Spring Activities and Resources to Promote Literacy

Regardless of where kids are on their reading journey, there are countless ways to boost their literacy this spring. Here are some easy ideas for kids to try at home or for teachers to incorporate into the classroom.

Free Printables

The free printables linked here will make a great packet for kids to work on at home over spring break—or anytime!


Download our Spring Color-Your-Own Bookmarks PDF

Color-Your-Own Spring Bookmarks 

Kids will love to color and decorate these spring-themed bookmarks to make reading even more fun!

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Download our Spring Scavenger Hunt PDF

Spring Scavenger Hunt 

Have kids practice reading and writing while completing this fun Spring Scavenger Hunt. They’ll get some fresh air too!

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Download our Spring Book List PDF

Spring Book List

Encourage kids to borrow books from the library and have a big pile to choose from. See this Spring Book List for book ideas.

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Download our Winter and Spring Venn Diagram PDF

Winter-Spring Venn Diagram

What are the similarities and differences between winter and spring? Have kids complete this Winter-Spring Venn Diagram to reflect on these seasons.

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Download our Spring Bucket List PDF

Spring Bucket List

Print out this Spring Bucket List, and have kids cross off these fun, literacy-themed activities as they do them this season.

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Download our Spring Alphabetizing Activity PDF

Spring Alphabetizing Activity

Can your students alphabetize these spring-themed words?

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Download our Spring Bugs Book PDF

Build Your Own Bugs Book

Did you know flies taste with their feet? This activity includes a bunch of fun facts about bugs, which kids can use to create their very own Bug Book.

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Download our Word Butterfly PDF

Word Butterfly

How many words can you make from the letters in "butterfly"? Have kids complete this Butterfly Word Activity to find out.

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Download our Spring Word Search and Fill in the Blank PDF

Spring Word Games

Can you find all the words in this spring-themed word search? Print it off and have the kids find out! Then, use the words to complete this fun fill-in-the-blank worksheet that's sure to boost vocabulary.

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Splat-o-Nym Vocabulary App

Learning new words has never been so much fun! Download the Splat-o-Nym vocabulary app for the iPad, which keeps kids entertained while boosting their vocabulary. Kids can try a free version of this game or purchase to get the full experience. Note that this app is only available for iPads, not smartphones or other devices.

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15 Ways to Boost Literacy This Spring

This blog describes 15 easy ways to boost literacy during spring. It describes the various activities and links to all corresponding free printables. Kids can do these activities at home, and teachers can also implement them in the classroom.

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