The children started off each season by drawing bare trees. Each tree was created on a different day – not all at one time:)
For summer, the children tore up strips of green construction paper and glued it to the branches of their trees.
I didn’t make into the classroom in time to catch them gluing on the leaves which is always disappointing to me. I love watching the children engage in their work! I did catch some of the other seasons in action which you can see if you click on the different season links above.
What makes each of these activities so awesome is the unique interpretation of how the tree should look. Although the children followed the same processes, each child’s tree ended up with a very unique result.
I loved how this teacher created a plan for presenting all four seasons to the children that lasted over several days and incorporated opportunities to explore the seasons through a variety of art materials.
Another wonderful addition to the four seasons art wall!This article is being shared with you by Deborah Stewart of Teach Preschool - Promoting excellence in early childhood education at home and in the preschool classroom!
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