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Kids are exposed to the many changes that come with the seasons every day of their lives, so why not use what they already know to teach them valuable lessons in the classroom? Lesson plans that incorporate spring, summer, fall, and winter into daily activities and focus on specific aspects of the seasons help children relate nature and their environment to their own lives. They also help kids to understand the reasons behind the seasons and the holidays that occur during them. Teachers and parents will find resources for all four seasons in this comprehensive guide, as well links to other activities, crafts projects, printable books and worksheets, ideas for incorporating seasonal decorations into the classroom, and teaching materials found on Bright Hub that will coordinate well with your lesson plans.
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Spring Lesson Plans
The spring season lends itself to lessons about the environment, rain showers and other weather, butterflies and other insects, animals, budding trees and flowers, outdoor themes, and holidays such as Mother's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Earth Day, and Easter. The following articles offer suggestions for spring lesson plans for your class.
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Summer Lesson Plans
Summer time it on the way and most kids can't wait for it to arrive! Take advantage of their excitement and weave some of these fun summer lesson plans into your teaching time. Summer lessons include subjects such as sun safety, going to the beach, camping, outdoor sports, traveling on vacations, favorite cool treats, birds, animals, and holidays like Memorial Day and Father's Day. Here are a few of Bright Hub's ideas to get you started.
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Fall Lesson Plans
The autumn season is a popular theme for many lesson plans. Kids love learning about the colorful the falling leaves, harvest time foods like pumpkins and apples, changes that happen in the weather as it cools, and animals that hibernate. Fall lesson plans also include back-to-school themes, fire prevention, and popular holidays such Halloween, Veterans Day, and Thanksgiving. Visit the links below to find some of our best fall lesson plans for kids.
- Kindergarten Harvest Lesson Plans: Leaves - This is a 5-part series of lesson plans.
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Winter Lesson Plans
Winter is an excellent time to teach kids about cool topics such as learning about animals that live in colder climates, how to dress for the cold, charity and giving to others, and snow and ice themed lessons. Other popular lesson plans focus on the many holidays that take place in the winter months such as Christmas, New Year's Day, President's Day, and Valentine's Day. The following articles are a few winter lesson plans to use with your students.
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Supporting Material for Seasons Lesson Plans
In addition to having an expansive library that includes all four seasons of lesson plans, Bright Hub also has quite a few additional seasonal materials that will work well to support your lessons about spring, summer, fall, and winter. Below you will find supporting material for all four seasons such as activities, ideas for setting up and using your science center, dramatic play suggestions, tips for decorating your classroom with seasonal themes, and free printable books and worksheets.
- Seasons Rhyming book (click to download)
Bright Hub Education also has a large number of activities and crafts for kids that will complement these four seasons of lesson plans. Please read “A Bright Hub Craft Guide: All Four Seasons" to find the ones that will work best for you and your students.