This spring we’re combining practical reading and writing with gorgeous nature journalling, and fun hands-on literacy games. Here’s what you’ll find in the Seasons School Spring Learning literacy resources.
Spring literacy activities that are fun!
We have a particular focus on Literacy on Fridays in our Spring Workshop but as the whole programme criss-crosses the traditional curriculum, as it’s centred on project-based learning, literacy is woven all through the four weeks.
We have a particular focus on Literacy on Fridays in our week by week plan, but you can use these activities at anytime to suit your needs. You’ll also find a selection of letter and word activities here that you can dip into throughout the season, to help your children develop their reading and writing, whatever stage they are at.
Week by Week Literacy Projects
Easter Egg Alphabet printables – upper and lower case, plus ideas on how to use them
Spring Literacy Activities
Here are lots of spring-themed literacy activities that you can use throughout the season.
You can adapt them to suit the stage of literacy that your child is learning at. Very young children may be focused on making marks and recognising letter, then working on writing letters and recognising their own name, then working on spelling and their own writing.
There’s no rush, so go with your child. Some families choose not to offer structured literacy activities, and some families love them, so please feel free to use, adapt, or not use these ideas, to suit your own child.
If you do like these kind of activities, you can offer them at different times through the season, so your children can meet, practise and master skills over time. They are playful, hands-on and appealing to the senses, and can make playing with reading and writing lots of fun.
You can print your egg alphabet here.
Use them for a treasure hunt indoors or outdoors – find all the letters in your name or all the letters in the alphabet.
Use the upper and lower case eggs and match them up.
Can you unscrambled the eggs to spell your name?
Sort your upper and lower case letters between baskets.
Or sort letters in your name and letters not in your name.
Decorate your own basket and collect all the letters in your name.
Use the eggs with the spring writing tray to copy the shapes and orientation of the letters.
Use them for individual letters and spellings.
Younger children don’t have to use letters – encourage them to make marks and perhaps copy patterns. You can try some of the shapes that they will later use to write letters: lines, curves and squiggles.
Make a set of letter eggs using a white pen on plastic eggs. Write the upper case letters on one half, the lower case letters on the other half. Hide them in a sensory tub and see if you can find them and match them together.
Make word family eggs. Write the stem sound on one half, and a variety of completing letters on the other half. Twist around the egg and read aloud each word. You could write them out in your spring writing tray.
You can find a list of word families here.