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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.

Questions:

  • 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
 

  • Present Perfect

 

  • Present Continuous

 

  • Present Simple
 

  • Actions happening at this moment
  • Actions that are true all the time
  • Actions that have just happened
  • Actions that happen often

 

 

  • I have finished the activity.

 

  • I love to walk in the rain.

 

  • I am writing to my grandmother.

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!

Where

Hear

Sweet

Live

New

Which

Spring

Flower

boot

Flour

Leave

Sweat

Witch

Boat

Sing

Here

Wear

knew

 

Speaking Practice

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

Writing Practice

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.

Research

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’.

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Easter Bunny Card

The Easter bunny is one of the major symbols of Easter along with Easter eggs and Easter chicks. Like Christmas’ Santa Clause, the Easter bunny brings Easter eggs and gifts to children on the eve of the Easter holiday. When Easter approaches, fun activities include participating in Easter egg hunts and making Easter crafts that feature either Easter eggs or the Easter bunny to give to someone special or as displays for the occasion.

For the Easter bunny, Easter is a time for giving Easter eggs and other presents. Kids will enjoy creating something fun and at the same time giving something worthwhile for the Easter holiday. Among the many Easter crafts available, the best and most expressive would be an Easter bunny card.

There are many ways to make an Easter bunny card. The card to be made here would be as fluffy as a real Easter bunny. The materials needed are:

  • Blank card stock or a rectangular piece of soft light-colored cardboard
  • Blue, red or black colored marker (make sure it is kid-safe, non-toxic)
  • Glue (make sure it is kid-safe, non-toxic)
  • Cotton balls
  • Pair of wiggly eyes
  • Some black yarn
  • Red cardboard

To make the Easter bunny card, first fold the card stock or cardboard in two to make a fold-out card. Then smear the front page with glue and spread the cotton balls on the page until it is fully covered with cotton. Cut out some long rabbit ear shapes with some spare cardboard. Stick the ‘ears’ a little beneath the first page. Cover the ears with some cotton as well. Stick the wiggly eyes on the front page. Cut a small red circle for the nose. Cut six two-inch pieces of black yarn for whiskers and stick them on either side of the nose. Cut out little hearts and egg shapes from the red cardboard and stick them with glue inside the card. Write a well-meaning Easter holiday message in English like ‘Happy Easter’.

Spring Poem

Discuss the 10 words in green with your class.

“The Season of Spring” businesswoman and billboard

the season of spring

weather seems to sing

lovely lovely days

are coming our ways

 

the season of spring

blooming blossoming

of nature of all kind

let roots unbind

 

the season of spring

birds unfold their wings

diving high into sky

wish one could fly

 

the season of spring

careful hearts love sting

reaching out towards others

some persons might bother

 

the season of spring

nice sound bells ring

new wave new style

faces have on a smile

 

the season of spring

an new awakening

busy humanity on earth

as if it’s a new birth

 

listen listen to my words

the season of spring is near

now a look into your lovely eyes

and one can see spring is already here

“Spring” Idioms

 Discuss the meaning of these idioms with your class.

1. No Spring Chicken Bouquet of tulips

2. Spring Into Action

3. Spring To Attention

4. Spring Up

5. Spring To Mind

6. Spring At Someone

7. Hope Springs Eternal

8. Spring Back To Life

9. To Spring For…

10. Spring To Someone’s Defense

How Many Words?

How many words can you make out of “April Showers”.

  1. _________________________________
  2. _________________________________
  3. _________________________________
  4. _________________________________
  5. _________________________________
  6. _________________________________
  7. _________________________________
  8. _________________________________
  9. _________________________________
  10. _________________________________
  11. _________________________________
  12. _________________________________
  13. _________________________________
  14. _________________________________
  15. _________________________________
  16. _________________________________
  17. _________________________________
  18. _________________________________

Easter Words

A. Write the following words in all upper case letters.

B. Write or speak the meaning of each word.

C. Draw a picture of each. 

1. bunny

 2. egg

3. basket

4. chick

5. chocolate

6. hunt

7. jellybeans

8. spring

9. flowers

10. card

11. hope

12. shell

13. decorate

14. dye

15. colorful

Easter Word Scramble

Unscramble the words!

1. ____________________ (ubnny) Easter Kids

2. ____________________ (cthoolace)

3. ____________________ (gseg)

4. ____________________ (hckci)

5. ____________________ (ksabte)

6. ____________________ (jlyle esanb)

7. ____________________ (hdie)

8. ____________________ (ohpe)

9. ____________________ (pSrign)

10. ____________________ (foswlre)

11. ____________________ (dncay)

12. ____________________ (amyfil)

Easter Vocabulary

Write the words on the right in alphabetic order on the lines on the left. cute young woman

1 :___________________________   basket

2 :___________________________   bunny

3 :___________________________   candy

4 :___________________________   egg

5 :___________________________   daffodil

6 :___________________________   dye

7 :___________________________   jellybean

8 :___________________________   symbol

9 :___________________________   bonnet

10 :___________________________  lily

11 :___________________________  chocolate

12 :___________________________  parade

13 :___________________________  chick

14 :___________________________  hiding

15 :___________________________  decorate

B: Describe the meaning of each of the words.

C:Write a story using all of the above words.

Easter Rhymes

Find rhyming words that match the clues

 

1. A season that rhymes with “ring”

______________________________ Wiesen-Schaumkraut / Cardamine pratensis

 

2. A word for rabbit that rhymes with “sunny”

______________________________

 

3. A colorful candy that rhymes with “keen”

______________________________

 

4. Something you give people that rhymes with “hard”

______________________________

 

5. A little yellow bird that rhymes with “flick”

______________________________

 

6. What chickens lay that rhymes with “pegs”

______________________________

 

7. A flower that rhymes with “silly”

______________________________

 

8. A food traditionally eaten at Easter that rhymes with “Sam”

______________________________

 

Easter Poem

“The Chocolate Rabbit” Butterfly Queen of Spain Fritillary - spring landscape

Fill in the blanks with the appropriate word.

 Eat  Rabbit  Easter  Ate  Moment  Tail  Love  Chocolate  Nibbled

I got a __________ rabbit

For an __________ treat,

A great big chocolate rabbit

Good enough to __________.

So I __________ his ears on Sunday,

His nose I finished Monday.

Tuesday I __________ on his feet.

I ate his __________ on Wednesday

Thursday I kept on,

By Friday he was going,

Saturday he was gone.

Oh, I loved my chocolate __________

From the __________ that he came,

And if I get another one,

I’ll __________ him just the same.

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