These spring worksheets contain a number of different activities using a dedicated set of vocabulary words related to the spring season, including word search, fill in the blanks, scrambled words, word wall flash cards, acrostic poems, crossword puzzles, and more. The collection also includes six different packs of Bingo cards, which can be used during discussions of the topics. Last but not least, a KWHL (know, what, how, learn) diagram is included to help students pick a topic to explore in more depth. Spring is usually seen as the season of growth. Because of the extra daylight, we all start to get a bit more pep in our step during Spring. Spring opens up between March 19th and 21st. The date is dependent on the Earth's revolution.
Many allergies are annoying to the people who have them. If you are allergic to pollen, for example, your nose may run and your eyes might water when flowers and trees are blooming.
What is most likely to happen if you have an allergic reaction to poison ivy?
Find out how many people live in the United States, then use the information in the passage to figure out how many of them suffer from allergies.
When a substance that is not usually dangerous for people causes some folks to cough, sneeze, or itch, we say that those people are allergic to something.
Visit a pharmacist and ask her which medications she suggests for people who are bothered by springtime allergies. Write about your findings.
Everyone knows that there are four seasons of the year in most parts of the world: winter, spring, summer, and fall (or autumn). But do you know why this is true? It all has to do with the Earth's rotation on its axis and its orbit around the sun.
What is the name for the enormous imaginary rod that goes through the Earth?
How do you think animals know that winter is coming and make preparations for it? Is there anything about the Earth's rotation that would tell them?
When someone says the word "spring," there are probably several images that pop into your mind. Maybe you picture baby animals or birds building their nests.
The word "migrate" means to move a long distance from place to place. Which migrating animals did the passage mention?
What kinds of jobs do people usually do when they are doing their "spring cleaning?" Write down at least twelve. Ask a parent or grandparent to help you if you get stuck.
People living in areas away from the equator usually think of spring as a period of warming. Winter is over and the air gets warmer throughout the course of this season.
Do some research about the Amazon rain forest. Which months of the year make up the dry season? Which are the wet months? What is the average temperature there?
Biennial plants take two years to go through their life cycle. Carrots are a common type of biennial. A carrot seed will germinate in the spring, and grow leaves and roots during the summer.
Look at the word "germinates" in the third paragraph of the passage. From its context, what do you think the word means?
What do you think happens in the spring that causes plants to begin growing?
When animals don't have to spend all their time and energy searching for food to eat, it is much easier for them to care for animal babies.
Which of these is the best definition for the word reproduce?
Choose one animal that hibernates as a subject for a report. Explain how the animal gets ready for winter, when its young are born, and what the animal must do when spring arrives.
For centuries, people have held celebrations during the season of spring. It is a time when the world of nature comes alive with new growth.
According to the passage, why do people like to celebrate in the spring?
Imagine you have a friend in another country. Write a letter to him or her explaining how and why you celebrate your favorite spring holiday.
There are several reasons why people move their clocks ahead in spring, but the biggest one is probably to save energy.
Why do countries in the southern hemisphere set their clocks forward in October?
The idea of Daylight Saving Time is not popular everywhere. Research and write about some reasons why people object to changing their clocks.
Annual flowers that must be planted every year, like petunias and marigolds, cannot be put into the ground until the danger of frost has passed.
According to the passage, which kind of flower blooms as early as February?
Use an almanac or gardening book to find out the date in your area when the danger of frost is usually past. Write a paragraph explaining why annual plants must be put in the ground after this date.
The life cycle of the butterfly from egg to adult insect is called metamorphosis. A butterfly begins its life as an egg. A female butterfly will lay her eggs on leaves.
Different types of butterflies have different types of chrysalises. This is a picture of a chrysalis from a Black Swallowtail Butterfly.
Rabbits are known to have a lot of babies. Spring is the time of year when buds form on trees and flowers begin to grow.
It seems that we owe the connection between bunnies and Easter to Germany. During the 1800s, bunnies made of pastry were an Easter tradition in Germany.
Now we find candy and chocolate eggs in our Easter baskets. In fact, in the United States, 7.1 billion pounds of Easter candy is consumed each year!
You have probably heard at least one person say that they hate bees. They must not know how important bees are to us!
Pollination is the transfer of pollen from the stamen of a plant to the pistil of another. Pollen sticks to the bees’ fuzzy bodies and is transferred as they fly from plant to plant.
Honeybees gather nectar from flowers. When they have collected all that they can carry, they bring it to the worker bees in the hive.
It is a time for new life. One of the first real signs of the season is the bright color of flowers. Certain flowers are seen as symbols of springtime.
The crocus blooms in very early spring. Purple, yellow, and white flowers look vivid against their drab surroundings.
Hyacinths, another type of bulbous plant, come in several colors. These flowers grow as several small blooms on a single stem in a cone shape.
Did you ever notice that are a lot of Earthworms on the sidewalks after a rainstorm? Usually, earthworms live in the ground and we don’t see much of them unless we dig into the dirt. When it rains, earthworms seem to be everywhere!
Earthworms breathe by taking in oxygen through their skin. They don’t have lungs. They find this oxygen in the air that surrounds the loose soil in which they live.
