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

Lesson Plans

Life Cycle of Butterflies
Winter Holidays
Fall Similes
Let It Snow!
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!
Global Warming: Greenhouse Effect
Winter Weather Across America
Greatest Snowfalls in North America
More Seasons References

Spring Resources

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

Summer Resources

Summer Fun Worksheets
Summer Crossword Puzzle
Top 10 Olympic Controversies
Summer Herbs to Identify
Fact or Opinion
The Summer of the Swans
Tissue Flower Craft
More Summer Resources for Teachers

Autumn Resources

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

Winter Resources

Winter Holidays Worksheets
Winter Solstice – Videos & Activities
Jan Brett's Winter Books
Winter Crossword Puzzle
Holiday Ornaments & Decorations Slideshow
Winter Solstice Activities
Martin Luther King, Jr. Videos & Activities
More Winter Resources for Teachers

Art & Music Activities

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

Reading & Language Arts Activities

I Dreamed I Was a Snowman Poetry Pack
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Poster & Activities
Teacher's Guide to Jan Brett's Gingerbread Friends
Plan a Holiday
Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring: Comprehension Questions
Winter Holiday Contract: Grades 4-6
What Are the Seasons Like?
Summer Reading (Grades K-2)
Different Leaves: Unscramble Me!
Rachel Carson: The Coming of a Silent Spring
More Popular Seasons Reading & Language Arts Activities

Social Studies Resources

Winter Holidays Chart
It's Winter Weather
What Makes an Indian Summer?
Savvy September Sentences
Welcome Spring
Beaded Snowflakes
The Chinese Calendar
Earth, Moon, Sun, and Seasons -- Lecture Notes and Facts
On the Far Side of the Mountain
Crepe Paper Flower
More Seasons Social Studies Activities

Mathematics Resources

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

Science Resources

Earth, Moon, Sun, and Seasons -- Activity
How Do Seasons Affect Animal Adaptations? -- Activity 4.11
Tree Pattern
Signs of Fall
Glacial Pressure
Hot and Cold
What Causes Seasons?
Bird Bread
What and When Is Fall?
Understanding Chlorophyll
More Popular Seasons Science Activities

Weather Resources

Frequently Asked Questions about Tsunamis
Weather Forecast Bulletin Board
Weather Graph
Science Reading Warm-Up: Earthquakes
Weather Symbols
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
Introduce your students to basic coding and computer science! Celebrate Computer Science Education Week from December 7-13, 2015 with our Top 5 Free Coding Tools for Kids, Top 5 Free Coding Tools for Teens, or the Hour of Code resources provided by Code.org®

Interested in using different types of media in your classroom? We have a growing collection of videos, with related activities, for holidays and events, including: slavery & the Civil War, American History, U.S. Presidents, handwashing awareness, the Common Core, women's history, Memorial Day, the American Revolution, and the environment. Enjoy!

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.