Your students will love this spring printable book. Like all of the printable books here on Fun-A-Day, it lets the kids explore important early literacy concepts in an engaging way.
Emergent readers let young children act as authors and illustrators, which makes the concept of reading every more interesting. And rereading the books they make (over and over and over!) allows the kids to extend the literacy learning.
So this spring, consider incorporating the seasonal book into your literacy planning. Your students are sure to get a lot out of the process.
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Be sure to grab your own copy of the printable spring book at the bottom of this post. It’s easy to prep, too, which is a bonus in my book.
Spring Printable Book
No doubt the kids (like us) are excited for spring, so why not turn this into an opportunity to practice reading? There are 2 versions of this printable emergent reader available. In both, the kids can read several things they might like about spring. And in the second version, they can practice writing the word, “like”.
This printable book is the spring companion book to my winter printable book, so be sure to add both to your emergent reader library!
What You Need to Make the Emergent Reader
Here are the supplies I typically recommend for using printable books with your preschoolers. You do not need a lot of supplies besides a printer, but sometimes you might want to mix it up a bit! For those times, I have also listed some more supplies you can gather. (I may get commissions for purchases made through links in this post.)
- Crayons or markers
- Hole punch
- Yarn or binder rings
- Laminator (optional)
- Dry erase markers
- Fake flowers
Use your imagination with this printable book. You can add in any other spring-y props and manipulatives you can think of. Maybe have all the kids blow bubbles when you get to that part in the book. Or decorate the room in lots of spring flower garlands!
However you choose to use this printable reader with your kids, they will benefit from the spring word practice. And you’ll probably get a good discussion about signs of spring going in your classroom.
How to Assemble the Spring Printable Book
It doesn’t take much to put the spring readers together! Here are the steps to get started:
- Grab your copy of the spring printable book from the bottom of this post.
- Print out however many copies of the book you’d like.
- Next, fold each page in half, making sure that the pictures are facing out.
- Then, place the pages in order with the folded edges to the right-hand side.
- Finally, staple along the left-most edge of the stack.
That’s the easiest way to get started with your books. You can hole-punch them and secure the pages with ribbon, yarn, or binder clips if you’d rather. Or even laminate the pages flat. This way you can use them to practice reading as well as for more activities.
Using the Spring Book with Your Students
The most straightforward use of the printable spring book is to assemble the book, color it, and then read it. When you’re reading with the students, let them point out letters and words they may know within the text.
Start with reading the story aloud to the children. Then let a small group sit with you and look at the book with you as you read and follow the words with your finger. Finally, once they’re comfortable, let the kids tell you the story.
A lot of young children love to read the same story over and over. They will naturally get more comfortable with the process of reading on their own.
In addition to reading the book, here are some more fun ideas for using this spring printable with your students:
- Use the second version of the book to let the kids practice writing the word “like”. They can start from scratch, or trace over the letters that you start for them.
- Include the book in a spring dramatic play activity. Let the kids act out their favorite things to do in springtime, and maybe even make up a skit to go along with the book!
- Let the kids brainstorm all their favorite signs of spring that they can think up.
- Make a spring craft that corresponds with one of the parts of the book: these coffee filter flowers are always a big hit!
- You can cut the pages apart, laminate them, and let the kids practice writing over the words with dry erase markers.
- Challenge them to count the objects on each page of the printable spring book – counting the raindrops will be a challenge!
What are the Kids Learning with Printable Books?
You may not realize just how much kids learn when they use printable books. Besides the obvious reading practice, they also get to give some other skills a go:
- Left-to-right directionality
- Printed words can be spoken out loud
- Concept of word
- Sight words
- Letter-sound correspondence
Not to mention many more skills if you choose to extend this with more activities. You can touch on fine motor, gross motor, creativity, and more!
Now that you have an idea of what you can do with this free spring printable book, be sure to print your copy out below, and then keep reading to see how you can cover all the activities you need this spring in just a few clicks.
More Spring Printables
I love sharing printables I find with you! If you are looking for more fun learning activities (aren’t we always?), you may want to bookmark some of these to try out with the kiddos this spring.
- Counting Eggs Printable Book
- Spring Pattern Block Printables
- Counting Flowers Printable Book
- Letter Matching Flower Printable
- Butterfly Life Cycle Printable Book
- Spring Snap Cube Task Cards
Exploring one topic in many different ways with your kids will keep them engaged and eager to learn. And you’ll get the satisfaction of knowing you are exposing them to lots of different skills.
Done-For-You Spring Preschool Resources
Let Preschool Teacher 101 help you spice things up while you save a lot of planning time! We have tons of comprehensive lesson plans, including this big bundle for spring, to help save you time this school year.
Click on the image below to get your own:
And the fun doesn’t stop there! Click on each image below to take a closer look at more spring resources from our shop:
Get Your Copy of the Spring Printable Book
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