Spring Facts for Kids
Spring is one of the four seasons.
Spring is the season that is in between Winter and 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 starts 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.