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Seasons – Teacher Resources

Teach about the phenomenon of the seasons by using lessons, activities, and printables which encourage participation and exploration. Included are summer reading lists for all grade levels, literature guides associated with the seasons, daily warm-ups, Spanish vocabulary practice, quizzes and worksheets, crossword puzzles, creative writing exercises, and much more!

Educational Videos

Winter Solstice – Videos & Activities


The Very Hungry Caterpillar Activities Booklet
Climate Activities
Fall Crossword Puzzle I
Describe the Rainy Day
How Do Animals Adapt to Seasonal Change? -- Activity 4.12
Winter-Themed Bulletin Board
Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring: Reading Passage
More Popular Seasons Printables

Lesson Plans

Winter Holidays
Life Cycle of Butterflies
Let It Snow!
Fall Similes
Fall Haiku
The Sunflower
Fall Acrostic Poem
More Popular Seasons Lesson Plans


Types of Snow
Global Warming: A Glossary of Terms
Global Warming: So, What's the Big Deal?
Global Warming: We CAN Make a Difference!
Quotations from Winter Poems
Winter Weather Across America
Global Warming: Greenhouse Effect
More Seasons References

Spring Resources

Seasons Printables Slideshow
Structure of a Typical Flower
Butterfly Life Cycle Worksheet
Classroom Tree Bulletin Board
Top 10 Spring Activities (K-8)
Class Garden
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Poster & Activities
More Spring Resources for Teachers

Summer Resources

Top 10 Olympic Controversies
Summer Fun Worksheets
Summer Crossword Puzzle
Fact or Opinion
Summer Herbs to Identify
Tissue Flower Craft
Summer Reading (Grades 9-12)
More Summer Resources for Teachers

Autumn Resources

Favorite Autumn Activities Slideshow (K-8)
Special November Days
As Soon As It's Fall Poetry Pack
Fall Crossword Puzzle II
Fall into Rhyme
Weather Station
Autumn Leaves
More Autumn Resources for Teachers

Winter Resources

Winter Solstice – Videos & Activities
Winter Holidays Worksheets
Holiday Ornaments & Decorations Slideshow
Jan Brett's Winter Books
Winter Solstice Activities
Winter Crossword Puzzle
Winter Holidays Chart
More Winter Resources for Teachers

Art & Music Activities

Autumn Leaf Art Projects
Autumn Tree
Explaining the Winter Solstice
Synonym and Antonym Acorns
Winter Holiday Bookmarks
Snowflake Ornament
Snowman Mobile
Colorful Creations from Construction Paper
Fun in the Snow
Decorative Leaf Rubbings
More Seasons Activities for Art & Music

Reading & Language Arts Activities

I Dreamed I Was a Snowman Poetry Pack
Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring: Comprehension Questions
Teacher's Guide to Jan Brett's Gingerbread Friends
Plan a Holiday
Savvy September Sentences
Winter Holiday Contract: Grades 4-6
Different Leaves: Unscramble Me!
Writing Fall Haiku
The Summer of the Swans
Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring
More Popular Seasons Reading & Language Arts Activities

Social Studies Resources

It's Winter Weather
What Makes an Indian Summer?
Welcome Spring
The Chinese Calendar
Crepe Paper Flower
The Giant Easter Egg
On the Far Side of the Mountain
What Are Seasons Like?
Earth, Moon, Sun, and Seasons -- Lecture Notes and Facts
Most Overall Summer Olympic Medals (USA)
More Seasons Social Studies Activities

Mathematics Resources

Celsius and Fahrenheit Conversions Made Simple
How Can You Make a Thermometer?
Daylight Saving Time
Baseball Fun
Making a Pocket Sundial
What Are Solstices and Equinoxes?
A Growing Snowflake
More Seasons Math Activities

Science Resources

How Do Seasons Affect Animal Adaptations? -- Activity 4.11
Earth, Moon, Sun, and Seasons -- Activity
Tree Pattern
What Causes Seasons?
Bird Bread
Signs of Fall
Butterfly Life Cycle Quiz
Pumpkin Seed Snack
Glacial Pressure
What and When Is Fall?
More Popular Seasons Science Activities

Weather Resources

Frequently Asked Questions about Tsunamis
Weather Forecast Bulletin Board
Weather Graph
Weather Symbols
Science Reading Warm-Up: Earthquakes
Science Reading Warm-Up: Volcanoes
More Weather Resources for Teachers

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December Calendar of Events
December is full of events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: World AIDS Day (12/1), International Volunteer Day (12/6), Hanukkah (begins at sundown 12/6), Handwashing Awareness Week (12/6-12), Computer Science Education Week (12/7-13), Human Rights Day (12/10), Winter Solstice (12/22), Christmas (12/25), Kwanzaa (begins 12/26), Visit the Zoo Day (12/27), and New Year's Eve (12/31). Plus, celebrate Bingo's Birthday Month, Universal Human Rights Month, and Write to a Friend Month all December long!

Hour of Code
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Teaching with Comics: Galactic Hot Dogs
Reach reluctant readers and English-language learners with comics! Our original teaching guides to the Galactic Hot Dogs comic series (chapters 1-4 and 5-8), as found on Funbrain.com (and now in print!), will take students on a cosmic adventure while engaging their creative minds. Plus, find even more activities for teaching with comics, featuring many other classic stories.