What Happens in Spring? When is Spring? Spring Facts for Kids

  • Spring is one of the four seasons.
  • The four seasons are Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer.
  • Spring comes after Winter and before Summer.
  • Spring is a symbol of rebirth.
  • When it is Spring in the Northern Hemisphere it is Autumn or Fall in the Southern Hemisphere.
  • The Northern Hemisphere is North of the Equator.  The US is in the Northern Hemisphere.
  • The Southern Hemisphere is South of the Equator.  Australia is located in the Southern Hemisphere.
  • Spring begins on March 21st or 22nd.
  • The first day of Spring is called the Vernal Equinox.
  • Vernal is Latin for Spring.
  • Equinox is Latin for Equal Days.
  • On the first day of Spring the sunrise and sunset are about 12 hours apart, everywhere on the Earth and the hours of daylight and night are almost equal. Daylight is a little longer.
  • The Vernal Equinox occurs when the tilt of the Earth’s axis is not facing towards or away from the sun.
  • On the Vernal Equinox the sun is directly above the equator. This also happens on the Autumnal Equinox in Fall around September 22nd.

What Happens During Spring?

  • During Spring the Earth’s axis start to tilt towards the sun.
  • The days get longer and warmer.
  • Many animals have babies such as cows, birds, ducks
  • Animals such as bears who hibernate start to wake up and become active.
  • During April you will see more rain showers.
  • During May the flowers will start to bloom.
  • That is where the saying April showers bring May flowers comes from.
  • Easter, Passover, April Fools Day, Earth Day, Arbor Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and Cino De Mayo, Holi (festival of colors in India) are all holidays in Spring.