Here is a really easy activity for kids.
It can be used as an introduction to the seasons (and the calender) or as a visual reminder for kids who already know their seasons but might be a little shaky on the details.
In our house, we just needed a reminder but we did find it handy to keep one of these 'seasonal pie-charts' pinned up in the school area for a few months after we created them.
This simple activity teaches:
+ The names of the 4 seasons
+ The order of the seasons
+ The cyclical nature of the seasons
+ The names of the 12 months of the year
+ The order of the months
+ The cyclical nature of the months
+ The months that belong to each season
Note: We live in Australia (southern hemisphere) so yours will obviously be a little different to the ones we drew if you live in the northern hemisphere.
Start with your circle - we traced cups.
Place twelve equally spaced marks around your circle.
OR download and print out this one I made especially for you ;)
Label these marks from January through December.
Divide the circle into quarters that match the seasons in your hemisphere. This is important. Lol.
Label your seasons.
Get creative! We chose a simple colour to represent each season but you could draw snowflakes in Winter and flowers in Spring. Make it your own :)
Please leave me a comment and tell me about your favourite season & don't forget you can download the file. Enjoy!
p.s. Need to learn the 7 days of the week? Here is activity I did with Lovely a few years ago that was actually the inspiration for this one.