wanted to share about some of my favorite Spring Read Alouds and of course
there is a FREEbie just for you!! I will
also share an extension activity that you can use with each book.
thinking about my favorite read alouds for Spring and I thought I would share
them with you! These are my favorite
Spring read alouds and my students always love them.
1. Planting a Rainbow by Lois
I taught Kindergarten, this was always one of my favorite spring books.
It is a great story about a mother and child
that plants a rainbow of flowers in their family garden. This book is great for teaching colors, plant
life cycle, and seasons.
Extension Activity: You could have each student color a flower in their
favorite color. Then, take all the
flowers to make a class rainbow garden.
This is perfect for a spring bulletin board titled “Mrs. ____’s Class
Planted a Rainbow!”
2. When Spring Comes by Kevin Henkes
just love this book! It is a great story about waiting for spring. It
also talks about the changes you see from winter to spring. This book is great for teaching about spring
Extension Activity: I would guide students in comparing and contrasting
winter and spring. Students can use
sentence frames such as “In the spring…”, “In the winter…”, and “Winter and
spring are alike/different because…”.
You can use this Venn diagram freebie to have students write their ideas
3. Spring is Here by Will Hillenbrand
is a story about a mole and a bear. Mole wakes up and sees that it is spring. He tries everything that he can to get bear
to wake up. It is a cute book that your
students will love. This book is great
for teaching about spring and hibernation.
Extension Activity: I would do a writing activity and let students
respond to the prompt “To wake up bear, I would…”.
4. Finding Spring by Carin Berger
story is about a little bear that is in search of spring. When it is time for him to go to sleep for
the winter, he sneaks out in search of spring.
This book is great for teaching about seasons, hibernation, and animals
Extension Activity: The little bear saw many things in the winter and
spring. As a class, brainstorm things
you see in the winter and spring and make an anchor chart.
5. Abracadabra, It’s Spring! By Anne
story is about the magic of spring. In
the book, students will see changes that happen from winter to spring such as
birds hatching, butterflies coming out of cocoons, and trees blooming leaves. This is a great book for teaching about
Extension Activity: I would have students to work on their predicting skills. The book has the way things looked in
winter. Then you can open up the page to
see the change. I would have students
predict what they think the spring change will be.
hope you enjoyed learning about my favorite Spring books and got some good
ideas. But before I go…I want to share
about my Spring Break packet. Your students
will have the opportunity to keep their learning going over spring break. I
needed something NO PREP for my students and I created them a packet for Spring
Break. This Spring Break packet is for students to enjoy over their Spring
Break vacation! With this packet, you
can keep the learning going!!! This NO
PREP workbook includes a week of engaging activities for you to print and send
home with students. There are 5 days
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