The Seasons & Clothes Themed Activities were perfect for this time of year, Spring Time! The children loved learning about the clothes we wear and the four seasons, making four seasons trees, measuring clothes, making a class book and taking part in the popsicle sticks and clothes pins STEM challenge.
Seasons & Clothes Themed Activities
Play dough, stamps, scissors, lacing beads and cards, puzzles and blocks are set out for the children to choose from, and get creative during this 30 minute period.
Seasons & Clothes Themed Circle Time
Every day during Circle Time we do the morning routine, which includes the Calendar and ‘Number, Color, Shape and Letter of the week’. We then read a story, sing a few songs and do a group activity.
On every Monday we change the ‘Classroom Helpers’ Classroom Jobs. Each child has a name card on a popsicle stick, and they get to choose their job of the week.
Seasons & Clothes Themed Circle Time Activities
Activity 1: Weekend News
Every Monday morning each child gets a chance to talk about their weekend and what they did. The children then draw a picture in the ‘weekend news’ journal, and the teacher writes down what they have said.
Activity 2: Word Cards
Show the word cards to the children while they say the words out loud. Sit in a circle and play some music. Give the first word card to the child next to you, they then pass it on to the next child. Hand the second card to the child next to you and let them pass it on. Children continue to pass the cards around the circle. When the music stops, each child must tell the rest which picture they have on their card.
Activity 3: Clothes RElay
Divide the class into two groups. Place different clothing pieces in a line – one for each group (socks, shorts, a t-shirt and a cap). A child from each group stands at the start line. When the teacher says go, they must walk and put on the different clothing pieces. The first child that gets to the end line with all the clothing pieces on wins.
Activity 4: Word Cards Stand Up/ Sit Down Game
Use the same word cards as is Circle Time Activity 2. Ask all the children to stand up in front of you. Hold the cards facing you. Show the children the cards one by one and say what is on the card. If you name the card correctly, the children keep standing. If you name the card wrongly, children sit down as fast as possible. Those who don’t sit down, or are too slow is out. Continue until there is only one child left.
Seasons & Clothes Themed Songs
Twenty action songs and rhymes all about Seasons & Clothes to get those bodies moving and grooving. Click on the image to head over to the post.
Seasons & Clothes Themed Books
Twenty-five of the best story picture books that are perfect for a theme all about Seasons & Clothes. Click on the image below to read what these books are about.
Seasons & Clothes Themed Literacy Activities
Activity 1: What will you wear? Class Book
A lovely story of a little bear telling us what he wears on a bright and sunny day. The Jesse Bear Printable Class Book is perfect for an engaging extension activity to this book.
Children will practice speaking in front of their classmates, learn clothes and seasons vocabulary and have a great time!
What you need:
- Jesse Bear Printable Class Book
- Coloring pencils or crayons
How to use this resource:
After reading the story, or watching the read-aloud on YouTube here, ask the children one by one what they will wear when it’s hot, cold, windy, snowing or rainy. For example ‘John, what will you wear? What will you wear when it’s snowing?’ Now ask the children to ask their classmates the same question.
Line the children up in alphabetical order according to their names. Explain to them that they are going to ask the friend next to them what they will wear.
The first page of the book has no place to draw a picture. So the teacher will write the first child in the line’s name on this page and ask them ‘(Child’s name), What will you wear? What will you wear when it’s cold?’
Complete the pages by drawing what they will wear, and the teacher writing down the words of what they drew. They can then write the next child in the line’s name to ask the question. When they are done, the teacher can assemble the class book and read it back to the children. They all love seeing their own and their classmates’ pictures.
Activity 2: Seasons Sorting Cut-and-Paste
Talk about the different seasons and which activities you partake in during each. Hand out the season sorting activity sheets. Children cut out the pictures and sort them by pasting them under the correct headings.
Activity 3: Seasons & Clothes Bingo
Place all of the call-out cards in a bucket, hat or bag and mix them up. The caller should select a card without looking. Have players mark the square with a picture of the same piece of clothing with a chip when they hear a word that appears on their card. Players shout “BINGO!” when they get a full line (vertical, horizontal or diagonal) or a full card.
Activity 4: Rhyming Pairs Center
Print and laminate. Children find the matching rhyming cards and place them on the matching traceable word sheets and then trace the words.
Activity 5: Dress the Child
Children color and cut out the clothes of their choosing and ‘dress’ their pictures.
Seasons & Clothes Themed Math Activities
Center 1: Laundry Day
Print out, laminate, punch a hole on the tree and one on the house and tie a string through it. Laminate and cut out the pictures of the clothes. Laminate and cut out the instruction cards. Children choose an instruction cards and ‘hang’ all the clothes on the washing line using small clothes pegs.
Center 2: Clothes Measuring Math Center
Children measure the length of the clothes using connector cubes, paper clips or rulers and record their findings.
- Follow the path from 1 – 20 by coloring the numbers
- Measure the length of each object using cubes then complete the pictograph
- Add all the objects and fill in the correct answer.
- Complete the patterns
- Count all the objects and fill in the correct answer
Seasons & Clothes Themed Art
Give the children squares of colored construction paper – red, dark green, light green, brown, orange, yellow, purple and pink (about 3 x 3 inches). Children tear the paper into little pieces, or draw leaves and flowers on it, cut it out and decorate the trees (you will find the template in the free lesson plan).
Seasons & Clothes Themed Science
I found this fun activity on Instagram. Click on the image to go to the post for detailed instructions. Then watch the following video: Seasons and the Sun: Crash Course Kids 11.1
I got the fantastic idea for this activity over at dailystemchallenge.com. Click on the image to head over to their post for full instructions.
Seasons & Clothes Themed Snack Idea
I also found the idea for this healthy flower snack at thenatureofgrace.blogspot.com. You will need red m&m’s, cheese, raisins, basil leaves, bread, marshmallows and celery. Put these all together as seen in the picture, and enjoy!