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Teach your young preschooler (or kindergartener) about trees, birds, Earth Day, and gardening! Check out this April calendar for educational activities to plan your child!

April showers bring May flowers, right?! This month’s preschool / kindergarten calendar is going to focus on trees, birds, taking care of Earth, and gardening.

Since I made these calendars for families to use year after year, I left Easter out of the plans since this holiday can occur in March or April. We do, however, celebrate Easter. In the weeks leading up to Easter, I plan a number of educational and fun activities for my children.

One of our favourite Easter traditions is to do the Resurrection Eggs in the twelve days leading up to Easter. We also make cards, do some baking, and have discussions about God’s love for us and the meaning of Christ’s resurrection.

Are you excited yet?! I know I am! Here’s what’s planned for April!

Four weeks of fun, educational activities! Get your #FREE April #homeschool calendar! Click To Tweet

FOCUS POINTS

THEME FOR THE MONTH: Earth

INVESTIGATE: Trees, birds, taking care of Earth, gardening

NUMBERS: 15, 16

LETTERS: T, U, V

COLOURS: Green

CELEBRATIONS: Easter (some years), Earth Day

APRIL CALENDAR

WEEK 1

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

  • Read: A Tree is Nice
  • Write the letter “T” and add it to our alphabet book

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

WEEK 2

MONDAY

  • Read: Birds
  • Practice writing the number 15
  • Watch and do the “U” video on Starfall (need a computer with flash and a mouse for the free version)

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

  • Read: Birdsong
  • Make a chart to keep track of the birds that come to our feeder

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

WEEK 3

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

WEEK 4

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

  • Read: Jack’s Garden
  • Plan a garden, decide what to plant, and make a list of what to get for the garden

THURSDAY

  • Take a field trip to a garden centre for plants
  • Plant our plants in the garden

FRIDAY

So there you have it! A full month of learning and fun for a preschool or kindergarten child! Feel free to use any or all of these activities in your homeschool plans for April! Also, if you want the downloadable calendar listing all of these activities, simply subscribe to my newsletter and it’s yours!

Reflect:

What plans do you have for April? I would love to hear your thoughts on our planning for this month!

Jennifer Bly is the creator of The Deluxe Alphabet Card Set. Connect with her on Facebook and Instagram for homeschooling updates and inspiration.

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Jennifer Bly
Jennifer Bly
Author of My Kitchen, My Classroom: An Introduction to Homeschool, creator of Deliberate Homeschooling, The Deliberate Mom and regular contributor to The Huffington Post. Jennifer writes about her homeschooling journey and life with her husband and two girls. Jennifer has a Bachelor of Applied Human Service Administration Degree with a specialization in Early Learning in Child Care.
 
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