Whether you’re looking for movies to put in your child’s Easter basket or you’re looking for a movie to watch on a rainy spring day, these spring movies for kids are a great place to start!
I love to find seasonal and themed movies that fit my current homeschool studies. I save them for homeschool sick days. With a child with a chronic illness, we tend to have quite a few of those each month.
I also love to find the movie version of books we’ve read, and I show those after we finish reading the book. There are a few book-based movies on the list below.
Watching movies is a great way to introduce kids to new themes and topics. They think they’re just having fun and getting a break from their homeschool lessons.
We know they’re doing so much more! We have a list of movies you can purchase or borrow from the library as you begin to flesh out your spring-themed lesson plans.
Below, I’ve featured just a handful of movies that the whole family is sure to enjoy. They will fit right into many of your spring themes.
You should be able to find them at your local library or bookstore.
If you can’t find them locally, you can click each image cover to purchase them on Amazon.
Springtime with Roo: Each year, Rabbit plays Easter bunny, but this year, he’s decided it’s “Spring Cleaning Day,” and he orders everyone to hop to it: scrubbing, dusting, and mopping.
All his pals are disappointed — especially little Roo — until Rabbit learns that putting others first and showing friends how much you care turns every day into a precious gift.
Sparkling with unforgettable songs and a never-before-seen bonus treat, this delightful “egg-stravaganza” shows why love, hope and friendship are always in full bloom in the Hundred Acre Wood!
Bambi: Bambi sets off with his best friends Thumper and Flower to explore the wonders and challenges of the woods — and fulfill his destiny as prince of the forest.
Full of humor and heart, and featuring awe-inspiring animation, BAMBI remains a family favorite, ready to delight a whole new generation.
Curious George Swings Into Spring: Spring has sprung and the world’s favorite monkey returns — as curious as ever — in this high-flying, full-length feature.
George and his best friend, Hundley, explore all the wonders of the season together — including blooming flowers, baby animals and canoe rides.
But when Hundley loses his way, George takes to the skies to find his pal, in a wild adventure that ends with a very fun surprise!
Scooby-Doo! Spring Break: There’s trouble in the town of Veracruz! Scooby and the gang must tangle with everything from giant feathered serpents to ghoulish ghosts, as they race to solve this Mexican mystery!
A Bug’s Life: Embark on an incredible journey with one little ant as he searches for a brave band of warriors to help him battle the bullying grasshoppers who threaten his home.
When he stumbles on a bumbling troupe of circus bugs instead, their only hope for victory is the bond of friendship and the awesome power of imagination.
The Secret Garden: In this story based on the classic family novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, a young girl sent to live in her uncle’s forbidding Victorian manor discovers an invalid cousin and a garden that has fallen into disrepair.
As the two children nurture their secret place, they discover wonder, power and magic within the garden.
Babe: Babe is the inspirational story of a shy Yorkshire piglet who doesn’t quite know his place in the world. But when Farmer Hoggett wins him at the county fair, Babe discovers that he can be anything he wants to be – even an award-winning sheepdog!
Charlotte’s Web: Based on the beloved children’s novel by E.B. White, a young girl named Fern rescues a runty piglet, raises it as her own and names him Wilbur. However, after Wilbur grows into a pig, she is compelled to sell him to her Uncle Homer Zuckerman down the street.
At Zuckerman’s barn, Wilbur meets a host of animals and later learns from them that come winter, he will be slaughtered for food.
Fearing for his life, Charlotte, a gentle and wise spider who befriended the lonely Wilbur, vows to save his life.
The Lorax: Twelve-year-old Ted will do anything to find a real live Truffula Tree in order to impress the girl of his dreams.
As he embarks on his journey, Ted discovers the incredible story of the Lorax, a grumpy but charming creature who speaks for the trees.
Peter Rabbit: Peter’s feud with Mr. McGregor escalates to greater heights than ever before as they rival for the affections of the warm-hearted animal lover who lives next door.
More Spring Activities
Spring is right around the corner, and I can’t wait for warmer weather, butterflies, and flowers! Get your kids excited about spring when you head outdoors with this fun spring nature scavenger hunt.
These spring cut and paste worksheets are a great resource to have on hand to help young learners practice beginning math and literacy concepts while strengthening fine motor skills.
These spring color by number printables are great for having preschoolers practice color words and number recognition from one to twenty.
• This spring themed play dough kit will provide hours of creative and sensory based play for your little ones.
• Spring is just around the corner and this flower sensory tray provides endless opportunities for open ended play!
Is your favorite spring movie on this list? If not, leave me a comment and let me know what I’ve missed!