Exploring all four seasons in preschool

Through out this week, the children have been exploring the four seasons. For one of our activity boxes, we set out laminated trees and symbols to go on the trees that represent each of the four seasons…

Before playing with the four season items, the teacher brainstormed with the children about which season each symbol might represent..

The children then put on their thinking caps and sorted the symbols onto the trees. There wasn’t a lot of room at the table so this little girl decided it would be just as fun to try this out on the floor…

This is just one of many activities going on through out the classroom. The children are given plenty of time to choose which activities they want to try and then gravitate from one play experience to another. You can hear lots of talking and laughing as the play goes on…

This is a good reason to keep those floors clean – the entire classroom is part of the learning environment!

Links to more Four Season Fun!

Four seasons felt board activity from Sun Hats and Wellie Boots.

Four seasons art activities from Teach Preschool

Four Seasons Song from Music for Special Kids

Downloadable sounds for Four Seasons from Play 2 Grow

Touchy, Feely, Spinning Seasons Wheel from Fab Mums

Four Seasons Lesson Plan Unit from LAWTEEDAH

Books on Amazon…

By |2011-03-30T08:00:59+00:00March 30th, 2011|

About the Author:

Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. has been working and teaching in the field of early childhood education for over 30 years. Deborah currently owns and teaches in her own part-time, private preschool called The Children’s Studio. Deborah’s deep passion for teaching and working with young children is documented and then graciously shared with millions of readers around the world through her blog and other social networking communities. Deborah believes that young children learn best through play and exploration and embraces this belief in all that she does in her own classroom so that she can effectively and passionately share rewarding, real- life, tried-and-true practices with other teachers, parents, and leaders across the field of early childhood education.


  1. Centers and Circle Time March 30, 2011 at 8:40 am - Reply

    Great Activity…what a smart little cookie! I would have chosen the floor too:)
    I voted! Good Luck:)

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. March 30, 2011 at 5:41 pm - Reply

      You are so sweet Centers! Thank you!

  2. Barbara March 30, 2011 at 4:40 pm - Reply

    another question from a happy follower of your wonderful blog:
    Center Time–do you allow students in each room to roam and choose activities and spend as long as they like at an activity, or do you use sign in/sign out process where number of students and time slot per center is limited?

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. March 30, 2011 at 5:41 pm - Reply

      We allow children to freely gravitate from center to center but we teach the children how many children can be at a center at a time and if it is full that they need to move on to another center and check back. They do not get to all centers in a day, in most cases, but the kids are used to this and they know there is always another day.

  3. hilke April 6, 2011 at 4:41 pm - Reply

    I really love what you are doing.. I gonna follow you and try some of your ideas.


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