - science for kids
Source: Munchkins and Moms

Take your preschooler outside to pick some flowers. Then, let him destroy them.

Seriously – this sounds strange, but there is something so fun about breaking flowers apart to little kids.

Teach your preschooler about the various parts and have him sort the flower parts into piles (stems, leaves, and petals).

7. Bird Feeders with Seeds

bird feeder with seeds
Source: Life Over C’s

You will have a blast making a bird feeder with your preschooler and watching the birds enjoy it.

All you need is craft sticks, glue, peanut butter, bird seed, and string.

Build a triangle using craft sticks and glue. Then, cover them with peanut butter and go crazy covering with seeds. Finally, hang it outside and watch the birds flock to it.

8. Color Changing Flower Science Experiment

coloring changing flower science experiment for preschool kids
Source: Fun Learning for Kids

A great way to teach preschoolers about plants and how they drink water is to do an easy coloring changing flower science experiment.

All you need are white carnations, food coloring, and water.

Put a white carnation in a cup of water with food coloring and observe how the petal colors change over time. Fun Learning for Kids even provides printable sheets for recording results.

9. DIY Rain Clouds Science Experiment

DIY Rain Cloud in a Cup Science Experiment for Kids
Source: Toby and Roo

Embrace spring storms and indoor messes with this unique DIY rain clouds science experiment.

Toby and Roo have put together a great guide to this fun, sensory science experiment.

You will need shaving cream, food coloring, water, bowls/cups, and a syringe or dropper.

Fill the cups with water and top with shaving cream. Finally, your preschooler will love using the syringe to add various food colors to the cups. As the colors seep through the shaving cream, you will have your own rain cloud in a cup.

10. Nature Paintbrushes

nature paintbrushes
Source: Messy Little Monster

On a beautiful spring day, take your preschooler outside on a nature scavenger hunt.

In particular, look for sticks. Then, let your preschooler use her imagination and find any other bits of nature that strike her fancy.

Using rubber bands attach her special finds to the sticks and you have a nature paintbrush.

Let your little one try all the different brushes to see which one works best and to discover the different patterns each creates.

Even if your nature paintbrushes do not turn out quite as beautiful as Messy Little Monster’s, they will be just as fun for your little one.

11. Rainbow in a Bag

rainbow in bag - spring activity for preschool kids
Source: Powerful Mothering

Have fun waiting for the rainbows after the storms by making your own rainbow in a bag!

Using a Ziploc bag, card stock, tape, you combine the rainbow making ingredients (flour, food coloring, water, and salt).

According to Powerful Mothering’s instructions, you just need to place card stock inside the Ziploc bag, and then line your color scoops inside. Seal the bag, tape it to a hard surface, and watch your preschooler paint their rainbow in the bag, mess-free!

12. Flower Garden with Play Dough

flower garden play dough activity
Source: Fantastic Fun and Learning

Have some creative fun with play dough by introducing spring-themed elements.

I love Fantastic Fun and Learning’s idea of combining play dough with other craft items like pipe cleaners, buttons, jewels, and other flower cookie cutters to make a unique flower garden with play dough.

Let’s Go Play!

So, what are you waiting for? Go try out some of these spring activities for preschool kids with your favorite little one!

Leave a comment and let us know which of these spring activities for preschool kids you’ll be trying out this week!

Spring time is a great time to get outside and enjoy the beautiful weather with your kids. These 12 super fun and engaging spring activities for preschool kids will help you teach your kids about spring while they're busy having fun!Spring time is a great time to get outside and enjoy the beautiful weather with your kids. These 12 super fun and engaging spring activities for preschool kids will help you teach your kids about spring while they're busy having fun!
Spring time is a great time to get outside and enjoy the beautiful weather with your kids. These 12 super fun and engaging spring activities for preschool kids will help you teach your kids about spring while they're busy having fun!

About Eric and Tiffany Matthews

We're Eric and Tiffany, the parents behind Cynical Parent. We're just normal parents who are navigating parenthood with both eyes wide open (probably because there's a kid yelling nearby). And of course, we're pretty cynical. Don't believe everything you read or hear, whether it's on the internet, or from a close family or friend (or even from us!). Every child is different, and what works for one may not work for another. Sometimes you just need to try and see for yourself. :)

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