Welcome Spring!

Spring is officially here! The weather will be getting warmer, flowers will start to bloom, and we can start to spend more time outside! This is the perfect time for your family to explore all the things that come to life in the spring – insects, flowers, trees! Here are some great books to read about the wonders of spring!


Spring Lady Bug and Bee Art Projects



You will need:

  • Black, red, and green construction paper
  • Glue
  • Googly eyes (optional) 
  • Dark green and black markers or crayons
  • Safety scissors 



    1. Draw a leaf the size of your hand or your child’s hand (with green marker) on green construction paper; Cut out the leaf.
    2. Cut one strip of black construction paper short ways (across the bottom) on the paper. 
    3. Cut another strip long ways (along the side), an inch thicker than the first.
    4. Glue together the ends to get a roll of construction paper.
    5. Glue rolls onto the leaf as the body and head of the ladybug.
    6. Cut out a red circle.
    7. Draw multiple black dots on one side; Then cut the circle in half.
    8. Glue onto the body of the ladybug (the bigger roll of black construction paper). 
    9. Glue eyes onto the head (if you have them). 

This activity has been adapted from Easy Peasy and Fun


bumble bee

You will need:

  • An egg carton
  • Safety scissors
  • Yellow paint and paint brush/yellow marker
  • Black marker
  • Googly eyes (optional) 
  • Black yarn
  • White construction paper
  • Glue



    1. Cut egg carton into sections.
    2. Paint carton with yellow paint and let dry (or color with yellow marker). 
    3. Snip a small slice on the front side of the egg carton.
    4. Slip one end of black yarn into slit.
    5. Wrap yarn three times around the body of the bee.
    6. Glue google eyes onto the face of the bee (or draw eyes with a marker). 
    7. Draw a mouth with the black marker. 
    8. Cut small white wings and glue them on top of your bee. 

This activity has been adapted from Buggy and Buddy



Related Resources

April 5, 2022

ParentChild+ North Carolina Sites Awarded Over $1 Million in ARPA Funds...

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA, MARCH 31, 2022 – ParentChild+ is proud to announce that ParentChild+ North Carolina, in partnership with its three local partner agencies, has been awarded over a million dollars in American Rescue Plan funds. Mecklenburg County has awarded funding to two ParentChild+ local implementation sites. Charlotte…

March 7, 2022

NCIT Open Letter to the Nation...

The National Collaborative for Infants and Toddlers, along with nearly 1,500 organizations, including ParentChild+, have joined together to highlight the critical importance of  support for prenatal to age three children and their families. To read the full letter, please click here.

October 27, 2021

How We Run Podcast, Episode ‘An Unexpected Leap to Virtual Programs’ Featuring ...

ParentChild+ CEO, Sarah Walzer discusses the pivot to virtual visits on the How We Run podcast episode ‘An Unexpected Leap to Virtual Programs’ hosted by Trent Stamp and Julie Lacouture. Click here for the full episode.

September 27, 2021

ParentChild+ featured in Family Connection of Easton’s 2021 Fall Newsletter...

See ParentChild+’s Family Connection of Easton site during their 6-week Summer Book and Play Club by clicking here. ParentChild+ featured in Family Connection of Easton’s 2021 Fall Newsletter Checkout ParentChild+ as they are featured in Family Connection of Easton site’s 2020-2021 annual report, click here to read the…

August 31, 2021

Introducing Vidya Ragoo as ParentChild+’s New National Director, Family Child Care Initiative...

MINEOLA, NY, September 1, 2021 – We are proud to announce Vidya Ragoo as the new Family Child Care Initiative Director. Vidya will join ParentChild+ with over 20 years of experience in early care and education. She worked for the NY Early Childhood Professional Development Institute as a…

August 9, 2021

When An Educator Is More Than A Teacher...

Read here as ParentChild+ is featured in our Jericho Road Community Health Center site’s summer newsletter.  

July 20, 2021

ParentChild+ Supporting Families in Peabody and Salem –, July 2020...

The Peabody and Salem sites have been featured in powered by The Daily Item for the work that they have been recently doing. Click here for the full article.

June 30, 2021

Chronicle of Philanthropy article highlights ParentChild+ Virtual Home Visiting...

By Jim Rendon   ParentChild+ helps prepare young children for prekindergarten. Before Covid, the visits between early-learning specialists and families, like this one in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, were all in person.   ParentChild+ is not the kind of nonprofit that should have done well during the pandemic. It…

March 8, 2021

Dr. Chrishana M. Lloyd Joins the ParentChild+ Board of Directors...

ParentChild+ is pleased to announce the election of Dr. Chrishana M. Lloyd, a nationally recognized Early Childhood researcher, to its Board of Directors.  Tai Chang Terry, President of the ParentChild+ Board welcomed Dr. Lloyd to the Board noting, “She is an expert in the field of early childhood,…

August 27, 2020

ParentChild+ MA Virtual Site Visits...

Take look at what ParentChild+ Massachusetts has been doing during these unprecedented times to keep connected with the families they work with:

August 4, 2020

Read’s Initiative 2019-20...

The Reads Initiative has been helping to make significant impacts for families in South Jamaica, Queens and East New York, Brooklyn since 2014. Reads helps to serve the literacy needs of children and families in targeted low-income neighborhoods and ParentChild+ is honored to be a partner. Below you…

July 29, 2020

ParentChild+ featured in The Junior League of Charlotte presents The CRIER Spring/Summer 2020 ...

PARENTCHILD+ by Tammy Stanard ParentChild+ uses education to break the cycle of poverty for low-income families. The organization engages early in life and helps toddlers, their parents, and their family child care providers access a path to possibility. For families living in underserved communities, ParentChild+ is a first…