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I recently wrote a list of 18 spring and Easter ideas for young kids that we plan to try this spring and now I want to share with you another list of ideas, this time focused on the Montessori approach. I discovered a lot of nice inspiration for using plastic Easter eggs in learning activities and also some lovely activities that use flowers, so I gathered 10 Montessori spring activities for young kids that I hope you’ll enjoy! We plan to try all of them because they seem perfect for combining fun and learning and I’m sure that you’ll also find here some inspiration for activities to do with your kids!
Activities using plastic eggs
1. Magnetic science with plastic eggs – This activity from Modern preschool is my favorite one and I can’t wait to try it with Bogdan! It’s a really fun way to teach kids about magnetism through play and it’s easy to prepare.
2. Easter transfer activity – If you want an easy-to-set activity for your toddler, this idea from Pre-K pages is really great! It allows the child to develop fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination.
3. Easter fine motor color matching activity – This activity from Little bins for little hands is perfect for toddlers because they get to practice their fine motor skills and they also learn about the colors.
4. Egg towers! Fine motor balancing game – This is such a fun activity and it allows kids to practice fine motor skills while they try to stack the eggs on the straws.
5. Plastic eggs color sorting – This is another color sorting activity, but this one is more suitable for preschoolers. You can find all the details in the article from Powerful Mothering, where you can also download the printable file for this activity.
Other activities that are perfect for spring
6. Peas and carrots alphabet sensory bin – I’ve always been a big fan of sensory bins, so I was glad to discover this nice activity from The letters of literacy. It’s a great way to combine sensory play with learning the alphabet and you can find in the article some really nice ideas on how to use the bin with your child. You can also download the printable carrot-letters from their site.
7. Bug fossils | A play dough invitation – If your kids like exploring bugs (like mine does!), I’m sure that they will enjoy this activity from Plain vanilla mom! I plan to buy some plastic insects soon and to try this with Bogdan, it seems really fun!
8. Easter egg suncatcher craft with flower petals – This is a wonderful idea from Artful Parent and it’s a great activity to do after a walk in nature.
9. Sorting parts of a flower – This is another activity that is perfect after a walk in nature because it only requires some cups and flowers.
10. Super simple nature prints – If you want to use flowers and leaves in one additional activity, here is a nice idea from No time for flashcards.
Bonus: Download our spring activity pack
In addition to all these wonderful ideas from other mom bloggers, I created my own spring and Easter activity pack and I’m really glad to share it with you!
This file contains:
1 – Spring scavenger hunt (take a nature walk with your child and check off the items you find on your walk)
2 – Hungry bunnies (a counting practice exercise)
3 – Count the ladybugs
4 – Match the eggs
5 – I spy colored eggs
6 – Number puzzle (cut each picture into the 8 parts and invite the child to build the puzzle and discover the image)
7 – Easter bingo (for 3 players).
To download the printable you just need to click the below link.
I hope that your kids will enjoy these activities!