Springtime Homeschool Ideas For Learning And Play
Spring is here! If you’re looking for ways to change it up and have fun in your homeschool this season, you’re in the right place. You can use some of my fun springtime homeschool ideas to bring learning to life with your kiddos this season.
Check out my seasonal homeschool plans and all the reasons we like to match our lessons and activities to the season. Then, discover our favorite seasonal homeschool ideas for learning and fun at home. Finally, grab some printable homeschool ideas and unit studies you can add to your spring lesson plans for even more learning fun.
Seasonal Homeschool Plans
Are you ready for a break in your homeschool? Sometimes a short break to enjoy the season is a good idea. Sometimes you just need to change it up a bit.
It can be really fun to theme your homeschool lesson plans and activities to match the current season. Kids are naturally curious about the world around them. Adapting your homeschool plans to match their curiosity is what interest-led learning is all about!
Spring brings with it lots of wonderful opportunities to learn about plants and animals! Keep reading to discover some of our favorite springtime homeschool ideas for learning and fun.
Free Springtime Homeschool Printables For Learning and Fun
You won’t want to miss all the easy printables I’ve got to add spring fun to your homeschool with pattern blocks, geoboards, and more! These printables are perfect for strewing too.
Spring Activity Mats
I’ve got new Spring Activity Mats you can add to your Easter table, do on a rainy day, or add to your homeschool morning basket this spring. They include lots of opportunities for learning and play with tic-tac-toe boards, dot-to-dot activities, and coloring fun.
Pattern Blocks for Springtime
Pattern blocks help kids explore many math concepts including congruence, symmetry, patterns, fractions, and graphing. You can add pattern block activities to your spring math lessons in a fun new way with these Spring Pattern Block Pages.
Spring Building Blocks
Do your kids love building with blocks? We really like strewing building blocks here at the Waldock Way to encourage STEM skills and creativity. Check out my Spring Building Block ideas for fun ways to strew blocks with a seasonal flair.
Geoboards for Spring
Geoboards are so fun! Plus, they’re a great way to introduce geometry in your homeschool. I like using geoboards as a strewing activity too. Check out these new Spring Geoboard Patterns for some fun springtime homeschool ideas you can add to your lesson plans.
Spring Color by Number
Color by number printables are so much fun for kids! Plus, they’re filled with learning opportunities for young homeschoolers. Build fine motor skills, practice problem solving, and get creative with this free spring color by number homeschool printable.
Springtime Homeschool Activities For Learning And Fun
There are so many ways to have fun and keep learning going all spring! Check out some of our favorite homeschool activities and learning ideas for this season below.
Getting outdoors provides lots of opportunities to explore and create while having sensory experiences with your homeschooler. Plus, spending time in nature is a great way to encourage your kids to be curious about the world around them.
Even a short nature walk in your own community can be a lot of fun for young children. If you haven’t tried the 1,000 hours outside challenge yet, springtime is the perfect season to begin! Check out our Spring Nature Study for more ideas on how to get started.
Try your hand at some outdoor art with your homeschoolers in the warm spring air. There are so many fun ways to do this! You can make art with melting ice cubes on the sidewalk, get creative with sidewalk chalk, or paint with water guns.
Spring Sensory Bins
Even if you can’t get outdoors, you can still have a springtime sensory experience. Spring sensory bins are a fun way to explore creatures you might not see in your backyard. Plus, it’s a great opportunity for your homeschooler to build fine motor skills, develop hand-eye coordination, and strengthen their brain-body connection.
Flower Scavenger Hunt
Engaging in a flower scavenger hunt or color scavenger hunt with your homeschoolers is a fun outdoor activity you can do anywhere. Young children will enjoy searching for colors in the newly blooming flora of your community. Older kids can search for and identify local plant and animal life using a checklist, a book like Julia Rothman’s Nature Anatomy, or a fun app like Seek from iNaturalist.
Grow A Garden
Another fun idea for your spring homeschool plans is to create an herb garden or small flower garden together. You can begin by planting seeds and watching them sprout. Encourage your homeschoolers to learn about the scientific method as they record how their plants are growing and how they care for them each day.
Consider setting up a mud kitchen in your backyard to encourage your homeschooler to get messy and explore with a hands-on approach. This is a fun way to learn about soil, build fine motor skills, and explore all the things in your own yard! You can create your very own DIY mud kitchen with recycled parts and pieces or get your own completed mud kitchen for the backyard on Amazon.
Even More Homeschool Ideas For Learning And Fun
If you’re looking for springtime homeschool ideas for learning and fun that don’t require lots of prep work, I’ve got you covered. Check out some of my favorite spring homeschool books, games, spring unit studies for interest-led learners below.
Springtime Books Perfect for Learning in Your Homeschool
I love to use big colorful books with interesting illustrations or photographs and lots of great facts. Check out some of my favorite spring books for homeschooling below.
Fun Spring Inspired Games for Your Homeschool
We love playing games together. There is power in learning through play in your homeschools. Check out some of our favorite games with spring themes that would be a great addition to your homeschool below.
Spring Unit Studies for Interest-Led Learning
Does your homeschooler love bugs? Then, you’ll definitely want to grab my latest science unit study all about Minibeasts. It’s filled with information on insects, arachnids, myriapods, and more. You won’t want to miss this springtime unit study!
You won’t want to miss the free Charles Henry Turner Unit Study either! Charles Henry Turner was an American zoologist, teacher, and psychologist known for his studies on the behavior of insects. He especially liked bees and ants. Learn more about him with your homeschooler in this free unit study.
What’s your favorite subject to study during the spring months? Do you have a wonderful springtime homeschool idea for learning or play that I didn’t mention? Share your favorite Ideas in the comments. I can’t wait to read them!