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Spring Fun Puzzles for Preschoolers
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Spring Fun Puzzles for Preschoolers

Print, laminate, and cut these 9 customizable spring recreation picture puzzles for preschoolers. In addition to the benefits of working on a puzzle, these can be great for vocabulary development and may spark an interest in getting outside!

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WinterKids Spring Playlist: Music and Movement to Welcome and Appreciate the Season
WinterKids Spring Playlist

WinterKids Spring Playlist: Music and Movement to Welcome and Appreciate the Season

Our WinterKids Spring Playlist includes music for moving, learning, and exploring throughout the spring season. This playlist is great for backyard play, dancing in the living room, road tripping, yoga, and more! Enjoy!

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How to Create Fun Nature Treasure Hunts Using Egg Cartons
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How to Create Fun Nature Treasure Hunts Using Egg Cartons

Exploring the outdoors is a fun learning experience for kids of all ages. This activity will encourage children to observe the world around them by looking for natural items and collecting them in a unique and reusable container. Enjoy getting outdoors in every season, while enhancing your child’s powers of observation with this Spring Scavenger Hunt activity, straight from the pages of the WinterKids Guide to Active Outdoor Learning.

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MOVE. LEARN. EXPLORE. with WinterKids: Spring Yoga Stories, for Preschoolers
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MOVE. LEARN. EXPLORE. with WinterKids: Spring Yoga Stories, for Preschoolers

With playgrounds, gymnastics, swimming pools, sports teams, and more currently closed for our safety, we’re having to find other ways to keep our children moving and active. Yoga can be a great option for all ages and levels! No gear is needed, it can be practiced in a small space, or outdoors, solo, or together.

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MOVE. LEARN. EXPLORE. with WinterKids: BIRDS
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MOVE. LEARN. EXPLORE. with WinterKids: BIRDS

LEARN, EXPLORE, and MOVE with us! These ideas can be adapted and used in a home setting or classroom setting. Follow along for our book recommendations, fantastic resources for learning more about birds, a simple binoculars craft for backyard bird watching, bird-themed Simon Says, songs about birds, and even bird-themed yoga!

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DIY Wind Streamers
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DIY Wind Streamers

Let’s Dance! These DIY Wind Streamers are a fun art project, and they’ll help inspire curiosity and movement while they learn basic earth science lessons.

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Stick Seriation (aka: Arranging Sticks)
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Stick Seriation (aka: Arranging Sticks)

Take the kids outside-your yard or a park or other outdoor space where trees may have dropped branches. Time to play “pick up sticks!” Seriation is arranging objects in order by size, location or position. Sorting and ordering are the building blocks of mathematics.

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DIY Stick Rafts For Rainy Day Water Play
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DIY Stick Rafts For Rainy Day Water Play

We were inspired by “I LOVE the Rain” (one of our books of the month) to make little stick rafts for bugs and fairies! We anxiously waited for a rainy day to bring enough puddles and streams, so that we could give this a try. Next time it’s raining where you are, gather your supplies, slip on those rain boots and raincoats, and head outside to create your own stick rafts!

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DIY Seed Mosaic Bird Feeders
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DIY Seed Mosaic Bird Feeders

Looking for an indoor project? Try this art project with your children Seed Mosaics from the WinterKids Guide to Outdoor Active Learning, Preschool Edition. Kids (and adults) can get creative and make attractive, edible (for our bird friends) art to hang outside for the birds.

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