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20 Awesome Spring Books For Kindergarten

The weather is starting to get warmer, which means it’s time for some Spring books! We’ve got 20 titles, perfect for kindergarteners, to help get you in the mood for all things spring. From stories about Spring arriving to gardening and worms, there is something for everyone on this list. So dig into a good book with your students!

Looking for some new spring books to enjoy with your kindergarten students? Look no further! We've compiled a list of our favorite titles that are sure to bring smiles to little faces. Perfect for literacy centers or circle time during spring!

Spring Books For Kindergarten

Spring books are the perfect way to get your students excited about the warmer weather and all of the new life that comes with it. They can show us what is happening in the outside world, how other people celebrate, and even give us ideas for what to do when the weather gets nicer. 

Here are our top 20 picks for spring books that celebrate the season. From stories about baby animals to tales of planting gardens, these picture books will please any Kindergarten student. So sit down with your class and enjoy some of the best picture books for Springtime!

Fletcher and the Springtime Blossoms by Julia Rawlinson

Fletcher loves everything about Springtime. However, when he sees snow falling in the Springtime, he’s worried that his favorite season might be over. But as it turns out, there’s a surprise in store. What he thought was snow were blossoms. A sweet read with beautiful illustrations.

Worm Weather by Jean Taft

It’s time to splash in the puddles and spring rain! First-time children’s author Jean Taft brings readers an imaginative and playful story that will have students hooked from the first page. This picture book is perfect for rainy days, as it follows the story of kids who love to splash in puddles and a worm who loves the rain just as much. It is perfect for Kindergarten, and it is a great way to introduce a unit about worms.

Finding Spring by Carin Berger

A cute story about a little bear cub who can’t stop thinking about spring. Maurice is supposed to be hibernating but stays awake and sneaks out of the cave to search for signs of spring. When a snowflake falls, he is sure spring has come. Maurice scoops up some snow and returns to his mother to sleep. When he wakes up in the warmer weather, his piece of spring has melted. This is an excellent book for Springtime! However, this time spring has really arrived in all its beauty.

And Then It’s Spring by Julie Fogliano

A delightful story about a boy and an assortment of pets who plant seeds and patiently wait for them to grow. Time passes, and the boy worries, will those seeds ever sprout? Did something terrible happen to them? But soon enough, the brown is gone and replaced by green. Perfect for Springtime! An excellent book about nature, growth, and the changing seasons.

When Spring Comes by Kevin Henkes and Laura Dronzek

This book is about the anticipation and arrival of spring. It showcases the beautiful things that come with the season, from the leaves and flowers blooming to the baby birds being born. Before spring arrives, the world looks somewhat drab and dreary, but if you wait patiently, beauty unfolds. Spring brings rain, mud, sprouting seeds, and green grass. This book is perfect for reading aloud to a group or class, as it will inspire discussion and excitement about the season.

Pair this story with an activity in which children write and illustrate their own book about the signs of spring.

Spring read alouds for kindergarten

Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert

A mother and child plant a garden full of flowers. They watch as the seeds grow into plants and, finally, flowers. As the flowers grow, they admire the rainbow of colors in their garden. At the end of the book, you will find a list of flowers that correspond to each color. This is a great book to use if you are starting a unit about plant life cycles as it goes through a plant’s life, from planting the seed to rainbow flowers.

Spring is Here! By Will Hillenbrand

Mole smells spring in the air and is determined to wake up Bear from his long winter nap. Despite all of Mole’s efforts, Bear continues to sleep. That is until Mole bakes a special springtime surprise for his friend. It is the perfect way to wake. This book is a lovely way to celebrate the changing of the seasons. A must-have read for any Kindergarten library.

Shake a Leg, Egg! By Curt Cyrus

A family of geese anxiously waits for their last gosling to hatch. The other animals enjoy the spring sunshine, but the geese watch and wait for their new arrival. Finally, the egg hatches, and the baby geese join in the fun. This playful book celebrates the excitement and anticipation of a new baby, with beautiful illustrations of the animals in their natural habitat. Perfect for Springtime reading.

