spring lessons for homeschoolers

Spring Lessons for Homeschoolers

Spring is finally here! The birds are singing, the crocuses are sprouting up, and the longer days have arrived. Spring is by far my favorite season, a time of renewal and rebirth, a season of refreshment. The entire landscape seems to be saying “come, enjoy me again!” And so you should. As homeschoolers, we can fully enjoy each spring day, taking the time to get out and about, to make mudpies and plant gardens, and to fully enjoy this amazing season during the school day. Here are 20 exciting and engaging spring lessons for homeschoolers that will put the spring in your step and the wonder back in your children’s eyes!

Spring Lessons for Elementary

  1. Jump into science by getting an early start on planting your spring garden. This website Edibleschoolyard.org has a treasure trove of garden lesson plans just waiting for your learners and some soil!
  2. Even spelling gets spruced up with these Spring homeschool lessons, including Egg-cellent spelling printables!
  3. Celebrate Easter with these Easter inspired science experiments. Your students will love walking on eggs and crystal eggs!
  4. Pick flowers and do a flower dissection with lab report using the lesson from homeschoolscientist.com.
  5. Study the birds in your backyard or at a local nature preserve. Then create these easy to make bird feeders and hang them to enjoy even more feathered friends!
  6. Take a hike after you make a homemade nature journal. Use these free printables and ideas from homemakeingwithaheart.com or this nature observation printable from homeschoolscientist.com.
  7. Complete a unit study with a spring theme. Think ducks, flowers, gardening, grass, migration, etc. Check out books from your library for every age and grade and create posters or lap books with your findings. Be sure to include drawings, poems, science experiments, etc. in your spring unit. Here are 40 ideas to get you started from lifeofahomeschoolmom.com.
  8. Grow in your math understanding through graphing! Grow plants from different seeds and graph their height over three weeks. Then enjoy planting them outdoors and, later, eating the fruits of your labor.
  9. Plan a garage sale to rid your house of unwanted items. Older children can plan for and run the garage sale gathering and tagging items, and operate the sale while younger children can run a lemonade stand. This is a great way to teach math and economic principles such as budgeting, supply and demand, addition and subtraction, and money and make some extra cash for your summer vacation.
  10. Don’t forget to include art in your spring homeschool lessons. Little ones will enjoy these 50 spring art projects that are full of color and creativity!

Spring Lessons for Middle and High School

  1. Study famous paintings with spring themes and then recreate them yourselves! Start with these amazing beauties.
  2. Study the life cycle of plants or birds. Create a trifold board or poster to show what you’ve learned.
  3. Complete one of these Easter themed science experiments for older learners. Be sure to do a lab report and refresher on the Scientific Method!
  4. Study spring inspired poetry then write a few lines yourselves. Put on a spring reader’s theater over a special picnic lunch and read one another your spring inspired verses!
  5. Study the history of calendars and tracking the seasons by the movement of the sun. Then create your own Stonehenge.
  6. Enroll your learner in a class at your local nature center. Think beekeeping, preservation, and conservation, or recycling methods! Be sure to log the hours.
  7. Jump into Greek mythology by researching Persephone, the goddess of the underworld and spring growth. Pick up one of Rick Riorden’s adventurous books featuring Greek and Roman mythological figures for a great read on rainy spring days.
  8. Honeybees are in danger! Watch this captivating video about the “Silence of the Honeybees.” Then have your middle or high schooler write a persuasive essay about why and how to solve this problem.
  9. Use time this spring to start planning for summer. Have your older students narrow down your summer vacation spot, map out the trip, search for deals, prepare the budget, etc. This will give you all something to look forward to during the spring rain showers!
  10. Send your middle or high schooler to a local farm to volunteer and shadow a farmer. Generate a list of questions about the local economy, agricultural systems, climate and weather impact, etc. to take along. Then, armed with the answers, have your student write an essay or complete a project about what he/she learned. Take it even further by challenging your student to start his/her farm stand using vegetables and fruit grown on a farm you plant together!

This is just the start of the many ways you can celebrate and learn from spring as a homeschooling family. Our family is so excited to enjoy the warm weather, bright days, and colorful growth that this season brings. So get up, get out and get busy with these bright spring homeschool lessons for all ages.

What are you most excited to do as a family this spring? Tell us in a comment below!

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