Spring is a wonderful time for learning! There are SO many options to consider. The beauty of a rainbow after a storm, the life cycle of a frog, and Easter filled activities are just the beginning! These April Preschool Themes will get your students excited about learning.
And not to worry. You’ll be relieved to hear that you don’t have to do it alone. We have created, just for busy teachers and moms, an easy, engaging and low prep packet for hands-on learning with our April Fine Motor Pack! Theses 60+ interactive and thematic educational sheets are perfect for classrooms and homeschools everywhere.
You can expect a ton of activities including Geoboards, Playdough Mats, Tracing, Mazes, Cuisenaire Rods, Pom Pictures, Cut and Paste, Science Sequencing, Dot & Poke Pictures & More. Download your printable preschool packet instantly by clicking here!
Now, let’s get started on our monthly themes for April. Our themes for the warmer month are Earth Day, Rainbows, Weather, Life Cycles, and Easter! We’re going to share with you several resources for each theme to help you quickly plan your lessons with ease and free of frustration.
Earth Day Preschool Printables & Activities
Did you know that Earth Day is April 22nd?!! There’s no time to waste (pun intended) on pulling resources together for your classroom! You’ll LOVE these FREE printables that includes printable charts, games, minibooks, activities, crafts and so much more. Grab all of these ideas on taking care of our earth by clicking here or the image above.
Earth Day is also a wonderful opportunity to teach your children about the days of Creation! Your preschool students will LOVE all the Creation games and activities available free here.
In addition, try this list of books below to pair up with those fun-filled, print worthy Earth Day activities:
- The Adventures of the Plastic Bottle
- Earth Day: An Alphabet Book
- Compost Stew: An A to Z Recipe for the Earth
- The EARTH Book
Weather Preschool Science Activities
How’s the weather today? Wondering whether the rain will stop?!! Printables are a perfect solution if you’re looking for indoor ideas.
Regardless of whether it’s rainy or sunny, use these awesome activities for weather to keep your kids or students engaged in learning. You’ll find our weather printables interactive and fun, from coloring pages to charting the weather! It’s guaranteed to be a huge success in your school room.
And, don’t forget to grab a book or two for an extra dose of education with this simple yet delightful list of weather friendly titles:
- National Geographic Kids Everything Weather: Facts, Photos, and Fun that Will Blow You Away
- Hello World! Weather
- The Kids Book of Weather Forecasting
- Freddy the Frogcaster
Rainbow Preschool Science Activities & Games
Looking for some colorful creations for your child to create? We’ve got you covered! After a windy storm, you can always expect the promise of a rainbow!
Rainbows are a fascination to children, and colors are loads of fun! They are a wonderful creation to use as an educational and spiritual tool. Your students can learn more about God and the science behind the rainbow with these fun facts!
You’ll discover even more info on rainbows that God has created by reading these popular titles with your students or kids:
- God Painted Us a Rainbow
- Rainbow Promise: A Child’s Devotional about God and Who He Is
- A Rainbow for God: Coloring Book
- A Rainbow of My Own
Life Cycle Preschool Printables & Activities
Life cycles is a captivating science unit for your classroom or home school. Students of all ages, including preschool, kindergarten, and elementary age, will be amazed of the transformations that take place!
There are plenty of valuable resources available for a hands on experience when teaching life phases. Some inexpensive materials may include live butterfly garden or even a tadpole to frog development kit.
However, starting this season, you can make it a yearly tradition! Here’s an idea. Buy the necessary supplies as an investment, and keep records of your observations all together. Then, as the spring season arrives, review last year’s notes and record your new observations this year.
It’s so much fun to see changes with each passing year, your child’s or student’s perspective. You may want to even include pictures and label them accordingly.
In fact, I’d love to help you with my vast collection of printables! Many downloads are available for FREE including a beautiful butterfly garden experience or a fantastic frog encounter featuring tiny tadpoles!
In addition, there are several books to include as you dive deep into the circle of life:
- The Life Cycles of Butterflies: From Egg to Maturity
- Scholastic Reader Level 1: From Tadpole to Frog
- Science Vocabulary Readers Set: Life Cycles
- From Tadpole to Frog (Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science 1)
Easter Bible Printables & Crafts
Easter is celebrated and cherished by Christians all around the world! Also called Resurrection Sunday, it’s a joyous celebration of Christ rising from the dead!
If you are looking for ways to incorporate the meaning of the season into your Sunday School lessons, classroom or homeschool, try these treasured resources. You’ll find both free and inexpensive printables and supplements for your school room listed below:
- Easter Bingo Game
- Easter Bible Verse Printables
- Christian Easter Activity Pack
- Easter Coloring Pages
- Easter Mazes & Activity Pages
And, don’t forget to include a book nook of choices for your little ones to raise awareness of this incredibly special occasion!
- God Gave Us Easter (God Gave Us Series)
- The Story of Easter (Little Golden Book)
- The Easter Story for Children (The Story)
- The Easter Story
Looking for more? Here are 60 thematic, hands-on activities to build fine motor control skills for Spring!
The thematic activity pages are perfect for your April learning center. These
- GEOBOARD: Students use rubber bands to create the pictures on a geoboard. Each sheet features a letter of the alphabet alongside a thematic picture.
- MAZES: Students solve the mazes and follow the prompts. Each page features thematic mazes alongside a tracing activity or prompt.
- PLAYDOUGH: Students use playdough to complete the prompts. Prompts require students to form and shape the dough to make pictures, solve problems, or complete the scene.
- TRACING: Students trace the pictures with colored pencils or fine tip markers. Each page features thematic content and prompts students to complete the pictures.
- SNAP CUBE CREATIONS: Students use counting cubes to make thematic pictures These cubes can be snapped together. If you do not have cubes, students can color the squares in the grid to match the picture.
- PUZZLE PICTURES: Students use puzzle blocks to create thematic pictures. These sheets feature thematic shapes and provide students with easy and more
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- LISTENING SKILL SHEETS: Teachers will read the directions aloud and the student listens carefully to finish the task. Tasks involve fine motor elements, coloring, and prepositional positioning of drawings
- CUISENAIRE™ ROD PICTURES: Students use colorful centimeter rods to build thematic pictures
.Studentsare asked to color the rod key to show how many rods they used ofeach color.
- BRICK BUILDERS: Students use classic building blocks to recreate these thematic pictures
.Studentswork on storing, planning, and stacking before creating their final picture.
- DOT & POKE: Students cut apart the halves. Students solve the dot to dot activities
.Then, students use a push pin to poke a picture onto colored construction paper. See full instructions below.
- CUT & SORT CROWNS: Each crown features a theme alongside a 4-step sequencing pattern. Students cut out the pictures and glue them in the correct order. Students write their name, color the pictures, then staple the sides to make a crown.
- DAB & DOT: Students use daubers to dab by number in order to reveal the mystery picture. (Hold at a distance to help students see the pictures).
- CUT & PASTE CRAFTIVITY: These crafty projects are perfect for little hands.Students color, glue, and cut to make fun, thematic pictures.Pair with a simple writing prompt or poem for extra learning!
- POM PICTURES x 2: Students use pom-poms to complete the picture.For added difficulty have students use plastic tweezers to pick up the poms. Alternatively, students can glue poms to make these sheets into a simple craft project.