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Spring has Sprung!

Sun Above and Blooms Below: a Springtime of Opposites by Felicia Sanzari Chernesky

A class takes a springtime field trip to a farm to see chicks hatch and discover many opposite things in their surroundings.

Llama Llama Very Busy Springtime! By Anna Dewdney

Spring is here and Llama Llama is excited! To celebrate, he has planned a busy day full of fun. But between helping Nelly Gnu with a big spring playdate and helping Luna Giraffe plan a perfect picnic, has Llama bitten off more than he can chew?

A Friend for Bear by Steve Smallman

Bear is so excited that it’s spring, she forgets to slow down and enjoy every moment until her friend Tortoise reminds her.

Patience, Miyuki by Roxane Marie Galliez

When Spring arrives, Miyuki rouses her grandfather to greet the flowers in their garden, then embarks on a journey seeking pure water to awaken the one flower still sleeping.

Good-bye, Winter! Hello, spring! Written and illustrated by Kazuo Iwamura,

While out exploring Mick, Mack, and Molly take a ride on a fallen log and learn how the snow melts and ends up in the rivers and lakes and eventually in the sky.

Pig & Goose and the First Day of Spring by Rebecca Bond

On the first day of spring Pig sets out to have a picnic by the pond, meets Goose, and so discovers a new friend.

You’re Snug with Me by Chitra Sounder

A mother polar bear answers the questions of her two curious cubs about what lies beyond their cozy winter den as they wait for spring to arrive.

Sakura’s Cherry Blossoms by Robert Paul Weston

Sakura’s dad gets a new job in America, so she and her parents make the move from their home in Japan. When she arrives in the States, most of all she misses her grandmother and the cherry blossom trees, under which she and her grandmother used to play and picnic. She wonders how she’ll ever feel at home in this new place, with its unfamiliar language and landscape.

When Spring Comes by Kevin Henkes

Animals and children alike watch as the world transforms from the dark and dead of winter to a full and blooming spring

And Then It’s Spring by Julie Fogliano

Simple text reveals the anticipation of a boy who, having planted seeds while everything around is brown, fears that something has gone wrong until, at last, the world turns green.

Grow seeds in a jar: https://littlebinsforlittlehands.com/seed-jar-science-experiment-kids/

An Apple a Day!

Apple by Nikki McClure

Up, Up, Up! It’s Apple Picking Time by Jodi Fickes Shapiro

Find some ap”peel”ing preschool apple science activities here:




Rabbit Habits

Forever Friends by Carin Berger

Rabbit’s Gift by George Shannon

After enjoying these story lines, there is a nice list of rabbit facts at http://www.brighthubeducation.com/preschool-lesson-plans/64076-bunnies-classroom-theme/ and (if you don’t know someone with a real bunny to bring to storytime) some beautiful photos of real rabbit breeds at https://www.arba.net/breeds.htm.

forever friendsrabbit's gift

Tree Life Cycle

Picture a Tree by Barbara Reid

Copy or draw a picture of a big tree with lots of branches.  Have each child “dress up” the tree with their own artistic ideas.  Perhaps leaves, kites, apples, blossoms, birds, or animals will be used.

Picture a Tree


What Makes the Seasons by Megan Montague Cash

Make a “Seasons Circle” which can be found on page 35 of the book “Science is Simple”.

what makes the seasons

seasons circle

Seasons Change

Snow Rabbit, Spring Rabbit: A book of changing seasons by Il Sung Na

Use a magnetic board kit that shows different seasons to explore spring, summer, winter and fall.

Snow Rabbit Spring RabbitMagnetic Season Board


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