Mud by Mary Lyn Ray

Most young children love to splash in puddles and play with mud. Ray’s simple poem captures the joy of seeing winter slowly melt into the mud. We watch a child’s yellow boots and red socks transform into muddy feet and toes. This book is perfect for any young reader who loves getting dirty!

Lola Plants a Garden by Anna McQuinn

A lovely spring offering from the author of the delightful Lola books. In this story, Lola learns about gardening when she reads a collection of garden poems with her mother. She decides to plant a garden with her mother and wait for the flowers to grow. Waiting is challenging, as your Kindergarten students all know. A charming tale about the joys of gardening, waiting patiently and celebrating with friends. This would be the perfect story to read if you plan to plant seeds with your students.

Spring Books for Kids

Because of an Acorn by Lola M. Schaefer

“Because of an Acorn” is a beautiful picture book about the life cycle of an acorn. But it goes so much further than that. Children will learn how one acorn can impact an entire ecosystem. From one acorn comes a tree. From the tree comes shelter, food, and maybe even a forest of trees. Everything is interconnected. What a great way to learn about ecosystems and food chains.

Flower Garden by Eve Bunting

A young girl plants a garden in the window box of her apartment as a surprise for her mother’s birthday. The box is full of pansies, tulips, daffodils, geraniums, and daisies. The family celebrates with a cake and candles. This book is an excellent example of how spring comes everywhere, even into the city. It is also a great way to show children that gardens can grow anywhere.

Busy Spring: Nature Wakes Up by Sean Taylor

Two children and their father explore their backyard and observe different plants and animals coming to life. Each page features beautiful illustrations of other creatures responding to the warmer weather and longer days. This book is worth leaving out for students to look through themselves.

A New Beginning: Celebrating the Spring Equinox by Wendy Pfeffer

The Spring equinox has been celebrated by many different cultures through the ages. It happens when days begin to lengthen, animals give birth to their young, and the growing season begins.
A New Beginning tells how different cultures worldwide celebrate the spring equinox. The book also explains what causes spring and talks about changes we can expect to see when the spring season arrives.

Sorting Through Spring by Lizann Flatt

An excellent book that teaches about the patterns and rhythms of nature during the spring season. The book is filled with colorful illustrations that depict various animals in their natural habitats. Each page features a math question about a different aspect of spring, from counting raindrops to identifying patterns in schools of fish. This book is a great way to combine reading and math.

Spring books for children

Crinkle, Crackle, CRACK, It’s Spring by Marion Dane Bauer

There are strange noises in the night. They wake up a child who goes downstairs and finds a bear in the yard. The Bear explains it’s time, and they embark on a quest to discover the source of the strange noises. They journey through the forest and are quickly joined by more animals, creating a happy parade to welcome the spring. This book is a delightful way to celebrate the arrival of Springtime.

The Thing About Spring by Daniel Kirk

This funny book is about a group of friends who are excited about spring, but Rabbit is not. He is convinced that spring is bound to bring trouble because it rains all the time and the days are much too long. However, his friends quickly point out all the good things about spring, like warmer days and blooming flowers. In the end, Rabbit’s friends convince him that there are many good things about spring.

It’s Spring by Susan Swan

A young boy uses all his senses to experience the different aspects of spring. He feels soft buds, hears the birds chirping, and smells spring flowers. He also notices that the days are getting longer, and it is warmer. The book also includes a list of spring nature activities. This book can springboard into discussions about what you can hear, see, smell and feel in spring.

Good-bye Winter, Hello Spring by Kazuo Iwamura

Three squirrels follow the melting snow to explore where it goes. They end up stranded on a log in the middle of a lake before being brought safely back to shore by some ducks. They are reunited with their parents, who have come to find them. The book touches upon the water cycle and migration of ducks. Still, it is mainly about the adventures of the squirrels. Perfect for exploring the transition from winter to spring with young children.

