This season is the perfect time to be inspired by nature and the world around us and what could be a better way to do it than with gorgeous and easy spring activities for toddlers?
These ideas are simple, cheerful and achievable, always important when you are doing an activity with younger kids!
Help them to be inspired by the changing season while you share some special time together.
Spring Activities for Toddlers
Because this is quite a long list I’ve split it into three sections to make it easier to navigate spring crafts for toddlers, spring sensory play ideas for toddlers and easy spring activities for toddlers.
There’s currently 48 activities in this round up but I’ve got quite a few activities planed at the moment so it’s likely that this list will grow over the next few months.
As you’ll know there’s a lot of difference between what a one year old and a three year old is able to do so take a look through our ideas to find the ones that are right for your child and most importantly with the things that they are interested in too!
As with all toddler activities you will need to supervise your child taking especial care around things such as scissors and small items such as buttons or beads which can pose a choking hazard.You’ll find each of the activities listed in the order that they appear in the corresponding image below, of course there’s far more ideas than you’ll just see in the pictures so make sure to have a good look through all three lists!
Want to make sure you have all of these great ideas to hand when you need them? Make sure you bookmark this page or pin an image or two so you don’t forget about them spring lasts a long time and it’s good to have lots of fun ways to keep the kids entertained!
Spring Crafts for Toddlers
Rainbow crafts are perfect for spring and this tissue paper rainbow from There’s Just One Mommy looks super cheerful.
This paper plate sun is one that my kids made together when my daughter was one and my son was four.
Paper plate crafts are really good for toddlers and of course it certainly helps that they’re a really cheap craft materail too. This fingerprint flower craft from My Bored Toddler is really cute!
We made this easy butterfly craft with me creating the butterflies and them being a fun different kind of texture for my daughter to paint.
Speaking of different kinds of thing to paint, have you tried painting with celery? If not this spring flowers craft from 123 Homeschool For Me is a great place to start.
This saltdough flower bowl from The Art Kit is really pretty and would make a lovely keepsake too.
Duplo is a really good printing material for toddlers and you’ll know already that it’s a good one for their little hands to hold so why not try out this printed blossom craft that uses it. from Crafts on Sea
Try making a simple sheep craft for toddlers using pom poms.
We’ve got lots of ideas for making spring tree crafts all of which use a free template to make it super easy for you to set up.
We’ve also used one of our templates for these rainbow crafts for kids, I like the one with coloring and cotton balls.
We loved making this easy chick craft which uses a big painting material that’s perfect for small hands. My daughter loved it too and it’s one that’s popular with parents every year.
Make this yogurt pot sheep from Crafts on Sea
Grab our free printable to make this cotton ball sheep craft.
Fancy a change from using a paintbrush? Why not try these fork painted flowers from The Gingerbread House
This coffee filter flower craft from from Look We’re Learning would look cute on the front of a card.
Make a doily flower craft, perfect for using up any that you have hidden in the back of a drawer!
These mosaic flowers are a good way to practice fine motor skills and older toddlers can practice simple scissor skills too.
Make some bleeding tissue paper flowers following this tutorial from School Time Snippets.
Toilet paper tube crafts are another that are always popular with toddlers and preschoolers as you know they’re a materials that you’re likely to always have to hand. Why not try out these toilet paper roll flowers from The Best Ideas for Kids.
Create this cute spring birds nest craft from Buggy and Buddy together.
These cork butterflies from Red Ted Art look like really good fun to create.
Explore learning about colors with these coffee filter butterflies from Red Ted Art
We made this simple ladybug craft that’s perfect for toddlers to make using cottons swabs / q-tips.
Make this finger painting rainbow from My Bored Toddler
Butterfly painting for toddlers from My Bored Toddler
I love the use of tissue and feathers in this CD chick craft from Happy Hooligans
Spring Sensory Play Ideas for Toddlers
Sensory bins are great for toddlers to play with and this spring themed one from Buggy and Buddy looks amazing
Fancy something a little more contained? Try out this spring flower sensory bottle from Kids Craft Room.
Goop is a great sensory material to try out with toddlers as it’s both cheap and easy to create. Try out this wildflower goop that we made using flowers we found in our backyard.
Our frozen flowers are so simple to make and so pretty! We had fun slowly getting the flowers out of the ice too.
This ladybug sensory play from Little Worlds Big Adventures is perfect for spring sensory activities.
A parents of toddlers a lot of us have playdough at home and this playdough flower garden from Little Worlds Big Adventures is a really fun way to use it.
My toddler loved this spring flower sensory soup and it was a great excuse to get outdoors too.
I love the cute rubber duck that’s been added to this pond sensory bin from In Our Pond.
Try this easy spring sensory play idea from Mama Smiles
This spring sensory bin from Teaching Mama looks gorgeous but I also love the way that they’ve used it to help learn about counting too.
Nurturestore has a fun sensory play tub with carrots that would be perfect for imaginary play.
The spring sensory bottles from Lemon Lime Adventures look really easy to make.
Easy Spring Activities for Toddlers
The colors in this rainbow rainy day art from Rhythms of Play look absolutely gorgeous!
Create an easy bird feeder together.
Find out how to set up a creative invitation to create a birds nest following this tutorial by Little Worlds Big Adventures.
These toddler made spring suncatchers from Fun At Home With Kids look amazing and would be a great way to brighten up a room.
Make this spring art project from Happy Hooligans using craft foam pieces.
Have you tried making a rain cloud in a jar? This tutorial from Homeschool Preschool looks perfect for spring.
This flower garden sticky wall is one that we made and really enjoyed, it’s a fun way to get hands on with natural materials.
Putting together the final bits of our coffee filter flowers that you can see in the first collage on this page might be one for grown ups but the main part of the activity is process art that would be totally suitable for toddlers and the final result is super pretty and perfect for spring.
Grab our free Roll A Rainbow playdough mat game.
Try some spring printing with recyclables from Teach Me Mommy.
Free spring learning pack from Homeschool Preschool.
Learn how to teach kids about germination with this post from Little Sprouts Learning.
Educators will like these spring ideas for the preschool classroom from Trillium Montessori.
This nature weaving activity from Mosswood Connections is a great excuse to get outdoors.
Try making a DIY worm box like this from In Our Pond.
Buggy and Buddy’s flower exploration centre looks really easy to set up.
Grab these ladybug lifecycle colouring pages from Crystal and Comp
Grab our outdoor scavenger hunt for toddlers that they can color in.
Make these gorgeous nature paintbrushes from Messy Little Monster
More toddler friendly activities
This round up of Summer activities for toddlers has over 35 ideas your kids will love!
Want more ideas for spring activities? I’ve got over 50 spring activities for preschoolers here that would be perfect!
Or why not check out my round up of 35 Mothers Day crafts and cards that toddlers can make (with some gorgeous keepsakes too!)