Mrs. Wheeler’s First Grade Tidbits: Spring & Easter Ideas

It’s spring! We’ve had beautiful weather and a lot of rain here in Ohio so far this spring. We usually end up skipping spring and going from snow & negative wind chills to 90 degrees. This spring has been great! Today I am sharing a few of my favorite activities for Easter & spring, in hopes that you can find a few things to implement in your classroom. I realize that Easter is over, but I didn’t have time to get my post up before our spring break trip to Florida. If you see Easter ideas you like, pin them for the future!

This Spring Duck craft & Writing project was so simple! This project has been in my file box for 17 years (aka my entire career lol) and I have only done it a handful of times. Due to our hybrid schedule this year, I have to be very selective on art projects, because time. My kids completed this project in approximately 10 minutes. Hahaha! I love how each of their umbrellas were different colors. I used some extra scrapbook paper I had laying around. You could use any paper, or use white and have the kids decorate their umbrellas. Grab this simple and adorable project by clicking the cover of the pack below!

This next photo is of my most recent Kindergarten Crate box. I am posting it because it because I thought the April theme was so much fun! KG is a monthly subscription box for teachers/homeschool teachers/parents. It comes with a picture book, Literacy & Math activities, and a teacher gift. I absolutely love getting this box each month! KG is available for grades pre-k, k, and 1st. You can click here to check out The Kindergaten Crate and use code “Wheeler” at checkout to save some money. *I make a small profit of anyone who decides to subscribe, however all thoughts about the KG are my own.

My kids are still participating in literacy centers this year. They look a bit different, with the kids investigating them independently, but centers are still! Below is my Spring Parts of Speech Matching activity. The pack includes matching cards for nouns, verbs, and adjectives, as well as recording sheets for each. Click the cover of the pack below to check this out.

On the first day of spring, I always have my kids color/cut/assemble this Spring Mini Book. We search for sight words together and read the book together. Grab the mini-book by clicking the cover of the pack below. *Spring Mini Book available for individual purchase or part of my Mini Book Bundle.

We made these fun What’s Hatching craft by A Cupcake for the Teacher. I had my kids add googly eyes, tissue paper, and feathers for some extra flair!

Easter Bunny Directed Drawings from “First Grade Blue Skies” are always fun. I didn’t have time for them this year, but they are definitely something I enjoy doing with my kids.

I Have, Who Has is a face-paced game that builds listening skills and vocabulary. This is my Easter edition. Grab it by clicking the cover of the pack below. *This game is part of my I Have, Who Has bundle, but it is also available for individual purchase.

Here’s a cute and simple bunny art project! My student teacher did this with my kids last year. She found a template of a bunny and taped them down to white paper. Kids used paint and cotton balls to paint around the bunny. Once the paint dried, they removed the template and a cute outline appeared! We added cotton balls for tails and some polka dots for a background.

Break an Egg is a great vocabulary activity! Place the words into eggs and hide them around the room. Kids have to find the eggs and write the spring/Easter words on their recording sheets. Click the cover of the pack below to snag this high-interest activity!

Sight Word Bingo is so much more fun when playing with festive erasers! Click the cover of the pack below to grab this game.

The Easter Egg by Jan Brett is one of my favorite Easter books to read aloud. After reading, my kids create and decorate their own eggs. In years past, we have had a contest to vote on the best egg! So fun! Click HERE to grab a copy of the book. *affiliate link*

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