Hunt for Signs that Spring Is Coming

Go outdoors and track down evidence of the new season.

What You Need

What You Do

Look for Signs of Spring
The first official day of spring is March 20th, but the effects of warmer weather and brighter days occur all month long. Go outside and hunt for signs of spring! Here are some “spring things” to look and listen for:

  • budding trees and flowers
  • spring peepers singing
  • crocuses
  • daffodils
  • newly arriving bird species
  • nest building
  • caterpillars
  • ducks flying overhead
  • rainy days
  • worms on the sidewalk
  • baby animals
  • people cleaning their yards
  • forsythia
  • magnolias
  • windy days
  • songbirds singing
  • blooming fruit trees
  • butterflies
  • people not wearing jackets.

What other signs can you find?
Pink flowers

Record Your Findings
Download the “Spring Detective” sheet and use it to keep track of what you find, along with the date you found it. If you prefer, start a Welcome Spring! journal. You can use it to describe each new spring discovery, record the date you found it, and draw a picture.

Spring detective activity
Click image to open the pdf.