Early Childhood

Kindergarten Lesson About the Four Seasons

Hello Everyone!

I am currently working on a kindergarten lesson plan about the characteristics of the four seasons. To engage my students in the lesson, I have considered reading them a book about the four seasons and having a discussion afterward. Does anyone have any suggestions for other engaging activities I could incorporate into the beginning of my lesson?

Thank You!

Morgan Fletcher
Morgan Fletcher
405 Activity Points

Hello, 

A great way to engage students in the four seasons is to display the different caracteristics about he four seasons. Take students for a walk around your school and point out the things in the environment that change in each season. Have students do observational drawings of a tree that changes when the weather changes. Also, make their learning meaningful by allowing the students to lead the exploration. Ask students what they want to know about the four seasons. WHen you ask a student their feelings about the topic you are  modeling for them. 

Brittany Price-Bolden
Brittany Price-Bolden
2060 Activity Points

Hi Morgan!

I am an Early Childhood Major at the University of Northern Iowa hoping to teach Kindergarten someday. I have actually written a mini-unit on the four seasons for preschoolers and it was so fun to create. I love that you are planning to do this. I would suggest having the students investigate with hands-on activites and play. In my science methods course, we learned all about early childhood stem and how important it is for children to learn through playing. I think it would be awesome if you could have sensory tables; for example having leaves in a bucket for fall, or maybe ice for winter. You could also make it a year long project and have students take turns charting the temperature each day and disuss the patterns. Hope this helps!

Rylee Flege
Rylee Flege
2075 Activity Points

Hi Morgan,

I am currently studying Early Childhood Education at the University of Northern Iowa. I think this is a great idea for a lesson for kindergarteners because they are often curious a about the different seasons. I agree a great idea to read a book to them about the seasons to peak their interests. I would also suggests some hands on activities because I have learned that younger children learn better through hands on activities. You could draw a picutre of a tree and then split the leaves into four groups and have different materials to represent each of the seasons for the students to put onto the drawing. You could have matching/ sorting games where the students have to determine which season the picture goes with which season such as a raincoat and umbrella to go with spring. 

Kaleigh Greufe
Kaleigh Greufe
2555 Activity Points

Hi, Morgan! I definitely think that for a lesson about the four seasons you could have your students sing a song about seasons with you! I know that there are a lot of songs that are appropriate for kindergarten lessons and you should be able to find a couple on YouTube. 

Dahlia Chandrahasan
Dahlia Chandrahasan
470 Activity Points

Wow, that is a great idea! I will be sure to look into songs I can incorporate in my lesson. Thank you so much for the suggestion. 

Morgan Fletcher
Morgan Fletcher
405 Activity Points

Hi Morgan! 

 

I have no idea if there even are gonoodle videos regarding the four seasons, but getting students up and moving with dance is a great way to motivate them and get them thinking about a topic! Having a tool like gonoodle is specifically helpful when there's a large group involved. If you haven't checked it out at all, you definitely should give it a try! 

 

Hope it went/is going all well!

Rachel Wagner
Rachel Wagner
2115 Activity Points

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