Spring Stinks by Ryan T. Higgins

Bruce, the grumpy Bear, does not like spring at all. The reason? Spring stinks! However, his friend Ruth takes him on a quest to smell spring scents, including green grass and woodsy trees. Things go sideways pretty quickly when Bruce smells wet moose. He does not like wet moose! Bruce is still grumpy at the end of the book, but children find this book hilarious. It is a quick read and will get your students giggling.

Looking for some new spring books to enjoy with your kindergarten students? Look no further! We've compiled a list of our favorite titles that are sure to bring smiles to little faces. Perfect for literacy centers or circle time during spring!

Best spring books

We hope this list of picture books for spring gave you some new titles to enjoy with your students. Why not buy a few more books for your library this year? Do you have any favorite picture books for spring that didn’t make the list? Share them with us in the comments below! And be sure to check our other book recommendations, perfect for any time of year.

free-alphabet-kites FREE Hop to It Alphabet Matching Game - this is such a fun spring or summer themed abc game for preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten age kids to practice letter matching #preschool #kindergarten #alphabet

Spring Alphabet Printables

This super cute, handson digraph activity is a fun way for early readers to identify digraphs for kids! In these flower digraph games students will make flowers by matching the petals to the digraph. This digraph kindergarten is way better than boring digraph worksheets! Simply print pdf file with  digraph activities for first grade.  Spring Digraph Puzzles flower sight-word-mazes FREE Spring Short I Puzzles - this is such a fun way for preschool, kindergarten, and first grade kids to practice short i words while improving early literacy skills with a fun activity #shorti #kindergarten #literacy

Spring Language Arts

Caterpillar CVC Words Printable Activity free printable spring bubble word family games Planting Carrots CVC Activity for Kindergarten Make practicing Dolch sight words fun with this frog themed Printable Sight Word Games. This sight word board games uses grade 2 sight words to make a fun 2nd grade sight words game. This sight word games works great independently or with a group of kids to make learning sight words fun for grade 1 children! Simply print pdf file with free printable sight word games and you are ready to play and learn with this free sight word games perfect for your next frog theme or spring theme!

spring skip counting math craft for kindergarten and first graders FREE Insect Telling Time Puzzles Counting bugs coloring book bug math spuzzles

Spring Math Activities

Flower Shape Playdough Mats for preschool and kindergarten age kids Free Make 10 Seeds Activity I Spy Farm Animals Printable

Spring Math Activity

bingo marker spring worksheets  FREE Fruit Loop Color Matching Umbrellas Celebrate the first day of spring by printing out one of these super cute, FREE Printable Bookmarks. These are such an easy way to get kids excited about reading! Kids will be come confident in their artist abilities as they work through these easy, free printable, SPRING Step by Step Drawings for Kids. These are perfect for preschool, pre k, kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd grade students. The drawing worksheets include how to draw a bee, bird, birdhouse, flower, tulip, butterfly, caterpillar, ladybug, nest, and umbrella.

Spring Printables

 This beautiful butterfly craft for kids helpds kids explore science by making stunning chromatography butterflies! This easy butterfly craft is fun for preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and 4th graders. Besides creating a fun butterfly craft idea, you will learn about chromatography for kids. This is a fun coffee fitler craft, spring science experiment or summer activity for kids! Teach electricity for kids with this fun lemon clock project. In this lemon electricity experiment children will discover how acidic lemon juic conducts electricity. WOW your children with this lemon experiment is fun for preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and 4th graders. Keep reading to find out how to make a lemon clock at home! Helping children gras the concept of solid liquid gas for kids is tricky - students learn best by seeing and touching and you can't do either with gas. This states of matter for kids project allows you to EASILY introduce  the 3 states of matter for kids using balloons! This solid liquid gas kindergarten, pre-k, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, and up is perfect for summer learning, science lesson, and more. WE've also included a wy to turn this into a density experiment for kids as well!Plus don't miss the printable states of matter worksheet pdf to explore the concept further! Even your reluctant learner will get excited to try this easy science experiment where you will product a HUGE erruption! In this classic Mentos and Soda Experiment you will mix a couple simple materials to produce a chemical reaction. This mentos in Coke project is a MUST TRY for kids of all ages from preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and 4th graders too. Even adults love trying the coke and mentos experiment. Don't worry, we'll give you the diet coke and mentos experiment results explained so you get all the learning out of this fun summer activity for kids!

