spring & rain theme for toddlers

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Ideas for activities, songs, crafts, and art projects for a toddler or preschool class.

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Insect Lab Nature Investigation

insect lab nature investigation - Inner Child Fun

Inner Child Fun | What To Do With Kids | Crafts, Activities, Play Ideas!

butterfly coffee filters and clothespins

butterfly coffee filters and clothespins

Flower painting. Why use a brush? Find as many different things to paint with as you can!

Flower Painting

My son paints a lot so one of my favorite things to do is find new and fun things to use instead of a brush. The grocery store is full of wonderful things but you don't have to look past your own garden for this one!1. Gather your materials. You will need some petals, or a full flower stem, a dish, paint and paper.2.

Mystery Egg shakers... hide items inside, have children guess what it might be, then open (for toddlers, parent opens to show them. Make sure non-chokeable items)

Mystery Egg Shakers - Toddler Approved

I LOVE it when I find an activity that I can adapt and use with both of my kiddos... this was one of them. This activity worked on listening skills & matching skills for my son (3 yr old) and grabbing/reaching, exploring objects using her hands, listening, and auditory & visual tracking skills for myContinue Reading

Kids do watercolor on paper, then adults cut it into flower shapes and assemble flowers

Watercolor Flowers

Meri Cherry's watercolor craft is perfect for the youngest artists.

Use a kiddie pool to make a bird's nest. (I'm not sure where to get giant eggs - Amazon had a few, but pricey... could do paper mache eggs)

Kiddie Pool Bird's Nest and Story Time | Creekside Learning

Spring is for the birds. Stories about birds, really. And what a fun way to listen to story time and learn about birds, in this easy-to-make nest. More wonderful books about nests and birds: Are You My Mother? by P.D. Eastman The Ugly Duckling by Hans Christian Andersen Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey Birds by Kevin Henkes Lazy Ozzie by Michael Coleman How Robin Saved Spring by Debbie Oullett Planting a Rainbow by Lois Elhert Edward the Emu by Sheena Knowles Mama Outside, Mama…