Your kids will love these gorgeous spring tree crafts that use simple materials! These are perfect ideas to add to your spring activities for preschoolers.
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Are you a fan of spring? I have to admit, fall is my favorite season. But I still have a lot of love for spring, too!
There’s something about the colors coming back to the trees, and the warmer weather is always nice after a long winter. Not sure how I feel about all the pollen though.
As with every change of season, spring brings lots of opportunities to learn and create in preschool. Drawing kids’ attention to the trees changing helps them learn about different aspects of each season.
That’s where the spring tree art comes in! The children can make their observations . . . and then create what they’re seeing around them.
Spring Tree Crafts
Each of the ideas that you’ll read about below give the kids the chance to be creative! And isn’t the the point of art and crafts in preschool? YES!
In addition to the creative aspect, these tree crafts allow the children to practice some important early learning skills. Here are just a few of the concepts the kids are exploring as they make spring trees:
- Fine motor skills
- Color identification
- Following multi-step directions
- Listening skills
- Early science concepts
That list isn’t exhaustive, by any means. What are some other early learning skills your students work on with crafts?
Spring Tree Crafts for Preschoolers
Now let’s jump into some spring tree crafty fun!
You’ll find links to each of the trees pictured underneath the image. Click on the highlighted text to read about each craft project in-depth.
Torn Paper Spring Tree | Hands-On: As We Grow
Ripping, cutting, gluing, and glitter make for a sparkly and unique craft that’s simple enough for toddlers, too.
Cherry Blossom Pom Pom Trees | Play Trains
Pompoms and pipe cleaners are all you need to start this super creative cherry tree! You can expand the activity to be part of a small world or use it as a fine motor activity.
Colorful Spring Branch Craft | Inner Child Fun
Colorful tissue paper makes for a bright and cheerful spring tree! Lots of fine motor opportunities, too.
Cotton Swab Spring Tree | Teach Preschool
Lots of concentration goes into this spring tree craft. I love how carefully the paint is applied with cotton swabs!
Blooming Tree with Packing Peanuts | Creative Connections for Kids
The kids will get a kick out of using such a unique material to make their spring trees.
Paper Mache Spring Tree | Learning 4 Kids
Use simple materials to make a very impressive, 3-D spring tree. It’s large enough to be used in a dramatic play area when finished. I especially love the messy play ideas involved in creating the tree!
Spring Tree Art
Well, I couldn’t stop there! I found a few more spring tree crafts that I just had to share with you.
I love that there are so many different options available. Take a peek at the materials you have on-hand, grab the kids, and get creating!
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Spring Blossom Tree Craft | NurtureStore
Use flowers, twigs, and other items from nature to paint a beautiful and unique spring tree craft.
Broccoli Print Blossom Tree | The Imagination Tree
Who would have thought to use broccoli as part of spring tree crafts?! The broccoli prints really do look like tree trunks and branches!
Flowery Tree Spring Craft | Fantastic Fun and Learning
I love how this spring tree incorporates real bits of trees! The kids can explore a few different art techniques as they craft and paint.
Colorful Spring Art Project | How Wee Learn
This one uses a different technique than I’ve seen, where you paint the blossoms first and then add the tree later.
Any spring tree arts and crafts that I should add to the list? I’m always on the lookout for new ideas, so feel free to drop your ideas in the comments below.
Materials for Spring Themed Art Projects
Now, all you have to do is decide on which projects will work best for your students and gather the materials. You’ll need different materials for each project. But here is a list of some items that will come in handy for all of your spring related art projects (I may get commissions for purchases made through links in this post):
- Coffee filters
- Liquid watercolors
- Pastel paints
- Watercolor paints
- Construction paper
- Cotton balls
- Assorted tissue paper
- Pipe cleaners
- Paint brushes
- Glue sticks
These are just some of the many things that can be used for all of your spring art projects. In fact, most of these materials are staples in the preschool classroom that can be used year-round! Here are some of my absolute favorite brands and products:
Spring Resources for Preschool Teachers
If you’re looking to save some time planning for preschool, be sure to pop over to Preschool Teacher 101. You’ll find a bevy of done-for-you resources like preschool lesson plans, math and STEM activities, and literacy packs. Check out our membership options for even more ways to save your time.
If your students loved the spring tree crafts, they’re sure to enjoy these preschool lesson plans. Click on the photos below for more information about each specific resource:
Spring Books for Preschoolers
I couldn’t leave without sharing some springy book ideas for you! Here are a few that would be great to read with the kids as you’re exploring spring and spring trees.
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Originally posted April 4, 2015.