Can your students recognize the season by weather and affects in nature? This scrapbook art approach allows the students to build the scene, select appropriate clothing and identify the seasons on the calendar.
In this activity, students sort items from four different categories (months, weather, nature, and clothing) to create a representation for each of the 4 seasons. The students work to create a 3 month calendar snapshot of the 3 months that fit into each season. Then students create a picture that shows the typical outside scene during that season. Finally, students choose clothing items appropriate to the season. After all four seasons are completed, the students can review all four creations to see how the seasons are the same and different by clicking the "SUBMIT" button that appears after filling out all of the season items.
This activity can be played as a whole class, in pairs/small groups or individually.
Whole Class: Create teams that are responsible for certain sections of the activity. Alternatively, have students discuss how their local seasons are the same and/or different from those pictured in the interactivity.
Pairs/Small Groups: Students take turns making selections and placing them in the appropriate place in the scene.
All: Have students discuss how their local seasons are the same and/or different from those pictured in the interactivity.
The students could create their own pictures or collages representing each of the four seasons on a large sheet of paper using their own communities as the basis. For example, winter in certain climates may look different than it looks in the interactive activity (no snow in far southern climates, etc.)
Language Arts: Season Acrostic Poems. Write each letter of each season vertically on lined paper. Students can create an acrostic poem for each season by writing a describing word that goes with the season and begins with the letter on each line. Ex: Spring: Sunny, Pleasant, Rainy, Indigo, Nice, Grass.