Spring is almost here! Check out this collection of spring science ideas inspired by a book. You’re sure to find something you’ll love. Amazon affiliate links are included in this post. Click on the picture of the book.
Spring Science Ideas Inspired by a Book
The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter
Design a plant science experiment to test which plant will grow the best with Inspiration Laboratories.
Use egg cartons to learn about the parts of a plant at School Time Snippets
Create an herb garden with kids at Carrots Are Orange
A Place for Butterflies by Melissa Stewart
Create a butterfly garden with tips from Mosswood Connections.
Read this post about raising butterflies at home from Rainy Day Mum.
Planting A Rainbow by Lois Ehlert
Plant a rainbow vegetable garden like Teach Beside Me
Wildflower Ramblings suggests reading the book before or after planting the rainbow to help even the youngest gardeners understand more about plants.
Inch by Inch by Leo Lionni
Take measuring practice outside at Inspiration Laboratories.
Search for things that are one inch long using inchworm rulers from Royal Baloo. Download the free printable and check out how they played.
Make play dough inchworms and practicing measuring with a ruler from Teach Preschool.
Be inspired to make a terrarium like TinkerLab.
Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You?
Go on an outdoor sound hunt and see what sounds you can hear with Inspiration Laboratories.
Try this quick and easy thunder experiment from Preschool Powol Packets.
Growing Vegetable Soup
Let your kids help choose what to plant or choose what to add to their own growing vegetable soup recipe.
Try this seed science exploration from Not Just Cute and examine what the vegetable seeds looks like as they grow.
Yucky Worms by Vivian French
Be inspired to look for worms outside and then try some backyard earthworm experiments from Inspiration Laboratories.
Also try these easy earthworm experiments to test what an earthworm prefers. You can do these inside or outside.
Learn how to make your own wormery at Science Sparks.
Create a nature journal to go along with your wormery at Rainy Day Mum.
Little Green by Keith Baker
In the story, the narrator follows the movements of the hummingbird. In the end, he reveals that he’s painted the movements – the zigzags, ups, downs, circles – of the bird. Take the time to watch some birds and you can paint or draw their movements, too.
Go on a birds scavenger hunt and see what bird you can find in your neighborhood. Inspiration Laboratories has a free printable for you to download.
Has a book inspired a spring science idea for you? I’d love to hear about it!