There’s no question that spring can be dicey! And I’m not just talking about weather, teachers! As a seasoned early childhood educator, I feel your pain! Springtime teaching and learning requires strength, stamina, and a whole lot of hands-on, interactive, fun learning activities. This Spring Flower Paper Plate Wreath Craft is all that and more.

– Life Over C's A flower wreath craft is sitting next to a wooden tray full of flowers.

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Spring Flower Wreath Craft Supplies:

  • Paper Plate
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Flowers (real or faux)

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Spring Flower Paper Plate Wreath Craft for Preschoolers

Creating a beautiful spring flower craft offers many benefits for preschool children. It’s way more than the final product, people! It’s a fine motor muscle workout for developing hands, it’s a creative outlet for kids to promote pride, it’s a science lesson on flowers (if you want to go there), and it covers an important preschool curricular topic: Seasons and Weather!

This flower wreath craft ties into our Spring Lesson Plans for Preschoolers, where you’ll find a ton of other hands-on art and fine motor activities.

If you love wreath crafts because they can be adapted to any season, holiday, or theme, you should also check out some of our other wreath crafts! We have an adorable pumpkin wreath, a pipe cleaner Christmas wreath, and a fall leave wreath craft!

Looking for more spring preschool activities? Check these links out:

Spring Flower Wreath Craft

How do you make the spring flower wreath?

One thing I love about this activity is that you can use faux flowers if you wish, or you can turn it into a lesson on flower identification, parts of a flower, or characteristics and needs of flowers by using flowers from your local gardens.

In addition to learning about flowers, young hands get a workout by cutting and gluing. It’s great for creativity and problem-solving as well when children must decide where and how to place their flowers around the wreath.

You can even make it a lesson on patterns! As you can see, the possibilities really are endless.

Materials You Will Need for the Spring Wreath Craft:

  • Paper plate
  • Scissors
  • Liquid Glue
  • Flowers
– Life Over C's Overhead photo of the supplies for making the wreath craft.

Step-by-Step Instructions for the Spring Paper Plate Flower Wreath:

Step One:

Gather your supplies. I like to use a tray or box lid to contain the flowers. Then use the scissors to cut around the inside of the plate.

Teacher Tip: You might choose to cut out the circles ahead of time or trace a circle on each plate and make a cutout in the center so kids can get their scissors easily into the center of the plate to begin cutting.

– Life Over C's

Step Two:

Squeeze the liquid glue in a zigzag pattern all around the wreath.

Teacher Tip: It might be helpful for students to play with design/pattern/flower layout first, before placing glue around the edge.

– Life Over C's A paper plate with the center cut out and glue along the outside edges.

Step Three:

Place the flowers around the wreath, lightly pressing them into place. Allow to dry thoroughly before displaying or sending them home.

If desired, attach a ribbon to the top of the paper plate for hanging.

– Life Over C's Finished spring flower wreath made with a paper plate and colorful flowers.

How to Use and Display the Flower Wreath Craft

You can send them home right before Easter as home decor, ask the kids to gift them on May Day to a neighbor, or display in the classroom or school hallway. They are so cheerful, they will brighten up any dull space.

Science Observations: If you use real flowers and you keep the wreaths at school, you can further the learning by monitoring how the flowers dry out! Note what happens, how long it takes, etc.

Ways to Adapt/Modify/Differentiate the Craft

  • Offer a range of materials for children to choose from based on their preferences and abilities. For example, provide various types of artificial flowers, ribbons, or buttons. This allows children with different skill levels and interests to engage with the project in their own way.
  • Modify the techniques used in the project to accommodate different skill levels. For example, younger children may benefit from a pre-cut wreath, or a specific set of flowers to use.
  • Encourage experimentation with arranging the flowers and decorations in unique ways, empowering children to express themselves creatively through their artwork.
  • Provide additional assistance to children who may struggle with fine motor skills or following instructions independently. Encourage peer collaboration and pair children with different skill levels to work together, fostering a supportive learning environment where they can learn from each other.

More Ways to Explore Spring

Now that you’ve got everyone’s attention with this fun craft, take the learning a little further! Check out our Weather Lesson Plans for Preschool or our awesome Spring Flower CVC Word Building Mat for Kindergarten.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are you wondering exactly how to pull this off with a room full of eager preschoolers? Check out our frequently asked questions.

How long will a flower wreath last?

If you use real flowers, you can mist it daily to preserve moisture. It can last up to 3 weeks.

How do I organize a preschool class for art projects?

Always prepare a finished product to show students what they will be making. Prepare all materials and supplies in advance. Give step-by-step directions. Circulate to help as needed.

Where do I get flowers for a spring wreath?

You can buy faux flowers from craft vendors both in-store and online. Or use real flowers from a nature walk or a personal garden.

What does a flower wreath symbolize?

The circle of the wreath, which has no beginning or end, symbolizes the circle of life.

You’re Going to Love this Wreath Art for Spring

Get ready to have a fun time celebrating spring with your little learners! All you need are a few basic supplies and some colorful flowers. You’ll love the smiles of pride when students create a beautiful wreath that is super unique.

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– Life Over C's Spring theme preschool math and literacy activities

Included in the Spring Math and Literacy Activities:

  • 2 Sets of Spring Number Mats (empty ten-frame, heart filled ten-frame)
  • Strawberry Beginning Sound Match Up
  • 4 Sets of Spring Clip Cards (color, ten-frame, array, shape)
  • Spring Flower Color Sort
  • Class Set of Spring BINGO
  • 2 Graphing Dice Games (Matching pictures and Numbers 1-6)
  • 2 Spinner Graphing Games
  • Spring Theme Line Tracing Cards & Picture Tracing Cards
  • Line-Up Puzzles for Counting to 5 & 10
  • 4 Matching Games (picture, number, alphabet, rhyme)
  • Strawberry Missing Number Cards
  • 3 Levels of AB Patterns
  • Spring Shape Play Dough Mats
  • 2 Sets of Counting to 10 Puzzles (array, ten-frame)
  • Spring Shape Puzzles
  • 2 Roll and Count Mats
  • 2 Sets of Spring Sorting Activities (shapes and numbers 1-10)
  • 5 Spin & Cover Games (1-5, 6-10, shape, picture)
  • Raindrop Ten-Frame Cards
  • Spring Bugs Tic-Tac-Toe
  • 4 Sets of Tracing Cards (uppercase, lowercase, number, shape)
  • Visual Discernment Clip Cards (What does not belong?)
  • Trace, Write & Draw the Room

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Kim Staten is a mother of four children ages 20, 19, 16, and 12. Kim has taught at the preschool, kindergarten and early elementary levels for 16 years. With extensive experience working with special needs children, including her own children with special needs (Rett Syndrome, autism, anxiety, and ADHD), she creates hands-on curricula and activities that are great for working with children of all abilities in the classroom and at home. Hands-on, accessible activities are her passion. 

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