I have put
together some of my favorite ideas and activities for April.
There are ideas to cover all areas of the curriculum. I
have included things for April Fool, Spring, Easter, Earth Day,
several activities for studying plants and lots of other fun
things. I hope that you
enjoy using them as much as I have over the years. All
patterns are included with PDF files that make it very easy to
copy and use in your classroom. Detailed directions are
also provided with each of the activities shown on this page.
The cost for all of the ideas is $15. There is a 10%
discount for purchasing two monthly packages--2 for $27. See details at the
bottom of the page.
Please let me
know if you have any questions. You may contact me at: lcritchell @kinderteacher. com (no space between letters.)
Start the month off with
this fun April Fool activity!
different calendars are provided for children to complete.
One calendar has dotted lined numbers to help students.
The second one only has the first and last number.
This is for students who are able to write numbers from
1-30. The PDF files are clear copies of the
calendar. I apologize for the poor sample calendar
Bingo is a great game to
play for developing listening skills, vocabulary building
and small motor skills. Students cut out the
pictures and make their own unique Bingo card. It's a
great game to play all during the spring months.
Picture card and blank grid are provided in a PDF file.
little bumble bees were so cute all displayed on our spring bulletin
board. They would also work as a May Day basket to hold flowers.
All of the patterns and directions are given in a PDF file
that make it easy to copy and make with your class.
This is a great follow-up activity after
reading "The Runaway Bunny." The blank story writing
paper is given with a book cover in a PDF file to
make a class book with your students.
Bunny hats are made with
pastel colors of construction paper for any Easter or
Make spring lambs to
celebrate spring. These make a cute bulletin board
and are great to save for memory books.
Directions and four
different shaped vase patterns are given to make these
Pussy-Willows with your students.
Patterned Egg Homework
Directions, patterns, and
ideas are given for this egg decorating home project.
A letter to the parents is also provided giving
directions and ideas to help
decorate the egg.
Bunny and Duck Picture-Poem
This is a fun little
bunny/duck that has a
little poem to go along with the activity. If you
turn the picture one way, it looks like a duck. Then,
if you turn it the other way, it looks like a duck! The
patterns and directions are given in PDF file format to
copy and use with your students.
Another fun project for a plant
unit is making a little book and illustrating with your students.
Parts of a
Making a diagram of seed is
a great way to teach the parts of a seed. All of the
patterns and directions are provided in a PDF file to make
the diagram of a seed with your students.
Lima Bean Book
This is a great follow-up activity
to go along with the above diagram of the lima bean seed.
It is written in a Brown Bear format to help students learn how a
plant develops from a seed to bean plant. It is written in simple, emergent
reader level text to make it easy for student to read and track.
This is a emergent reader that repeats "the" on each
page to reinforce high frequency words. Students illustrate
and write one word on each page. Copies can easily be made
with each page in PDF files.
Parts of a
Plant Paper Bag Project
Kids love making this paper
bag diagram. It's a fun way to teach the parts of a
Parts of a
Plant Bulletin Board
This is a bulletin board that we made
for our plant unit. Directions, patterns and bulletin
board title banner are given that make it super easy to
copy and complete with your students.
Make a cute Easter card! An
insert for writing and illustrating the inside is
also provided in a PDF file.
This is a cute little
ducky card that is great for parents or to share with
Kids love making these
fun little Bunny treat bags for Spring. You can
fill them with grass and eggs. They are also
great for party favor bags, too!
Spring Egg Book
This is a six page
student made book that reinforces the high frequency
word "is" on each page. Students illustrate
each page and add a word. Such a fun way to
work on high frequency words!
Celebrate Earth Day on
April 22nd with a fun clean up the earth activity.
This is a fun art project
that is great way to use photos of students. Or, just
use a contrasting circle if you don't want to use photos.
"My Favorite April Ideas"
package with all of the ideas listed on this page is
available for purchase for $15. I hope that these
ideas will also become some of your favorites, too!
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