Spring Coloring Pages
What's your favorite season? Since I was a little, I have always preferred summer over all other seasons. It can get too hot sometimes but I get to spend a good deal of my free time on a beach, having fun with family and friends. Still, spring isn't all that bad, especially after long cold days of winter. Although days can be quite wet in spring, thanks to all the rain, I do enjoy the views of blossoming flowers and shiny sky.
By the way, did you know that long time ago, before spring is called spring as we know today, it was called Lent? There are still many fun facts about spring below but before that, why don't you check these printable spring coloring pages? There are quite a few of them and you can have them all for free. Just be sure that you only use them personally.
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Spring Coloring Pages
Spring Fun Facts
- Before Spring was called Spring, it was called Lent in Old English. Starting in the 14th century, that time of year was called “springing time”—a reference to plants “springing” from the ground. In the 15th century this got shortened to “spring-time,” and then further shortened in the 16th century to just “spring.”
- Baby birds learn to sing during spring. Although they are born with the ability to sing, they must learn the specific songs of their species. They often learn their songs within two months of being born.
- On the first day of spring, a person at the North Pole would see the sun skimming across the horizon, beginning six months of uninterrupted daylight. A person at the South Pole would see the sun skimming across the horizon, signaling the start of six months of darkness.
- Many trees, flowers, plants and bulbs begin to grow during the Spring because of ample availability of water, light, warmth and soil (compost). The first spring flowers are typically dandelions, daffodils, lilacs, lilies, iris and tulips to name a few. For the Japanese, the opening of the cherry blossom, Japan’s national flower, in March or April signals the start of spring.
- Spring fever is a real syndrome. When the temperature rises during the warm spell after a long winter, there is a dilation of the blood vessels so blood can be carried to the body surface where heat can be lost quickly. People experience an energetic feeling when this happens.
- At Chichen Itza, Mexico, the Mayan celebrate the first day of spring with “The Return of the Sun Serpent.” On the evening on the spring equinox, the setting sun creates a triangular shadow on the El Castillo pyramid that looks like a descending snake, or the feather serpent god Kukulkan.