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Preschool Activities About the Four Seasons

written by: Tracey Bleakley • edited by: Amanda Grove • updated: 6/6/2012

Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall! Learning about the seasons is fun with these preschool activities. Four seasons activities can be used to teach young children about the changes in weather that occur throughout the year.

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    Preschool children are just learning about how the year is organized. During calendar time they are beginning to learn the days of the week and months. Use these preschool activities to teach them about the four seasons, too. They will learn the names of the seasons, the weather that is typical and other distinguishing characteristics of each season.

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    Use this simple song during circle time to help your students learn the names of the four seasons.

    Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall

    (To the tune of "This Old Man")

    Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall

    There are seasons, four in all

    Weather changes, sun and rain and snow

    Leaves fall down and flowers grow

    Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall

    There are seasons, four in all

    Look outside and you will see

    Just what season it will be!

    -Judy Hall

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    Make a chart to show the different things associated with the different seasons. Divide a large piece of chart paper into four sections and label each section with the name of a season. Use pictures (draw them yourself or cut some out from magazines) to help the children begin to learn about the weather, clothing, activities and other things that go with each season. For spring you might have rainy or windy weather, flowers blooming, kite flying, and baby animals. Winter might show snowy weather, sledding, snowman building, hibernating animals and bare trees. Add to the chart as the class leans more about the seasons.

    Make four season books. Give each child a small book with "The Four Seasons" on the front cover and the name of a season on each of the other four pages. On each page have the children draw and color a picture of something they like to do in that season.

    Play a quick game of "I Spy" with a seasonal twist. This is an easy activity you can do whenever you have a few extra minutes. Give the children a clue like "I spy red and orange leaves on the trees, squirrels gathering nuts and pumpkins in the garden. What season is it?" Let them guess the season. Once they understand the game let the children make up their own clues, too.

    For a four seasons science center activity, collect pictures of people doing different things like ice skating, playing at the beach, walking in the rain, etc. Then place the pictures along with index cards with the names of the seasons written on them into a center. Have the children work pairs and look at the pictures one at a time and determine which season each picture goes with.

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    Reading about the Seasons

    There are lots of age appropriate books about the four seasons to share with your preschool children.

    Young children will love these preschool activities and books for learning about the four seasons.

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    Warren, Jean. More Piggyback Songs, Warren Publishing House, Inc. 1984

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