Spring Math and Literacy Activities for 2-4 Year Olds

Hey y’all! We are loving the Spring weather we’re finally getting to enjoy here, and it’s making us crave all the Spring-themed activities! If you’re spending your days with little ones ages 2-4, these Spring-themed Math and Literacy Activities are a perfect way to keep their little hands and brains moving!


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Jelly Bean Counting Cards

Grab your favorite jelly beans (or pompoms if you’re avoiding the sugar) and practice counting with these jelly bean counting cards! Kiddos practice one-to-one correspondence by counting and covering each jelly bean. If your little ones are ready, follow the arrows on the numbers to practice writing them. If not, use your jelly beans or pompoms to build the numbers instead!


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Carrot Counting

Grab some carrot mini erasers from the Target dollar spot, or use the carrot shapes from our shapes activity and get counting! Choose buried carrot cards, count them, and then show the correct amount on the mud mat or on the 10 Frame mat! *If your kiddos are ready for an extra challenge, help them build the correct number on the mat with your carrots!


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Bunny Shapes

I love resources that have multiple uses! We used these bunny shapes cards to sort the carrot shapes and to trace the shapes with our carrot mini erasers. But these would also be fun if you used PlayDoh to mold around the shapes!


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Easter Eggs Color Sort

These Easter egg cards are a perfect addition to your sensory bins! I didn’t change a thing about our Easter themed bin – I simply helped LG find and sort the colored objects that she dug out!


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Peeps Puzzles

Now I know this is a controversial topic – but my Peeps opinion is that they’re only good for crafts and clipart. Ha! I’m not a huge fan of how Peeps taste, but I LOVE using them for fun activities like this one! Your kiddos will love matching up their Peeps puzzles!


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Jelly Bean Patterns

One Easter candy that I DO love is jelly jeans! They’re so fun for all sorts of activities, including this one! If you’re avoiding sugar – no worries! This resource also includes printable versions of the jelly beans for your kiddos to practice with!


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Jelly Bean Alphabet

We love jelly beans so much, I had to include another jelly bean activity! This one is perfect for littles who are getting started with their alphabet! While your kiddos use the jelly beans to build the letters, talk about the letter names, upper and lowercase versions, and sounds! And if they’re ready, try using a dry erase marker to practice tracing the letters!


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Alphabet Board Game

The best way to sneak in learning time is with games! This alphabet board game practices the letters Aa-Ff and will help your little ones practice lots of skills like taking turns, letter identification, color identification, etc.!


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Easter PlayDoh Cards

Fine motor skills are so important to practice with our little ones! They don’t naturally have the same finger strength and coordination that we have as adults. So using materials like PlayDoh is a great way to strengthen their little muscles! These Easter-themed cards are such a fun activity!


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Peeps Pre-Writing Strips

These pre-writing strips are SO stinking handy. Fill them with little manipulatives like mini erasers, mold PlayDoh to fit, or use a dry erase marker to trace! *I’ve found that LG is most successful during her tracing practice when she uses “bubble” lines like these instead of just tracing “dashes”!


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Easter Eggs PlayDoh Mat

Do y’all love PlayDoh as much as we do?! There are just SO many things you can do with it! One of our favorites – PlayDoh mats! While coloring is super fun, PlayDoh mats allow you to create on the mat over and over again! You just can’t beat that!


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