When you think about spring, what comes to mind? I think about new flowers and plants beginning to grow, busy little insects, and a lot of rainy weather! With spring approaching quickly, help your students capture the excitement of the new seasons with these spring writing crafts. These are a great way to have fun and help students share their favorite things about spring.
Spring Writing Crafts
While each craft can stand alone, I have also included options to add writing by creating booklets. You can choose between handwriting lines or standard lines for each writing craft.
In the Pacific Northwest, we experience a lot of gray, rainy days. If your area is like ours, help students brighten their days with a colorful rainbow craft. The rainbow lifts up to reveal a piece of writing. Print the templates on a variety of your favorite rainbow shades for a cheerful hallway display.
Rain Boots Craft
One good thing about having so many rainy days is the opportunity to jump, stomp, and splash in puddles. This rain boots craft would be a great tool for students to share their favorite rainy day activities or to write a story about a rainy day.
If your students don’t like the rain, they might prefer to hold an umbrella! With this craft, you can attach student writing behind the umbrella. When you lift the umbrella handle, the writing is revealed. There are two different sayings for students to choose from to add variety to your bulletin board display.
As teachers, we know that spring is a great time for students to really bloom, both academically and socially. Students can share how proud they are about how much they have learned with this flower craft. Their writing hides inside the flower pot.
This caterpillar writing craft is a page topper rather than a craft booklet. However, if students have several pages of writing, staple the pages together near the top center before attaching the caterpillar to the first page.
Many teachers study butterflies in the spring, so I also included this butterfly craft. By printing the wing templates on a variety of colors, students can mix and match to make a one-of-a-kind butterfly. These can be attached to a bulletin board or hung from the ceiling (with permission, of course) for your students to admire throughout the day.
Read about the academic and social benefits of crafts in the classroom here.
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Pair these writing crafts with your favorite spring picture books.
Need some books to inspire your young writers? Here’s a list of my favorites.