If you are a regular reader of Rainy Day Mum you will know that each Monday we feature a book based activity for Toddlers and Preschoolers featuring a popular or classic children’s storybook s part of the Virtual Book Club for Kids. These books are chosen based around seasonal event, areas of learning and fun topics for toddlers and preschoolers and you to do together. Moving forward into Spring here’s our latest themes and featured books for this time of year. If you would like to get more information about the activities then check at the end of the post for ways in which you can follow and join in with this weekly series here on Rainy Day Mum.

Featured Themes and Books for March, April and May as part of the FREE Virtual Book Club for Kids. Join along this spring with these book and activities for hands-on learning each week.

Themes and Featured books for March

In March we have 4 themes which are spring and Easter related – the Easter themed weeks though could easily be adapted for us in Spring only.

March 5 – Rainbows


I love this theme as it’s gives an opportunity to talk about the weather, light and colours and is perfect for St Patrick’s Day as well. This year we have chosen the book Rainbow of My Own by Don Freeman.

Discover some Rainbow Activities and Snacks and Treats to share with your Toddlers and Preschoolers to add to the Rainbow Week’s Theme.

March 12 – Bunnies

There is one theme that works fantastically this time of year Bunnies and we have chosen a classic storybook for children as our featured book for the week. The theme, of course, is Bunnies and whether you are looking at spring, gardens or even Easter this bunny book is a fabulous one for every toddler and preschoolers book basket. The book is The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter.

March 19 – Eggs

With just under 2 weeks till Easter the theme of Eggs is perfect – if you don’t celebrate Easter then switch out our recommended book The Easter Egg by Jan Brett for Egg by Kevin Henkes which will work year around for this theme.

Suggestions for creative, playful and fun Easter Activities for Toddlers that you and your children can do together to celebrate and learn about Easter.Discover more Easter Themed Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers to add to this weeks theme and carry on to next.

March 26 – Birds

With spring officially started Birds is a fantastic theme for toddlers and preschoolers. Our book this week is a classic children’s picture book Are You My Mother? by P.D. Eastman.

Step by step guide to making suet balls with kids, a fun and essential winter wildlife activity for nature study and kindness challenges.Don’t forget to put out some extra food for the birds as they start to build their nests this time of the year.

Featured Themes and Books for March, April and May as part of the FREE Virtual Book Club for Kids. Join along this spring with these book and activities for hands-on learning each week.

April 9 – Zoo


One of our favourite field trips is to take the kids to Zoo. It’s a fantastic way to get them to see some of the animals they only ever see in books and on TV. Our featured book Good Night Gorilla by Peggy Rathmann is perfect to read together and make sure you plan a trip to your nearest Zoo this week.

April 16 – Community Helpers

A fantastic theme for toddlers and preschoolers that can be used at any point of the year is Community Helpers, those people that work in the communities where we live and support us. For this week’s book, we have chosen Trashy Town by Andrea Zimmerman and David Clemesha.

April 23 – Frogs

My favourite theme of all of theme in the coming months is Frogs and the book we have chosen The Wide-Mouth Frog by Keith Faulkner is such a fun book to share with your toddlers and preschoolers they will love this pop-up version of the story as well.

Hopping mad frog-themed crafts and activities for toddlers and preschoolers ideal for spring based learning and fun in and out of the classroom.Plan ahead and select some of these suggestions for Frog and Tadpole Activities and Crafts for Toddlers and Preschoolers to do this week.

April 30 – Garden

With the weather warming up Gardens is the perfect theme for the end of April – it’s also an ideal time to start to plant some seeds with your toddlers and preschoolers. Our chosen book The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle is a brightly coloured illustrated book that is also educational and perfect for our theme of gardens.

Stock up on some of these Quick Growing Seeds so that during our Garden Week you can start to plant and watch them grow without having to wait all summer long.

More Book Suggestions for Spring for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Garden Books

Bug and Butterfly

Frog Books

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Featured Themes and Books for March, April and May as part of the FREE Virtual Book Club for Kids. Join along this spring with these book and activities for hands-on learning each week.

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Featured Themes and Books for March, April and May as part of the FREE Virtual Book Club for Kids. Join along this spring with these book and activities for hands-on learning each week.

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Cerys Parker

Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, high school teacher and mum. Realising that life doesn't have to be put on hold and you don't just have to survive whilst the kids are young she shares ideas to inspire you to LIVE with the kids, with activities to do together, recipes to cook and enjoy and family travel to make memories to last a lifetime.

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