April Activities for Elementary Students (Grades 1-5) in 2023

If you are looking for fun April activities for elementary students, then you found the right place! This post will share some of the best resources for teaching and celebrating some popular holidays and events in April. Learn all about the April activities below!

April Literacy Activities

Below are some reading and writing activities that are perfect for the month of April.

April Reading Activities

Learn about the book companion and graphic organizer resources below.

Book Companions for April Books

These book companion resources are part of my Starts With a Story collection. Each of them include reading comprehension questions, writing prompts, SEL lesson ideas, printable and digital students activities, and much more. Learn more about each of the book companions below!

Tops and BottomsTurkey's Eggcellent Easter book companionThe Easter Egg activitiesThe Easter Bunny's Assistant book companion

Reading Graphic Organizer Activities

The reading graphic organizer resources below can be used with any book related to each of their topics. The best part is that the graphic organizer templates can be used over and over again because of their open-ended nature. Learn more about them below!

Bird and worm-themed graphic organizer templatesPlant-and-seeds-themed graphic organizer templatesOuter-space-themed graphic organizer templates
Frogs and toads-themed graphic organizer templatesApril-themed graphic organizer templatesreading graphic organizers for any book

April Writing Activities

Learn about the writing resources for April below.

Writing Prompt Activities

The April writing prompts are available by themselves or as part of a monthly writing prompt bundle. It includes 10 different genres of writing: Creative, informative, opinion, narrative, procedural, descriptive, review, persuasive, poetry, and letter writing. They offer fun and engaging writing activities that will motivate your students to practice their writing skills and inspire a love of writing. Learn more about them below.

April writing promptsmonthly writing promptsClutter-Free Classroom writing collection

Writing Assessments

At the end of the school year, you’ll want to capture a snapshot of your students’ current writing abilities. You can share this sample with their next year’s teacher to offer them some insight into their future students’ abilities. In addition, it’s great for sharing with families at conferences and using it as report card evidence. This spring writing resource is available by itself or as part of a year long bundle. Learn more about it below!

Spring writing assessmentwriting assessmentsClutter-Free Classroom writing collection

April Math Activities

Below are some math activities that are perfect for the month of April.

April Math Word Problems

These April word problems are each part of larger year-long collections. Learn more about your grade level by selecting it below.

1st grade math word problem worksheets2nd grade math word problem worksheets3rd grade math word problem worksheets
4th grade math word problem worksheets5th grade math word problem worksheetsElementary Math Resource Collection

April Spiral Review Worksheets

Spiral review is the idea that, after introducing and teaching a foundational concept or skill, students continue to practice it regularly throughout the school year in order to maintain what they have learned. It is also known as the spiral learning method, spiral approach or spiral instruction. It is an integral part of every 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade classroom.

Check out these April-themed spiral review activities that are part of larger resources. Select your grade level below!

1st grade math spiral review worksheets as homework for the entire year2nd grade math spiral review worksheets3rd grade math spiral review worksheets
4th grade math spiral review worksheets5th grade math spiral review worksheetsElementary Math Resource Collection

In closing, we hope you found these April activities for elementary students helpful!

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