SHARED by: Rachel Goetz, Teacher at York Avenue Preschool

This April our 4-year-old classroom at York Avenue Preschool has been exploring the season of Spring using our five senses. April is also Poetry Month, so our classroom made a “Spring Sensory Poem” in the shape of a kite! You can do the same!

In our classroom, we used:

  • Paper
  • Scissors
  • Crayons
  • Markers
  • Pipe cleaner


  1. Draw a kite on the sheet of paper and write out the five senses. 
  2. Have your child cut out the kite template using a pair of scissor (please be sure to supervise your child while they are cutting).
  3. Ask your child to tell you something that they see, hear, touch, taste and feel in the spring.
  4. Write their responses on the lines provided on the kite. You can either write the word for your child in marker or you can write it in pencil and have your child trace over it for extra fine-motor practice.
  5. After completing the words, they can decorate the kite with crayons.
  6. Help them attach a pipe cleaner at the bottom of the kite using tape or a stapler.
  7. Read the poem with your child and hang it up for the whole family to enjoy!

Happy Spring!