Spring Crafts & Activities for Kids { Add your links! }

rp_kids-crafts-preschool-blog-455x34711-455x347111.pngSpring is here!  I hope you had as nice a day where you are as we had here. My kids were up in one of our trees for an hour, then they helped a neighbor garden, and played on a friend’s new rope swing! It was the perfect spring afternoon. Tomorrow is supposed to rain so I will need some ideas. This is where you come in. Show me what YOU have been doing and share it with my readers.

If you need even more ideas you can check out my Easter for Kids and my No Time For Flash Cards Pinterest boards. Another great place to find more ideas as well as interesting discussions most days is the No Time For Flash Cards Facebook page.



Butterfly Crafts For Kids

When I think of all the things I look forward to as the days get warmer and the flowers start blooming butterflies are at the top of my list. They are a fantastic spring theme for teaching life cycles, about bugs ( especially for those kinds not interested in creepy crawlies) and art lessons about mirror images. Oh and butterfly crafts are just fun and beautiful to make!

The Band Aid Butterflies were such a hit last year we made them multiple times, they are quick, low mess and kids get a kick out of using first aid supplies for a craft.

Hand Print Butterfly

This butterfly offers lots of opportunity to use fine motor skills and makes a cute keepsake too.

Doily Dragonfly

Ok so this one is a dragonfly but it’s so pretty! Make a few adjustments and bam! You have a butterfly.

Lightning Bugs

Ok another technicality these are actually lightning bugs but they could pass for butterflies!

Also check out these simple Butterfly Puzzles from my other blog on FamilyEducation.com

Need some books to go with these crafts?   Check out our children’s book reviews.