1-2-3 Come Do Some 4 Seasons Activities With Me #2
If you've read Part 1, of this now "4-Part Seasonal Series", you know that I began with a "4 Seasons, Look Out the Window" writing prompt craftivity.
As always, my brain kicked into hyper-drive & I had a zillion ideas jotted on sticky notes, that literally covered my desk!
(Not quite as crazy as the photo, but right up there!)
They were notes for all sorts of additional (4 seasons) fun activities, which included an assortment of games & puzzles.
Striving not to overwhelm anyone (including myself), I decided to make a separate packet featuring just games.
Well... after 56 pages I still had enough sticky notes left for (can you believe) 2 more packets! Thus a 4-part series.
"4 Seasons Fun Games & Activities" includes 25, quick, easy & super-fun games & activities, all with a 4 seasons theme.
The "Looking Out Of A Seasonal Window" center, pairs perfectly with the matching, writing prompt packet from my 1st "4 Seasons" blog article.
Here I've printed the "empty" windows on card stock, then before I laminate them, I cut out the window "pane".
After laminating, the cellophane acts as a glass-like, see-through "window".
One features clip art graphics, while the other is a photo of a real season.
This can be one, easy-peasy center, where children match the view to the appropriate window, as each window sill is designed with some seasonal graphics to give children a clue.
Another way to use the windows is with the "seasonal sorting" activity.
Children pick X number of tiles, sort them, then put them in a "pocket envelope" under the matching window.
Besides these center games, I've also included a list of 21 other games, along with directions & additional playing pieces for more, 4-season fun.
Use them for table top, early finishers, partner games, whole group activities, a sub tub, or centers.
After I designed the "photo windows" for the initial center, I diddled around for several hours making a photo collage for each season.
You can use them to introduce your lesson, then incorporate them in a 4 seasons bulletin board or seasonal display.
For a fun review of the seasons, hold up a photo poster & ask students which season is being depicted. Continue with a discussion of what the photographs in the collage have in common, what types of weather is happening, and how should people dress during this season.
I also made a specific header card for each one. These can be used in a matching game, or use the "dashed line" patterns to make puzzles. They are also great for your word wall or pocket chart.
Since it's winter, I thought a penguin activity would be fun for today's featured FREEBIE.
These "shapely penguins" are one of my students favorite activities, and such a fun way to teach shapes. Completed projects turn out absolutely adorable.
Well that's it for today. Thanks for stopping by.
"If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough." -Albert Einstein