Preschool Nature By the Season: Spring


Nature By the Season for Preschool and Kindergarten is a seasonal nature study perfect for active little bodies and inquiring little minds!

Each book provides you with well over 40 ideas for simple nature walks that cover topics appropriate for each season.  You will find at least one engaging activity to reinforce the day’s nature theme, several colorful worksheets to enhance some of the lessons, and a large book list containing the best of the best literature for each subject.

Your children from 2-5 are going to love their time spent learning about nature!


Spring is the perfect season to get your little ones out and about for active learning as the plant and animal world comes alive after a long winter.

Nature by the Season: Spring is the perfect mix of learning and fun for preschool and kindergarten children. It takes advantage of all the exciting changes of spring to promote wonder, observation skills, science concepts, and much more.

The activity guide covers five main topics and several subtopics:

  • Weather – snow, rain, storms, wind, clouds
  • Animals – birds, mammals, amphibians, insects
  • Plants – deciduous trees and bushes, evergreens, wildflowers, fungi and mosses
  • The Ground – rocks, soil, waterways

For each subtopic, you will find a few nature walk suggestions, each with at least one follow-up activity to do indoors. Sometimes the follow-up activity is a game, experiment or recipe; other times it’s a reproducible worksheet. Most of the full-color worksheets are hands-on and fun, while promoting skills like cutting, sorting, counting and more.

Please don’t feel obligated to do the follow-up activities – just exploring nature is enough!  (Even though I think your PK/K children will LOVE them.)

Here are two examples of the nature walks and follow-up activities you’ll find.  

After using a magnifying glass to observe early wildflowers, come home to play flower memory using game pieces provided for you.

After observing an ant hill, come home to practice counting by threes as you create thumbprint ant artwork.

In all, there are more than 100 activity suggestions!  Not to mention, I’ve included a complete list of the best living literature, poetry and field guides perfect for young children.

Through the fun and varied activities, your PK/K will soak in all sorts of learning and find spring to be a wondrous season!


47 pages, digital curriculum


Related Literature

 It’s Spring H.D.Y.K. It’s Spring? Pbk (Rookie Read-About Science) When Spring Comes Everything Spring (Picture the Seasons) Happy Day (Rise and Shine) Snow Rabbit, Spring Rabbit: A Book of Changing Seasons Sugar Snow (Little House Picture Book) The Rain Came Down When Rain Falls Listen to the Rain Mushroom in the Rain: Adapted from the Russian of V. Suteyev (Rise and Shine) PETER SPIER’S RAIN (Reading Rainbow Book) by Spier, Peter (1987) Paperback Like a Hundred Drums Franklin and the Thunderstorm Just a Thunderstorm (A Golden Little Look-Look Book) The Way the Storm Stops The Wind Blew (Rise and Shine) Feel the Wind (Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2) Gilberto and the Wind Little Cloud board book It Looked Like Spilt Milk The Sun’s Asleep Behind the Hill North Country Spring Have you seen birds? The Bird Alphabet Book (Jerry Pallotta’s Alphabet Books) Feathers for Lunch Birds About Birds: A Guide for Children, 2nd edition Ten Little Eggs Skunk’s Spring Surprise Rabbits & Raindrops Raccoon Moon (Accelerated Reader Program series) The Tale of Peter Rabbit Is a Camel a Mammal? (Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library) About Mammals: A Guide for Children (Revised Edition) Oscar and the Frog: A Book About Growing (Start with Science) From Tadpole to Frog (Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science 1) Near One Cattail: Turtles, Logs And Leaping Frogs It’s Mine! The Salamander Room (Dragonfly Books) Salamander Rock: A Pop Up Counting Book (Pop-Up Counting Books) The Grouchy Ladybug The Very Hungry Caterpillar Quick As a Cricket (Child’s Play Library) Ten Little Ladybugs One Hundred Hungry Ants Bugs! Bugs! Bugs! In the Trees, Honey Bees! Where Butterflies Grow (Picture Puffins) Waiting for Wings (Rise and Shine) From Caterpillar to Butterfly (Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science 1) A Tree Is a Plant (Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science 1) Are Trees Alive? Where Would I Be in an Evergreen Tree? The Dandelion Seed On One Flower: Butterflies, Ticks And a Few More Icks The Tiny Seed (The World of Eric Carle) Wildflower ABC: An Alphabet of Potato Prints Planting a Rainbow How a Seed Grows (Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science 1) Log Hotel Under One Rock: Bugs, Slugs, and Other Ughs Dirt: The Scoop on Soil (Amazing Science) Jack’s Garden Wonderful Worms The Snail’s Spell (Picture Puffins) Fish is Fish In the Small, Small Pond What’s in the Pond? (Hidden Life) Around the Pond: Who’s Been Here? Scoot! Turtle Splash!: Countdown at the Pond Beaver at Long Pond Box Turtle at Long Pond The Brook Book Raccoon On His Own (Picture Puffin Books) The Random House Book of Poetry for Children Favorite Poems Old and New: Selected for Boys and Girls Fandex Family Field Guides: Trees Fandex Family Field Guides: Bugs Fandex Family Field Guides: Wildflowers Fandex Family Field Guides: Butterflies of the World Fandex Family Field Guides: Birds Fun With Nature: Take Along Guide (Take Along Guides) More Fun With Nature (Take Along Guides) Peterson First Guide to Birds of North America Peterson First Guide to Trees Peterson First Guide to Insects of North America Peterson First Guide to Wildflowers of Northeastern and North-central North America Peterson First Guide to Rocks and Minerals Peterson First Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians Peterson First Guide to Clouds and Weather Peterson First Guide to Caterpillars of North America Peterson First Guide Mammals of North America



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