Spring Science

These science projects and spring science experiments are perfect for indoor or outdoor!

Plant Life Cycles for kids  parts of a plant flipbook   Here is a fun way to turn a trip to the zoo into a fun, educational sceince field trip! These zoo field trip worksheet will help your kids to explore the zoo more in-depth.  We've included zoo animals worksheet for first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade students. Plus preschool zoo activities including zoo coloring pages perfect for toddler, preschool, and pre-k students. Finally create an animal report where kindergarten and elementary age students can draw animals they see and write down interesting information too. Simply print pdf file with zoo animal printables and you are ready to play and learn!

Spring Science Worksheets

These free science printables are a grea way to learn about the parts of a plant, plant life cycles, animal life cycles, to take along as zoo field trip worksheets, and more!

If you are looking for ideas for cute homemade bird feeders you have come to the right spot. We have LOTS of clever bird feeders to make with kids. From pinecone, milk jug, and suet DIY bird feeder ideas to bird feeder crafts too. These easy bird feeders include lots of projects for preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and 4th graders too. The hardest part is figuring out which DIY bird feeder for kids to make first! bubble-wrap-rain-craft-for-spring Kids of all ages will have fun making this cheerful Bunny Craft perfect for springtime or as an easter bunny crafts. You will love the clever way this toilet paper roll bunny uses a paper roll in a completely different way than most bunny crafts for preschoolers!  This easter craft for kids is perfect for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and first grade students.  pasta butterfly craft

Spring Crafts for Preschoolers

Your kids are going to want to try these fun springtime craft projects.

Name printable flower craft We came up this fun twist on spin art paint to make a beautiful flower craft for kids. This spring craft is perfect for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and first grade students. Children will love that this process art project makes a one-of-a-kind design perfect for making pretty flower crafts for prsechoolers. These coffee filter flowers preschool make truly beautiful flower projects for spring!These EASY Mason Jar Lid Crafts are such a fun, beautiful flower summer craft that is fun-to-make and simply stunning! This flower crafts for kids will keep your favorite flowers preserved to enjoy all summer long. Make this mason jar lid suncatcher with preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and 4th graders.  So grab some flowers and start making these crafts using mason jar lids. 

Flower Crafts for Kids

Looking for a fun summer activity for kids? You are going to love blowing colorful snake bubble. This sock bubbles activity is super simple and such an easy summer activity idea for toddlder, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd graders too. It takes blowing bakcyard bubles to a new level making long, colorful snakes with a simple technique using a sock and a plastic bottle. You've got to try this bubble snake experiment. Looking for a fun, engaging pasta craft? This pretty stained glass pasta project has so many different possibilities to let your children explore their creativity, create something unique and beautiful, and strengthen coordination with those little hands. In this pasta art you will use dyed pasta to creat a beautiful stained glass craft. This stained glass art for kids is perfect for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd graders.Spring is the time for field trips to the local zoo. In an attempt to make our homeschool field trips extra fun (and educational) I created these super cute, zoo scavenger hunt templates. We have lots of choices with these zoo scavenger hunt printable pack to accomidate kids of all ages from toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten to elementary age students in first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade students. Whether you use the simple animal scavenger hunt or learn about endagered animals or animal habitats in one of these zoo scavenger hunt ideas - kids will have fun learning about zoology in science. Simply print free printable scavenger hunt pdf file and you are ready to learn about animals with this printable scavenger hunt at your local zoo. Homemade Bubble Solution for GIANT Bubbles - simple and amazing diy bubbles recipe for toddler, preschool, and children of all ages for fun summer activities for kids. A must add to your summer bucket list

Spring Activities for Kids

Looking for some new spring books to enjoy with your kindergarten students? Look no further! We've compiled a list of our favorite titles that are sure to bring smiles to little faces. Perfect for literacy centers or circle time during spring!

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