All four seasons at the sticky table

We have been experiencing what seems like all four seasons in one month! The weather has gone from a few warm sunny days to a few days with with blizzard like conditions to days with lots of rain or very strong winds.  With all this crazy weather, it has been a good time of year to explore the weather of all four seasons…

All Four Seasons at the Sticky Table by Teach Preschool

To get us thinking about the four seasons, we read “My Favorite Time of Year” by Susan Pearson.  I have had this book a very long time and although this book does a nice job illustrating all four seasons, it is a little on the long side as far as the story goes – so we did a little reading and picture surfing through the book…

Four seasons at the sticky table by Teach Preschool

After reading our book, we extended our study of the four seasons in several of our centers and one of the centers was our four seasons sticky table…

All four seasons at the sticky table by Teach Preschool

To create the sticky table, just add clear contact paper (sticky side up) to the top of a table or large tray. I used clear packing tape to hold the sticky paper in place…

All four seasons at the sticky table by Teach Preschool

For this sticky table, we set out foam squares and foam trees for the children to create all four seasons.  Our colors were divided into cups as follows…

  • Red/Yellow/Orange for fall
  • White for winter
  • Pink/Purple for spring
  • Green for summer

Of course, the center was left open ended so the children could choose how they preferred to use or combine the colors…

All four seasons at the sticky table by Teach Preschool

The foam shapes are easily removed from the sticky table so each child could put their shapes away when done, start over, or change up their designs…

Four Seasons at the Sticky Table by Teach Preschool

Lots of ways to explore the sticky table…

All four seasons at the sticky table by Teach Preschool

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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.

5 Comments

  1. Marnie March 21, 2013 at 8:53 am - Reply

    Love these book suggestions. I am adding them to our list! Pinned! Thank you! ~ Marnie

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. March 21, 2013 at 11:38 pm - Reply

      Thank you for the pin Marnie!

  2. Dawn March 21, 2013 at 10:52 am - Reply

    This is a lovely idea. I hadn’t come across the idea of a sticky table before and I love it. Will definitely try this out. Thank you for such clear instructions and photographs your site is an inspiration – Dawn

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. March 21, 2013 at 11:37 pm - Reply

      You are welcome Dawn! Thank you for your sweet comment:)

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