After the rain stops, the worm must wait for the soil to dry out enough for them to return. It is dangerous aboveground!
Some animals move when the seasons begin to change. As seasons change, weather changes in many areas.
Some animals migrate when the population in a particular area is too high. They leave to find a habitat where there is more food.
Salmon are fish that migrate from the ocean to the freshwater stream where they were born to lay their eggs.
The best time to plant flowers varies depending upon your location. In some areas, spring weather is unpredictable and has temperatures that vacillate between very warm and quite cold.
Perennials live for two or more seasons. Though they can tolerate frost and cold, they have the best chance of survival if planted when the ground is warmer.
If you purchase your flowering plant early, store it in a sheltered place until the danger of frost is past.
Knowing what fruits and vegetables are in season is a good way to make sure you are getting the finest tasting produce at the best price.
Peas are a spring vegetable. They may be eaten raw or cooked in a variety of dishes.
Arugula is a leafy green that can be eaten in salads or cooked. If not harvested in spring, the warm weather of summer turns the greens bitter.
If you are thinking about starting a new garden, consider starting small. A small garden will allow you to learn how to take care of your flowers or plants without becoming overwhelmed.
Prepare the site by clearing the grass and weeds. This can be very hard work! Add compost or top soil so that the ground is ready.
When you are ready to plant, bury the roots at about the same depth as the pot they were in. Water plants right away and cover with mulch, if you want.
Some of the easiest plants to grow and care for are herbs. Herbs are plants that do not have a woody step and are valued for flavor, scent, or other qualities.
Like many plants, herbs are best planted in the spring, when the risk of frost is gone.
Mint can be fun to grow. Recently, nurseries have had interesting varieties of mint, including: chocolate mint, lemon mint, and candy mint.
Vocabulary includes: rainbow, bloom, rainy, beetle, puddle, butterfly, garden, shower, insect, flower
What is Spring?
Do you like the smell of flowers? The soft breeze with the Sun shining and the birds chirping? The Earth has a season for that, and it is called "Spring."
The spring season comes after winter and before summer. This is the season when the cold winter temperature gradually rises and gets warmer. This begins on the vernal equinox when the hours of daylight become equal to the hours of darkness. Since the Earth is divided into two hemispheres, the Southern part experiences it in September while the Northern part experiences it in March.
In the season, the flowers bloom, and the plants grow. Many parts of the world also experience rain. The whole atmosphere gets pretty to look at, and it gets peaceful. It gets colorful because of all the flowers, and the fresh aroma makes the environment calm.
Facts About Spring for Kids
Kids are curious by nature! Engaging them with facts can be a great way for them to learn more about seasons, especially spring. Here are some facts about spring for kids that you can use in the classroom or with your child that can help them become more interested in learning about springtime.
1. It takes a year for the earth to orbit our sun. This movement brings us our four seasons.
2. Many animals like cows, ducks, and birds have their babies in the period from March to April.
3. The month of March is associated with the daffodil flower.
4. Aries, Taurus, and Gemini are the three zodiac signs of this season.
5. There is usually plenty of rain in April, which brings flowers to bloom in May.
6. The season brings spring fever. It offers daydreaming and restlessness.
7. Honeybees swarm during the spring. But don't worry! They are friendliest during this time when swarming.
8. Most tornadoes are happy in spring.
9. Spring used to be called Lent in the 14th century when plants would sprout in the ground.
10. Hay fever can happen at any age, not just as a child!
11. When spring comes to the North Pole, it comes with six months of daylight. The rest of the year, the North Pole doesn't get any sunlight.
12. But in the South Pole, this season brings six months of no sun.
13. When it's spring in the Southern Hemisphere, it's fall in the Northern Hemisphere.
14. The first flowers come in spring with lilies, lilacs, dandelions, daffodils, and irises.
15. In Japan, this season is associated with the first bloom of cherry blossoms.
16. In the United Kingdom, it can even snow in springtime.
17. There are so many holidays to enjoy in spring like Mother's Day, Cinco De Mayo, Easter, Passover, Father's Day, Earth Day, and even the mischievous April Fool's Day.
18. India has the Holi festival in spring that is known for its beautiful colors.
19. Hibernating animals like bears wake up when this season arrives.
20. Birds sing more in during this period to attract mates.
21. On the first spring day, Polish are known to burn effigies and throw them in the river.
22. Passover is celebrated by Jewish people during this season.
23. Spring marks new beginnings in many cultures since it is associated with renewal and rebirth.
24. On the first day, the Mayans are known to create shadows that look like snakes in Mexico. This is known as the “Return of the Sun Serpent.”
25. Mars, the Roman God of War, also associated with Aries, is what March is named after.
26. Persians celebrate the first day of this season, calling it Nowruz. This means New Day and marks the first day of the new year in Persian culture.
27. Chinese also begin the first day of their New Year with the first day of spring.
28. In Greek mythology, the Greek Goddess of fertility and plants, Persephone, arrives at the beginning of spring back to earth from the underworld realm ruled by Hades. Her arrival brings fertility to the fields.
29. Sicily is known for its annual tradition of women making a pilgrimage to the Garden of Adonis during springtime. They decorate the garden and plant seeds during this time.