Keep it simple and enjoy some spring themed FUN! Celebrate the changing seasons with this simple spring lesson plan that all ages can enjoy together.
Lesson Plan: Spring Fun!
Spring Lesson Objective:
Students will explore the theme of spring through outdoor activities such as flying a kite and blowing bubbles.
- Kite (this Sleddy kite is our favorite – even our three old can fly it unassisted!)
- Bubble wands (buy some small stuff from the dollar store and this super fun GIANT bubble kit!)
- Bubble solution
- Blank paper
- Crayons or markers (these are a really fun crayon upgrade)
Introduction (5-10 minutes):
Begin by asking students what they know about spring. Discuss the changes in weather, the budding of flowers and trees, and the return of birds and other animals. Explain that today, we will be exploring the theme of spring through outdoor activities.
Activity 1: Flying a Kite (20-30 minutes):
Take students outside to a clear, open area. Show them how to assemble and launch a kite. Encourage them to take turns and help each other. Students can practice running to get the kite into the air, and once it is up, they can take turns holding the string to keep it flying. Encourage students to discuss what they notice about the wind, the colors in the sky, and the behavior of the kite. This activity can be repeated as time allows.
We opted to do this part of the lesson plan on the beach in San Diego. The sleddy kite is on the right and was everyone’s favorite kite to fly!
Activity 2: Blowing Bubbles (20-30 minutes):
Move to a different outdoor area and give each student a bubble wand and a small container of bubble solution. Demonstrate how to dip the wand and blow gently to create bubbles. Encourage students to experiment with different techniques, such as blowing harder or using multiple wands at one time. Discuss the shapes and colors of the bubbles, and encourage students to pop them and watch them float away.
Conclusion (5-10 minutes):
Bring students back inside and have them reflect on the outdoor activities they participated in. Give each student a piece of blank paper and ask them to draw a picture of what they observed, learned, or enjoyed during our spring-themed activities. Allow students to share their artwork with the class.
Observe students during the activities and make note of their participation, cooperation, and engagement. Review their artwork and listen to their reflections to assess their understanding of the theme of spring.