Spring Equinox

The spring or vernal equinox falls on or around the 20th March in the Northern hemisphere. Spring Equinox

The word equinox comes from two Latin words, equus and nox and means 'equal night'; the day when the day and night are of equal length.

It marks the point where the sun passes over the celestial equator from the Southern to the Northern hemisphere and the hours of daylight become longer than the night.

For many, the vernal equinox marks the arrival of spring. 

In the UK various celebrations are held, some of the biggest of which take place at Stonehenge.

Why not celebrate the arrival of spring with the help of our fun range of colouring pages and printables?

Equinox Colouring Page

Equinox Colouring Page

Here's a simple equinox colouring page to print out for the children to colour in - perfect for a space topic. 

Equinox Story Paper

Equinox Story Paper

Use this equinox story paper to describe what an equinox is, or as inspiration for some creative story writing or poetry...

Spring Equinox Colouring Page

Spring Equinox Colouring Page

We have two versions of this colouring page, featuring a tree changing from winter to spring. One has the heading 'spring equinox' and the other has the heading 'vernal equinox' - just click on your preferred option below to download and print. 

Spring Equinox Poster

Spring Equinox Poster

This poster shows a tree changing between two seasons (winter to spring), illustrating the vernal (spring) equinox in a simple way - perfect for a display about changing seasons. Choose from two versions below: 'Spring Equinox' or 'Vernal Equinox".

Spring Equinox Story Paper

Spring Equinox Story Paper

Use this story paper to write down some facts about the Spring Equinox, or as the setting for a creative story set at this time of year.

Spring Equinox Word Search

Spring Equinox Word Search

Can you find the words relating to the Spring equinox in the grid? If you get stuck we have the solution to help.

Spring Equinox Worksheet

Spring Equinox Worksheet

Are you learning about the different seasons at the moment? If so, ask the kids to try and complete this Spring Equinox Worksheet, which has questions all about the Spring Equinox, and space to draw and label a picture too.

Welcome Spring Poster

Welcome Spring Poster

It's a lovely feeling once winter is over and we can finally welcome spring! Print this poster to celebrate - perfect for displaying on a classroom wall or door.

Explore our Spring Equinox Themes:

Spring
Spring

The Earth's Orbit
The Earth's Orbit

Stonehenge
Stonehenge

Spring Celebrations Around the World

Nowruz
Nowruz

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