ESL Activities for Spring – ESL Lesson Plan
Spring Vocabulary and Reading
Spring ESL reading:
My favourite season is spring. I like spring because everything is new and fresh. I love to hear the birds singing, the new flowers blossoming, and the leaves on the trees budding.
Where I live, it rains a lot in the spring. I like to wear my rain boots and rain coat and splash in the puddles outside when it is raining.
We have a saying which goes, “April showers bring May flowers”. Mayflowers are pretty little flowers which smell very sweet. I like to pick mayflowers in the spring and give them to my grandmother, she loves them!
Spring ESL Vocabulary:
- Spring – the season which is after winter and before summer
- Mayflower – a small and pretty flower which grows in the spring
- Daisy (daisies) – these are also small and well known flowers which represent spring
- Blossom (blossoming) – when flowers begin to grow and the pretty leaves show, it is called blossoming. In other words, when flowers grow up fully and become pretty, they have blossomed. Perhaps you heard of cherry blossoms, or apple blossoms.
- Bud – this is similar to blossom, but leaves (not flowers) bud. In the spring, the leaves on the trees start as little buds and become large green leaves.
- What is your favourite season? (why?)
- What are other symbols of spring?
- Does it rain in the spring where you come from?
- Are there any springtime festivals in your home country / city?
The Present Tenses
Match the name of the tense with the definition and the example sentence. Two definitions are for one tense.
|Name of Tense||Definition||Example Sentence|
Look at the following sentences and complete them with the correct verb form using the verb in brackets ( ).
Example: My sister usually ((call) every weekend.
My sister usually calls every weekend.
- Jan can come to the phone now, he is (sleep).
- Every day I (walk) to school.
- It usually (rain) a lot in my country in spring.
- My grandmother(love) spring flowers.
Spring Vocabulary and Spelling
Unscramble the letters to make words from the text about spring.
mlssoob – aelves – nssoae – dpduels – gindudb
Homophones are words that are spelled differently but are pronounced the same. Match the homophones below, be careful! Some are not homophones!
Spring – Summer – Autumn – Winter
What is the weather like in the seasons above? Talk about seasons with your partner. Discuss:
- The weather
- Is it cold, hot or warm?
- Describe what trees and plants
- What colours do you connect with these seasons
Write about your favourite season. Describe:
- The weather
- The plants and trees at this time
- Why you like it
- What you like to do at this time of year.
Some countries have four seasons, but some countries have three or two. Research using the internet to find countries that have three or two seasons. Research countries that have seasons but with different names eg. ‘rainy season’.