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I absolutely love lessons that span across multiple subjects and this 4 Seasons Observations Lesson crosses over art, math and science! PLUS I’ve created a FREE printable for you below so it’s a win win! Just go ahead and print the file below – one page for each student – then pass out for center activities!
Print Here –> 4 Seasons Activity PDF
Printable 4 Seasons Activity (see file above)
Prismacolor Colored Pencils
cereal box or cardboard (1 per student)
Elmer’s Re-Stick Glue Sticks
Elmer’s Liquid School glue or tape
Each quadrant of our 4 Seasons Printable represents a different season of the year. The goal for this activity sheet is to color that season’s colors inside of the circle around the tree. The background area outside of the tree should be colored to match the season’s color before. For example, at the top right you can see that I’ve colored the tree “circle” spring colors, but the surrounding background will be the colors of winter. A summer tree would be surrounded by spring colors. A fall tree would be surrounded by summer colors and a winter tree would be surrounded by fall colors. The observation here is the overlapping of seasons regardless of what calendar date it is.
Once the coloring is complete, cut out the season quadrants, and cut out a cereal box (or other cardboard) to paste onto the back of each season.
I used the new Elmer’s Re-Stick Glue Stick to glue each season quadrant onto the cardboard since it can be difficult to align things perfectly. The Re-Stick Glue Stick leaves room for error and removing and replacing the seasons!
Once all seasons are glued onto their cardboard counterparts lay them out in the correct order of seasons. We chose to display ours vertically so that there was no confusion of seasons but you can display yours as shown above.
Place your seasons face down, ensuring they are in the correct order and direction. Lay 2 pieces of ribbon across all 4 of your seasons as shown above.
Using Elmer’s Liquid School Glue or tape attach your ribbons onto the back of your seasons. Make sure to create a small loop at the top to allow your artwork to be hung on a nail or pin.
Grades: 3rd – 8th
Lesson Objectives: Observe the changes of the season through art and math.
Vocabulary: seasons, autumn, pixel, temperature, daylight, visual
Art Observation: Portray various seasons by the warmth and mood of color changes on the same background.
Science Observation: Seasons don’t just change overnight like a calendar. Instead it is a slide of seasons slowly changing over a period of time. Each season produces different colors, temperatures, times of daylight weather patterns and plants.
Math Observation: Geometric shapes are used as a tool to overlay the season changes in the artwork and emphasize individual seasons.