Warmer weather, birds chirping, and buds sprouting are all signs of the Spring season. It’s a time for renewal and change. It is also an exciting time in your classroom. Multiple topics can be discussed with your eager learners. This is the time to explore Spring thematic resources! These are great tools for your students to have fun and engage in hands-on activities about Spring.
The following products provide quick glimpses into different topics as well as a deep dive into more comprehensive thematic units. Baby Animals, Animal Features, and Earth Day are topics that can be explored with a variety of teaching tools and interactive activities. Plants and Insects are Spring thematic resources that are comprehensive and thorough. Each one has a weekly lesson plan where standard numbers can be inserted by each activity, 10 activities created around standards, and a data sheet to help assess your students.
If you have been following me, you know that each blog has a freebie at the end! This one incorporates Spring symmetry and can be used in an art center or for small-group instruction. It’s a perfect tool to help engage your students. I hope you enjoy reading this blog and please reach out with any questions or comments! Would love to hear from you!
Baby Animals- mini thematic unit
Use this mini-unit to teach your students about baby animals. Three literacy standards-based activities are included along with 3 math standards-based activities. There are 12 sets of moms with their babies to help your students learn about the proper names for these animals. This is a perfect unit for large-group instruction, small-group instruction, or individualized learning centers. Use this unit to help reinforce vocabulary acquisition for learners with special needs. Get some science embedded in your classrooms.
Earth Day Thematic Unit
Use these Earth Day Activities to help your students understand the importance of taking care of our EARTH! This unit contains a variety of literacy activities with one math activity. These activities are perfect for whole group instruction, small group instruction, independent workstations, or early finishers. The interactive readers are perfect to introduce each topic and then the sorting mats can help determine if your students understood the topics.
Animal Features- mini thematic unit
This thematic unit introduces students to different animal features. (trunk, pouch, paw, feathers, fur, fins…) Included are activities for the whole group, small groups, centers, or independent workstations. This unit is perfect for hands-on activities to keep students engaged and learning about animals and their different features.
Plants/ Flowers Thematic Unit
Use this super comprehensive unit on plants/ flowers in your literacy and math centers as well as for whole-group instruction. Included in this thematic unit are the following 5 literacy activities and 5 math activities! This is a perfect unit to use for a full week. Make planning much easier by having a literacy and math activity for each day. Included in this thematic unit is a lesson plan, a standard card for each activity, and a simple direction card with a photo! There is also a page for you listing the pages for the color activities and the black and white ones!
Insect Thematic Unit
Use this comprehensive unit to learn about insects. These activities are perfect for whole group instruction, small groups or centers, or for early finishers!
- vocabulary cards
- reading sentences with vocabulary
- easy readers
- tracing cards
- counting books to read
- the life cycle of a butterfly
- the life cycle of a ladybug
- counting insects 1-10
- comparing sets of insects (more/less)
- making patterns with insect vocabulary (ABAB, AABAAB, AABBAABB, ABCABC, make your own)
- putting a caterpillar and butterfly into different positions
*DATA SHEETS included!
FREE Spring Symmetry Product
Use this freebie to help teach students about symmetry. Included in this product are pages that are colored in half and black and white pages with a line down the middle. Have students finish the pictures or have them design their own.
If you have enjoyed reading about these Spring thematic resources, please check out my blog about interactive seasonal bulletin boards! They are a perfect complement to any of your thematic and seasonal resources.
Also, please check out my other freebies! Opt into my email list and get a freebie twice a month! Here is one on positional word books and another about rhyming! I make all of my products around standards so your students can have fun and learn academic skills at the same time!!! Thanks for being here!