Are you loving spring? It’s such a beautiful time of year, and there are lots of crafting inspirations all around from butterflies to cute and fluffy sheep!
Our newest craft is a fun one perfect for springtime or when the kids are learning about nursery rhymes! They can recite the rhyme while making this adorable baa baa black sheep craft.
Keep the fun going this season with some more cool spring crafts. There are lots of great projects to choose from, so kids won’t have a chance to get bored!
Easy Black Sheep Craft
Not only is this craft great for kids to practice using scissors, fine motor skills, and following directions, it introduces them to rhymes. Rhyming is a great way for kids to improve their language skills by teaching them to pronounce and spell words.
Your kids will love to include our black sheep in their next crafting session! It’s a fun craft to put together, and we make it easy for you to prepare by providing a free template. All you’ll need is a few basic crafting supplies like paper, scissors, and glue.
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Sheep template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)
Download the sheep template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Begin by gluing the eyes just below each of the eyebrows.
Take the head fluff and glue it to the top of the sheep’s head.
Place the sheep’s head near on end of the sheep’s body and glue it in place.
Finish up by gluing the legs to the bottom of the sheep’s body, on the backside.
Now that your kiddos have finished their black sheep craft, make sure to check out the top animal crafts we have available. We’re sure there’s more they will love to make!
Spring Ideas For Kids
Keep the fun going with some more spring crafts and activities! We have lots of ideas that kids will enjoy. Not only are these projects fun, but educational, so kids have fun learning.
Keep reading below for some spring ideas to get you started.
Spring Books For Kids
As parents, we all want what’s best for our children, right? Well, one of the best things you can do for your little ones is to read to them!
It’s a fantastic way to stimulate their minds and advance their early childhood development. Children who are read to regularly have a bigger vocabulary, better attention spans, and stronger cognitive skills.
Also, reading books together can help children develop empathy and emotional intelligence, as they learn about different characters and their experiences. So, grab a book, snuggle up with your kiddos, and give them the gift of a lifetime of learning and enrichment!
Too Many Carrots: This adorable book about a rabbit with way too many carrots will have your kids giggling! When he loads on too many that he can’t even go in his house, he’s on the hunt for somewhere to live. Read what happens as his friends try to help. This book is cute and has a great message of sharing!
Pete The Cat and the Cool Caterpillar: Pete’s new friend is a caterpillar! But when his best buddy goes missing, Pete has to find out what happened to him. He soon realizes he’s going to need a lot of patience to discover what exactly happened to his caterpillar!
I Don’t Want To Be A Frog: Little frog wants to be anything but, you guessed it, a frog. He tries his hand at being a cat, rabbit, pig, and owl, but he just can’t manage to be like them. All along the way, his dad encourages him to just be a frog, but it’s not until he has a surprise run-in with a wolf that he rethinks what it means to be a frog.
Spring Crafts For Kids
Crafting is a fun way for kids to gain essential skills while being creative. When kids craft, they develop fine motor skills, as well as learn to recognize shapes, colors, and patterns
Completing projects teaches kids to plan and visualize designs which helps them to gain problem-solving skills. Choose some of the spring crafts below to add to your child’s day!
Ladybug Toilet Paper Roll Craft – Spring has sprung and the insects are starting to buzz around. Have kids make one of our favorite insects by recycling a toilet paper tube into a cute and vibrant red ladybug.
Frog Name Craft – Jump on over to our lily pad to get in on this fun craft. This frog helps kids learn to spell their names by arranging the lily pads in the correct order. This craft is also great for practicing letter recognition, fine motor skills, and scissor skills.
Butterfly Shape Craft – Don’t be a square, learn shapes with this fun craft! Kids will love seeing their beautiful butterflies come together by combining basic shapes like circles, ovals, and rectangles. Grab the free template to get started crafting today!
Paper Plate Sun – Your little rays of sunshine will be beaming once they’ve made their cute sun out of a plain paper plate! Making this sun is a chance for kids to use paint and paintbrushes on a fun and cheery art project.
Spring Activities For Kids
Build on beginning literacy and fine motor skills with our butterfly worksheets. Kids will practice recognizing uppercase and lowercase Bb’s when they make their way through the letter maze.
On the handwriting page, kids will practice forming Bb’s correctly with the help of the dotted line as well as the word, “butterfly”. Finally, they’ll label a butterfly with pieces they cut and paste in place.
Kids will have a blast using their scissors on these bee cutting practice worksheets. These bee-themed worksheets will help kids to master using scissors when they cut along the dotted lines and cut out the correct answers. These sheets also teach counting, matching, and problem-solving.
These spring color by number pages combine our favorite activity of coloring with numbers. As kids color in the numbers with the correct corresponding color, the picture comes to life before their eyes.
In this set of worksheets, there are 7 different spring illustrations kids will love to color in. Grab the crayons and these pages for some fun this spring!
I spy with my little eye some fun spring I Spy printables! These sheets are a great way for kids to improve their observation, counting, focus, and memory.
This printable set comes with 6 different pages filled with beautiful spring images. Depending on your child’s skill level, there are easy versions where kids count from 1 to 5 and hard versions counting from 6 to 10.
Share With Us
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For a chance to have your child’s craft featured, simply snap a picture of the completed project and post it to our Facebook page, email it to us directly by clicking here, or use #simpleeverydaymom on your social media!
More Spring Activities
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Sheep template
- Download the sheep template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Begin by gluing the eyes just below each of the eyebrows.
- Take the head fluff and glue it to the top of the sheep's head.
- Place the sheep's head near on end of the sheep's body and glue it in place.
- Finish up by gluing the legs to the bottom of the sheep's body, on the backside.