This lesson plan for primary learners looks at the flowers, plants and animals that can be seen in spring.

Karen Elliot

This activity is for young learners to celebrate spring, and see how nature comes to life in this season. In this lesson children identify the objects on their worksheet together and then go outside or look at pictures inside the classroom to see what they can find.

They first tick the weather boxes and then search for the plants and animals on their worksheet. When they see an item, they tick the box.

Children then go through the list as a class, putting a cross in the boxes next to the things they didn't see. If children wish to, they can colour their worksheets and display them. As spring progresses, more and more of the animals on the worksheet appear, so your students may enjoy doing the activity at the beginning, middle and end of the season.

Learning outcomes

  • Celebrate the coming of spring and vocabulary related to nature
  • Speak about the weather and the plants, insects and animals we see on a daily basis
  • Develop speaking, observation and collaboration skills
  • Practise the present simple when completing the worksheet and past simple when reflecting

Age/ Level

Aged 5-8 (CEFR level A1–A2)


50–60 minutes 


  • The lesson plan
  • Student worksheet

In addition, you will need:

  • pictures of spring scenes, insects, birds and leaves (optional)
  • pencils to complete the worksheet; coloured pens, pencils or crayons for colouring (optional)
Lesson plan160.33 KB
Worksheet284.28 KB
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Submitted by Jason Jixun M… on Wed, 04/25/2018 - 14:33

It was a very fresh, clear and sunny course-plan for kids in this warm spring of 2018. I preferred the hand-operation part which needed kids to connect plants' and animals' names with imagines correctly companying some pronunciations set aside. Meanwhile, outdoor-searching activities would help kids connect their languages with real objects for both memorization and recognition. Indoor spring-landscapes-show would motivate students to appreciate natural beauties, furthermore. I think: if inserting a part for Spring melodies or taking some Spring music as the background alongside course's going-on, such as Spring part in Tchaikovsky's 4 seasons, it would be better...

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