St. Patrick’s Day has come and gone, so we are moving on to celebrating the arrival of spring! We’ve heard it’s already in the 90s in San Antonio, but here in Iowa…well, let’s just say that it snowed at our Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday morning. 🙂
Our adorable little town has a thing for tulips, so we’re starting to see them peek up all around town, from the library to the main square! (We even have a few coming up in the flower bed in our front yard…)
Every day, we take a nature walk around our neighborhood to see what’s changing. The trees and shrubs are still mostly bare, but a few of our neighbors have small buds appearing on their trees. After experiencing our first real winter (and snow on March 19th!), anticipating spring’s arrival seems extra-fun this year!
The girls and I are planning a handful of “preschool at home” activities for the next few weeks. Plastic Easter eggs are a MUST! 🙂
Your little one can match up tops and bottoms (upper/lowercase letters or numerals & dots), unscramble letter tiles to build words, or practice counting to 12 using an empty egg-carton!
This year, we even took our eggs outside for some gross-motor practice! Both girls enjoyed chucking them at a plastic bowl in the driveway. 🙂
Of course, my girls love it when we make homemade playdough. This rainbow playdough invitation is one of their favorites!
We have a lot more Spring Fun planned for the next few weeks! You can download our $5 Spring Tot School Unit with more than 40 simple learning activities, available now through April 14th.
Our favorite toys, books, and videos for talking about spring:
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- Magnetic fishing puzzles from Melissa & Doug
- Sidewalk chalk
- Life Cycle of a Butterfly Puzzle from Discovery Toys
- Baby Signing Time, Volume 3: It’s a New Day
- Rachel and the Treeschoolers: Plants & Flowers
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