Simple Signs of the Seasons

Simple Signs of the Seasons lesson plan

Sparkling snowflakes, raindrops, flowers, or crispy leaves let everyone know that the seasons are changing. What season is new for you?

  • 1.

    Talk about changes in weather, plants, and the sky as the seasons shift from one to another. Examine evidence such as fallen leaves, the first crocus of spring, or snowflakes. Write the names of the four seasons in temperate climates. Use Crayola no-mess Color Wonder™ Soft Sticks™ to make signs of the changing seasons.

  • 2.

    To make fall, you might cut out leaves from Color Wonder Paper. Crumple them so they look dried. Open up the leaves and use Color Wonder Soft Sticks to decorate them. The color is smooth to apply and it’s fun to watch hues appear. Try combining colors. Change pressure to create lighter and darker shades. Glue leaves onto your favorite fall color paper. Air-dry the glue before displaying.

  • 3.

    Use the blue Color Wonder Soft Stick to create a winter wonderland. Fold a small square of Color Wonder Paper in half, and then in half again into a triangle. Carefully cut or tear out a few pieces to make a snowflake. Ask for adult help if you need it. Open up the paper and add blue dots for color. Use Crayola Glitter Glue to create a frosty sheen. Air-dry the glue.

  • 4.

    Take another piece of Color Wonder Paper and create a swirling snowstorm with the blue Soft Stick. Glue your snowflakes on the background.

  • 5.

    Think up signs of summer and spring and make them too. Display your seasonal wonders for other students and families to appreciate.


  • Children recognize signs of the seasons in their surroundings.
  • Students correctly spell the names of seasons and depict seasonal changes graphically.
  • Children display their work for others to appreciate.


  • Besides signs of seasons, discuss other events that take place during season change. Traditionally fall is thought of as harvest time. What crops are harvested in your area? Spring brings the return of birds in some parts of the world and often is the beg
  • Create 3-D dioramas in shoeboxes to show how animal habitats change with the seasons.
  • Assessment: Students correctly name and spell the seasons and words that are connected to them. Art accurately depicts one or more aspects of the season chosen.