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10 Fun Spring Activities for Kids

Preschool children playing in garden in the spring

Spring has sprung and so have ideas of things for you and your infant, toddler, or preschooler to do together. We have compiled a list of our favorite indoor and outdoor spring activities to help you and your children connect with one another and enjoy time together.

10 Kid-Friendly Spring Activities

Here are a few of our favorite spring activities you can enjoy with your children!

1. Spring Scavenger Hunt

Head outdoors with New Horizon Academy’s Spring Scavenger Hunt and a pencil or crayon, and look for signs of spring. You and your little one will enjoy the great outdoors all while having fun!

2. Jump Into Spring Challenge

Jumping brings countless health benefits while also enhancing balance and coordination. Not to mention, it helps toddlers and preschoolers get the wiggles out!

The team at New Horizon Academy created a fun month-long jumping challenge to kick-off the start of spring. Simply print off our Jump Into Spring Challenge Calendar and begin jumping!

New Horizon Academy's Jump Into Spring activity calendar

3. Spring Flower Activity

Our Spring Flower Activity is a fantastic way to keep your little ones busy. Your child will develop fine motor skills and enhance their hand-eye coordination as they work on this activity.

School-age boy making a spring flower craft as he practices his fine-motor skills


4. Springtime Worksheets

From practicing sight words to enjoying a classic game of tic tac toe, your child will have fun with these 4 Hands-On Spring Activities that build both fine-motor and language skills.

Handwriting practice sheet with spring sight words

5. Easy Homemade Bird Feeder

As birds begin migrating back in the springtime, this is a great time to bird-watch and make observations. Use New Horizon Academy’s Bird Watching Journal to sketch pictures of the birds as you observe their size, color, and shape. If you need a good way to attract birds so you can observe them up close, simply gather a few household items and create a Homemade Bird Feeder!

The great outdoors bird watching journal

6. Color Changing Flowers

This Color Changing Flowers springtime science experiment is one children of all ages can do at home. You and your budding scientist will enjoy this hands-on science experiment using flowers, water, and food coloring.

7. Upcycled Flower Planter

Make your very own Upcycled Flower Planter using accessible and earth-friendly materials. This toddler and preschool-friendly activity is the perfect spring craft to enjoy for Earth Day!

Upcycled Flower Planter instructions

8. Garden Sensory Bin

Join us in building a cute Garden Sensory Bin that is excellent for toddlers and preschoolers – and easy to assemble!

9. Bean Sprout STEAM Experiment

If creating a backyard garden seems overwhelming, start small and build a container garden. Try our Bean Sprout STEAM Experiment for an easy-to-implement gardening activity that requires only a few household items. Whether your child is an infant, toddler, preschooler, or school-ager, there is fun to be had as you garden together. Grab your gardening tools and dig into the dirt!

Bean Sprout STEAM Experiment instructions

10. Read Springtime Books

As the weather begins to warm up, many of us are itching to get outside and enjoy spring. It is also the perfect time of year to begin reading outside with your child! We asked the infant, toddler, and preschool teachers at New Horizon Academy to share their favorite books to read on a spring day. Use our 5 Favorite Spring Books for Children blog for a list of fun children’s books about spring.

mother reading to preschool child outside in the spring


We hope you and your little enjoy these fun springtime activities! Visit our Family Resource Library for interactive children’s recipes, activities, parenting tips, book recommendations, and more.

New Horizon Academy is a nationally recognized early learning provider with over 90 schools in Minnesota, Colorado, Iowa, Idaho, and Kansas. Through play-based curriculum and high-quality daycare, New Horizon Academy schools nurture and prepare children to succeed in school and in life.

Schedule a tour to learn more about our highly trained teachers, safe and secure facilities, and commitment to providing the highest quality care. Contact a New Horizon Academy childcare center near you today!

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