Tuesday, March 20, 2012

This week in Preschool Science we took an in depth look at season. This unit is perfect for toddler, preschool, and kindergarten to get a birds eye understanding of the four seasons. It includes a hand art season craft, free pritnable season spin,  and preschool kids activities.
Preschool Science - Learning about Seasons Week


Teaching Preschoolers about Seasons


We do calendar time daily, but as the seasons change so infrequently it can be difficult for children to grasp the whole concept so I came up with this {FREE} Season Spin Printable.

FREE Learning about Seasons Printable

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There are 2 options. You can either teach them the four seasons alone or you can teach them about the 4 seasons showing the months. I feel like adding the months allows kids to better grasp when the months /seasons occur. PLUS I think it is cool for kids to see all the months in a circle that they go around and around over and over.  Each season has a section to color in representing the season. Then you stick the two sections together with a brad and you have a fun season spin. We are keeping ours with our Calendar so that as the months or seasons change they can see the change happen as part of a whole. The beautiful month clipart is used with permission form Philip Martin.

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Seasons Kids Activities

We also learned about seasons with these activities:

Season Spin Preschool Activity

I called out an activity that takes place in a particular season. The kids then turned their season spinner to the correct spinner (they got a Valentine Conversation Heart for correct answers =-) Preschool science - Learning about Seasons

What do you Wear in the _____ Activity

Dress-up FUN! I called out a season and the kids got the appropriate clothes on for the season from our dress-up clothes. This is a great way to help them understand about dressing appropriately!
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    Flannel Dress Up Bear Activity

    Using our dress-up bear flannel graph set
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    Seasonal Hand Art Craft for Kids

    We made this artwork showing the same tree in the four different seasons. We traced Minnie’s hand to make the tree trunk. Then we labeled our four season trees. As Goofy had just finished studying famous artist Seurat we decided to use his Pointillism style to make our trees.
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      Season Hand Art Craft for Kids

      We had a LOT of fun learning, playing, and crafting with the seasons. Now we are ready for today’s season change! Welcome Spring!!

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      10 comments:

      1. I love this! Pinned it already :) Thanks for sharing!

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      2. The 4 season hand art looks fantastic and your seasons printable is a great idea! It would be lovely if you'd like to share this with our Spring Carnival. :)
        http://sunnydaytodaymama.blogspot.co.uk/2012/02/all-year-round-blog-carnival-spring.html

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      3. this is an awesome craft and spinner (very detailed).

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      4. The spinner seems unable to print. When i try to get to it, I am redirected to google drive.

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      5. Siniti - I just tried and it worked fine. The file is in Google Docs so you will need some sort of google account to dowload it. If you continue to have problems you can email me livinglifeintentionallyblog (at) gmail.com
        Beth =-)

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      6. Absolutely love the 4 season hand art! Will try this with my son. Thanks for sharing!

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      7. Thank you for sharing the seasons printable! And, I absolutely love the tree art. Beautiful!

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      8. Just found this -- thank you for your generosity!

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      9. I loved the hand art nice way to relate art and science.

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