Unit Study: Kindergarten Seasons

 Age and Grade Requirements

  • Age: 5-6 years old
  • Grade: Kindergarten

Goals

By the end of this unit study, students will be able to:

  1. Identify and name the four seasons.
  2. Understand the characteristics and changes associated with each season.
  3. Explore the activities and clothing typically associated with different seasons.
  4. Enhance creativity through arts and crafts activities related to seasons.
  5. Gain exposure to basic concepts of science, weather, and cultural celebrations related to seasons.

Schedule (5 Days)

Day 1: Introduction to Seasons

  • Introduction to the concept of seasons and their importance
  • Identify and discuss the four seasons (spring, summer, fall, winter)
  • Arts and crafts: Create a “Season Wheel” with images representing each season

Day 2: Spring and Renewal

  • Focus on spring: Discuss the characteristics of spring, such as blooming flowers and warmer weather
  • Learn about seasonal changes in nature, such as the growth of plants
  • Science activity: Plant seeds and observe their growth

Day 3: Summer Fun

  • Focus on summer: Discuss the characteristics of summer, including longer days and outdoor activities
  • Learn about different summer activities like swimming and picnics
  • Arts and crafts: Create a summer-themed sun visor

Day 4: Fall and Harvest

  • Focus on fall: Discuss the characteristics of fall, such as changing leaves and cooler temperatures
  • Explore the concept of harvest and Thanksgiving
  • Reading a related storybook

Day 5: Winter Wonderland and Culmination

  • Focus on winter: Discuss the characteristics of winter, including snow and holidays
  • Explore winter traditions and celebrations from around the world
  • Culmination activity: Create a class “Seasons Calendar” with drawings and descriptions for each season

Recommended Books (with Amazon Links)

  1. “And Then It’s Spring” by Julie Fogliano Amazon Link
  2. “Mouse’s First Fall” by Lauren Thompson Amazon Link
  3. “The Snowy Day” by Ezra Jack Keats Amazon Link

Recommended Video Links

  1. Peppa Pig: “Peppa’s Four Seasons” YouTube Link
  2. The Kiboomers: “Four Seasons Song” YouTube Link
  3. National Geographic Kids: “Changing Seasons” YouTube Link

Arts and Crafts Activity

Create a “Seasons Collage”: Provide materials (colored paper, fabric, buttons) for students to create a collage representing each season.

Science Activity

“Planting Seeds”: Plant seeds in pots or cups and observe their growth over time.

Culmination Activity

Create a “Seasons Calendar” with drawings and descriptions for each season, allowing students to showcase their understanding of the characteristics and changes associated with each season.

Bible Connection

Explore biblical references to seasons, such as the changing of seasons in Ecclesiastes 3:1-8, and discuss the spiritual lessons that can be drawn from the cycle of seasons in life.

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