Springtime Word Search for Kids

Snow is melting. Birds are chirping. Trees are blossoming.

It must be springtime!

Today I’m sharing another word search that you can print out and use for fun or your homeschool curriculum! This Springtime Word Search is perfect for elementary-aged kids. Let them take it outside to complete on a warm day, or use it as an indoor activity on a rainy April day.

If you’re homeschooling, my Signs of Spring Scavenger Hunt makes a great compliment to the word search if you need an additional activity for younger children.

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A thing about my printables:

This word search is 8.5×11 inches. If you’d like to use this for yourself, feel free to download it and print a few out. But please….

  • This printable is for PERSONAL USE ONLY
  • You MAY NOT resell, redistribute, or claim the original as your own
  • If you post this on the internet, please give credit to this blog, Muddy Boots and Diamonds, and link back to this specific post so others can obtain the resource.
  • I’d love to see how you incorporated this scavenger hunt into your Halloween plans! Feel free to tag me (Twitter: @bootsndiamonds or IG: @muddybootsndiamonds) when sharing your photos!

Download your Springtime Word Search for Kids here.

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When Your Child Hands You Their Coat, You Go For a Walk

At 21 months old, it’s obvious when L is trying to tell you something. But what comes out is a lot of “Bah hab bo bah bha!” A lot of sounds that don’t make sense, but are clearly important to him.

I wish I had worked harder at sign language with him. He’s been signing “more” for months. He picked up on it quickly and I’m sure if we had incorporated ASL into our conversations with him he’d be able to communicate more effectively with us.

Ms Mary continually asks how we know when L wants something. Most of the time he points. If he doesn’t get his way he throws a tantrum or hits or spits at you.

I was a little surprised when he walked up to me with our jackets in hand the other morning while G was at school. I asked if he wanted his coat on and he turned around and waited for me to put it on him. Then I asked if he wanted to go for a walk and he walked to the garage door. When we walked down the steps he went straight to the stroller.

He can say “outside” (“ow-sigh”) and he’ll say it when he wants to go out and play. But that isn’t what he wanted this time. He wanted to put on coats and go for a walk.

It was the most complex thing he’s communicated with me.

And because he initiated it, we had an awesome walk.

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It was way too warm for jackets, so once I had him securely in the stroller, I took them off. I actually felt bad doing so, I mean, he had clearly wanted us to put them on! But I was sweating and I didn’t think he’d be comfortable either.

We had to leave in less than an hour to pick G up from school, but I felt confident that we could walk part of the biking trail near our neighborhood. I hadn’t been through there since before the leaves started changing so it was a great excuse to see what the trail was like in the fall.

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These pictures seriously do not do justice.

Since he was cooperating, I made sure to get my #MomSayCheese selfie done as well!

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It was quiet except for the birds chirping and the breeze rustling through the leaves of the trees. We loved standing in the middle of leaf showers, watching the leaves fall from the trees and swirl around us. L really liked waving around the fallen ones I handed him to keep him occupied.

L did get antsy at one point so I let him walk for a bit since the trail was the safest part of our walk. He was fascinated with the pine needles on the ground. He also seemed in awe of how tall the trees were.

We got home just in time to get into the car to pick G up from school. For the first time in weeks L didn’t fight me when I put him into his car seat. In fact, we got halfway to school and he had passed out so I’d say the walk was a calming experience for both of us.

Autumn Colors

This is our first autumn at the new house. I am living watching the leaves turn colors on the trees we have. They have literally been more yellow/red/orange at the end of the day versus when we awoke that morning.

Unfortunately, we have had a few windy days, so leaves did not stay long on a few of my favorite trees. I decided I needed to capture one of them before I blinked and all my trees were naked!

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