Fun Spring Activities for Elementary and Middle School Students – The TPT Blog

Spring is on the horizon, and with it, comes the arrival of sunnier days, flowers in bloom, and chirping birds. There are many ways to celebrate the arrival of spring with your students, like planting seedlings and reflecting on your students’ growth. But celebrating spring can also be an opportunity to build your students’ STEM and language art skills. Here are some spring-themed activities you can use to spring into learning with your elementary and middle school students.

Inventive Spring-Themed STEM Activities

Get into the spring of things — and integrate more STEM into your classroom — with these math and science activities.

Plant Life Cycle by Karen Jones
Grades: PreK-2 | Science and English Language Arts

Use this fun craftivity to teach your students all about the life cycle of a plant. Includes three versions so you can differentiate to the needs of your students.

Crack the Code Math Spring Edition Addition and Subtraction No Prep by Primary Playground
Grades K-1 | Math

This packet includes 10 self-checking puzzles for students to practice addition and subtraction. Each cracked code features a spring-themed joke your kids will love.

Spring Math Task Cards Addition and Subtraction Word Problems for 1st Grade by Teach Me T
Grades: 1 | Math

Bring a little springtime warmth to your math lessons with these bright and sunny spring-themed word problems. These task cards feature 18 problems for reviewing addition and subtraction skills.

Spring STEM Activities | Butterfly Math by Simply STEAM
Grades: 2-3 | Math

Get hands-on with this spring STEM project, where students will learn how insects pollinate flowers. It includes an engineering activity and a math challenge.

Computer CODING Spring by Miss Tech Queen STEM
Grades: 2-5 | Computer Science

With this digital coding activity, you can teach the basics of computer science with a spring-themed twist! Students will code the everyday task of getting dressed for a rainy day.

Pollination and Spring STEM for Life Science, Environmental Science, and Ecology by STEM in the Middle
Grades: 5-8 | Science, Biology

Teach your students why we need to “save the bees,” with this mini ecology and environmental science unit. The bundle includes a research project, a movie guide and a STEM challenge, which are sure to engage diverse learners and inspire your students to care for our environment.

Integer Operations – Math Mural by Mata Math and Science
Grades: 6-8 | Math

Students can practice the integer rules to simplify expressions using all four operations. After solving the problems, they’ll create a spring-themed math mural.

Compound Probability Self-Checking Pixel Art by The Sassy Math Teacher
Grades: 7-9 | Math

This no-prep compound probability activity is self-checking and includes a fun spring joke for your students!

Linear Equations Linear Functions Patterns Spring April Activity by 8th Grade Math Teacher
Grades: 8-9 | Math

This spring-themed activity is a fun way for students to write the equation of a linear function and represent it in a table and graph. Perfect for reinforcing this concept right before spring break, or when you have a substitute.

Engaging Spring-Themed Language Arts Activities

Bring a little sunshine and color to your lessons with these creative language arts activities that are sure to put a spring in your students’ learning.

ESL Spring Emergent Reader- Planting Seeds Level C PreK, Kindergarten, First by Jill Richardson
Grades: PreK-1 | English language arts, ESL

This spring-themed emergent reader about planting seeds is a great resource for beginner readers and ESL students.

Spring Math & Literacy Printables {1st Grade} PDF & Digital Ready! by Searching for Silver
Grades: K-2 | English language arts

These are great for independent math, guided math, morning work, homework, and more. Includes tons of printables that practice math and literacy skills needed for 1st graders, advanced kindergarteners, or review for 2nd graders.

Spring Writing Capitalization and Punctuation Practice | Digital and Print by K-2 to the Core
Grades: 1-2 | English language arts, Grammar

These engaging, no-prep activities will help your students practice reading, writing, capitalization, punctuation, and sight words all at the same time. 

Spring Color by Sight Words by Anna Elizabeth
Grades: 1-2 | English language arts, Reading

This fun activity for kids can help students practice recognizing and reading their sight words. It’s especially great for early finishers, literacy centers, or as part of a substitute back-up plan.

March April Spring Writing Prompts Activity Spring Bulletin Board Craftivity by The Little Ladybug Shop
Grades: 3-5 | English language arts, Writing

This spring-theme writing craftivity is perfect to help you grow your students as writers, and includes pennants you can use for a unique spring bulletin board display.

Spring Bulletin Board Ideas March Spring Door Decor w/ Printable Letters by Tanya Marshall The Butterfly Teacher
Grades: 3-5 | English language arts, Writing

Bring the beauty of spring into your classroom with this spring-themed bulletin board writing craftivity that will ask your students to reflect on how they’ve grown this school year. 

Spring DIGITAL Escape Room ELA: Reading Comprehension by the SPARKLY Notebook
Grades: 5-8 | English language arts, Reading

This digital escape room is standards-aligned and will have students eager to read the passages and complete the tasks.

Poetry Reading & Analysis for 5 SPRING Poems, 20 Analysis Tasks -Paper & Digital by Brain Waves Instruction
Grades: 5-8

Celebrate the spring season with five spring-themed poems in this hands-on and engaging 5-day poetry analysis unit. Your students will love the interactive flip books and you’ll love how engaged students are while analyzing poetry.

Spring ELA Activity : Spring Creative Writing : Spring ELA Bulletin Board by Building Book Love
Grades: 7-12

Whether you want a spring-themed bulletin board or an ELA activity, this figurative language pack gives all the spring vibes! This pack includes 15 posters with literary device examples that can be used as instructional examples, mentor texts, posters, and bulletin board décor.

Need even more spring-themed ideas for your students? Find the ready-to-go resource that’s best for your class on TPT.

This blog post, originally published in 2022, has been updated for 2024.

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