Seasonal Scenes

Seasonal Scenes lesson plan

  • 1.

    Find an outdoor plant that changes dramatically with the seasons—perhaps with flowers, leaves, and/or fruit. With children, observe it about once a week. If possible, measure its growth. Record bud sizes, bark color, or other changes. Use rich words to de

  • 2.

    At seasonal intervals, ask children to make their own creative representations of the plant. Save these in their portfolios to document not only the change in seasons but their progress in drawing and writing.

  • 4.

    What do you notice about the plant your group has adopted? With Crayola® Construction Paper™ Crayons, draw the plant the way it looks today. Include details and colors. Create texture with heavy layers of crayon.

  • 5.

    Label the drawing with your name and date. Did you see dew on leaves or ice crystals on branches? Decorate the drawing and your name with Crayola® Glitter Glue.

  • 6.

    On the back of your picture, write about the plant. What season is it? How is the plant changing? What do you think will happen next?


  • Asking Questions
  • Letters, Numbers & Words
  • Reading Pictures
  • Vocabulary
  • Physical: Eye - Hand Coordination
  • Physical: Senses
  • Physical: Small Muscles
  • Social & Emotional: Flexibility
  • Thinking: Creating
  • Thinking: Observing
  • Thinking: Predicting Outcomes
  • Thinking: Problem Solving