Are you working on a season-themed unit for your preschool-aged child? The list below has 20 different season-themed activities that are a perfect addition to your homeschooling needs. There are a variety of hands-on learning activities that will also help kids learn about the elements of the seasons. These activities are especially fun if you do not live in a climate where you experience all four seasons. Learn more seasonal ideas below!
Winter Seasonal Activities
1. Exploding Snowman
Make a snowman on a sandwich bag and add baking soda. Close the bag halfway and pour vinegar into the bag. Watch the snowman explode!
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2. Painting Ice
3. Snowstorm in a Jar
This is a fun idea for learning about snow. It's a snow lava lamp that you can make at home. It is a great DIY science project for kids. You need a jar, baby oil, water, white paint, and Alka Seltzer to get the snow storm going.
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4. Winter Movement Activities
5. Make Snow
It's a cold winter day, but too cold to play in the snow. In this winter seasonally-themed activity, kids can make their snow! All you need is a bottle of hair conditioner (about half of the bottle) and baking soda (3 cups). Mix the ingredients and play with fake snow! You can add this to a sensory bin and add in some winter-themed items.
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Spring Seasonal Activities
6. Rain Clouds Painting
Kids love jumping in the puddles of spring showers. In this cloud model activity, kids use gravity to make their rain droplets. Mix watercolors with water and place them in a basin. Kids can use droppers or dip cotton balls right into the paint. Put dabs of paint on the top of the paper and then hang to dry. It's helpful to use white-colored card stock because the paint is very wet. You can glue some cotton balls on top to make a rain cloud. This is an adorable craft that lets you teach about spring and science!
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7. Spring ABC Flowers
8. Flower Names
This fun craft has kids practice writing their names in the petals of flowers. You can use a printable from the internet or cut out your flower pieces. Kids can decorate the paper they paste their name flowers on.
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9. Bluebird Counting Activity
Practice counting skills with this adorable spring-themed preschool activity. Print out counting cards and have kids use candy or beads to fill the bluebird nests.
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10. Color Changing Flowers
This gardening activity combines spring and science. Have kids pick some light-colored flowers and place them in cups with food coloring. Flowers bring up water and nutrients from their roots. Watch the flowers magically change color as they absorb the water.
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Summer Seasonal Activities
11. Sand Pies Sensory Bin
Season sensory activities are always my favorite. Make this beach-themed and have two sensory tables- a water table and a sand bin. Kids can add water to their sand to make sand pies. Be sure to add in all different sand toys and kitchen utensils for them to use.
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12. Summer-Themed Tracing Pages
13. Beach Ball Color-by-Number
Beaches are great for hot summer days! If you are talking about the beach during circle time, this activity is a great follow-up! Kids practice number recognition and color matching in this beach-themed color-by-number activity. You can print many different color-by-number activities for each season.
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14. Alphabet Popsicles
Popsicles on a beautiful summer day bring back memories. In this activity, kids will practice their letter tracing on popsicle pictures.
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15. Ice Cream Cone Measuring
Math and ice cream don't usually go together, but in this seasonal activity, they do! Kids practice their measuring skills with these ice cream cone measuring cards. You can have kids use legos/mega blocks to measure. If you don't have those, you can cut out 1-inch squares (card stock pieces) for them to use.
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Fall Seasonal Activities
16. Leaf Counting Wands
Grab some pipe cleaners and fake leaves to make these leaf counting wants. Use hot glue to attach a different number of fake leaves to each pipe cleaner. Kids can then practice their math skills by counting beads. Fine motor skill work comes into play when they string the beads onto the pipe cleaners.
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17. Nature Scavenger Hunt
18. Leaf Balance Transfer
Kids practice their balancing skills transferring leaves from one side of the room/field to the other. Have kids walk across balance beams (you can use wood low to the ground) and transfer leaves. Have them practice their counting after they finish.
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19. Leaf Cutting Activity
20. Leaf Painting
This art activity involves printing out leaf images. Kids can then use paint or water and tissue paper to create beautifully painted leaves. To use water and tissue paper, have kids place the tissue paper on the leaf and add a little bit of water on top with a dropper. The color from the tissue paper will transfer onto the leaf.
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