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Creative Ideas for Spring Crafts and Games for Preschool

written by: Heather Marie Kosur • edited by: Jacqueline Chinappi • updated: 11/29/2014

Spring is the season of life because flowers bloom and baby animals are born during this time. Preschoolers will love celebrating the season of spring with these fun and easy spring preschool crafts and games.

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    Paper Plate Flower Head Wreath

    Your preschool students will enjoy learning about spring while playing fun games and creating colorful crafts. As you take part in these projects, talk about the changes this season brings.

    Making flower head wreaths is a fun spring craft that teaches preschoolers about the flowers that will soon bloom.

    Paper Plate Flower Head Wreath Pattern Materials Needed:

    • Green paper plates
    • Colored tissue paper
    • Scissors
    • Glue

    Preparation:

    Cut four slits through the center of each paper plate about an inch from the edge. (See image for cutting pattern.) Fold the resulting triangles up. Cut the tissue paper into small squares about two inches in height and width.

    Instructions:

    Pass out a precut paper plate to each preschooler. Crinkle and glue tissue paper squares onto the points of the triangles to create flowers. Allow the glue to dry thoroughly before placing the hat on the head.

    Optional:

    Cut flower shapes out of construction paper instead of using crinkled tissue paper.

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    Paper Bowl Bumblebee

    Making paper bowl bumble bees is a creative craft that opens the door to teaching preschoolers that bees are important insects that pollinate plants, produce honey and emerge in the spring.

    Paper Bowl Bumble Bee Materials Needed:

    • Yellow paper bowls
    • Black paint
    • Black construction paper
    • Wax paper
    • Scissors
    • Double-sided tape
    • Paint brushes

    Preparation:

    Cut the wax paper into ovals and the black paper into triangles.

    Instructions:

    Give a paper bowl, two wax paper ovals and a black triangle to each preschooler. Use the black paint to paint bumblebee stripes and a face on the yellow bowl. Allow the paint to dry thoroughly. Attach the wax paper ovals with the tape to the tops of the bowls to form wings and the paper triangle to the back undersides of the bowls to form a stinger. Use the finished bumble bees as props while singing a variation on the song "I'm Bringing Home a Baby Bumble Bee."

    Lyrics:

    I'm bringing home a baby bumble bee

    Won't my mommy be so proud of me

    I'm bringing home a baby bumble bee

    To pollinate all the flowers for me

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    Spring Treasure Hunt

    Having a treasure hunt for spring things is a fun game that allows preschoolers to explore nature during the springtime.

    Materials Needed:

    • Plastic bags

    Instructions:

    Take the children outside and give everyone a plastic bag. Ask the preschoolers to find something in nature that appears in the spring such as a dandelion or a blade of green grass. Have the children put their items in their plastic bags. Wait until every child has found one item before assigning another. Instruct everyone to stay within a designated boundary. Carefully supervise to prevent young children from wandering off.

    Optional:

    Use the collected items to create a nature collage.