It may not seem like it now, but spring is just around the corner! And whether you are a parent or an educator, there are fun little projects you should ponder doing with your children to get them excited about the upcoming season.
Plant a Garden
When I taught 4th grade, I asked the administration if they would mind if my class planted a small garden behind the school. It took some doing, but they agreed. I even received some help from a parent who came and plowed up a small section of land, so we had to plant the seeds and label the rows.
Students that had never been interested in gardening before learned to appreciate it. I allowed them to choose their seeds to plant, and before the year was out, we had a few things growing out there.
Read a Book Where the Spring Season Is Prevalent
There are plenty of fictional books where the spring season is involved in the story. Plus, you can find these books for practically every grade level.
The Secret Garden, Anne of Green Gables, Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn, and thousands of other books are written, with spring being a central plot point in the story.
Spring Art Project
A few poster boards and a makeshift easel can transform almost any child into an artist. Whether they would like to draw a picture of things seen in the spring season or take the leap of faith and try their hand at painting, there are plenty of spring art projects that will have the kids excited about the season.
Create an Easter Basket
Once spring comes around, Easter is not far behind. Have a little Easter egg hunt outside and get the kids some exercise simultaneously. Decorating an Easter basket and dyeing some eggs would be fun to do for kids of all ages.
Take a Hike
Speaking of exercise, do some research and find a perfect hiking path that will allow your children to witness spring and all it brings with it firsthand. You could even make it into a bit of a picnic experience and turn it into a memorable lunch halfway through the trek.
Help Take Care of the Animals
Spring is when several animals reappear as the weather gets warmer. Sometimes they don’t have the food immediately at hand as the temperature rises slowly. Your children can remedy this problem.
- Build and hang a few bird feeders
- Feed the ducks
- Place nuts out for squirrels
- Do a bit of research and find out what the animals eat in your area
Furthermore, animal shelters are always in need of assistance. It takes a lot of work to walk, feed, and bathe the animals daily. A couple of hours a week will enable these animals to have a better life. And who knows? You may be able to find homes for some of these animals. Spring is all about rebirth, and providing the animals a chance at a new life is something that should not be taken lightly.
Plenty of Other Spring Projects to Tackle
Here at iAchieve, we have many other possible spring projects for the children.
- Learn to play an instrument! We have professional music instructors who can teach kids to play almost any instrument.
- Strengthen classroom skills and invest in a tutor to improve a child’s knowledge of any subject or topic.
- Do a bit of SAT and ACT studying for older students and earn a better score on your next standardized exam.
Don’t let the spring season come and go without celebrating it in some fashion. Plus, making it a learning moment for children is something that you can build upon for every new spring season!