Spring, summer, fall, and winter, no matter your favorite, we’ve got you covered! In this post, you’ll find plenty of ideas for a season’s preschool theme, including free seasons’ preschool lesson plans. We’ve included art and sensory exploration activities, math and science fun, plus book ideas and social-emotional learning. You’ll find the whole bundle of ideas at the end of this post in a free download of preschool lesson plans.
Free Seasons Activities for Preschool Including Free Preschool Lesson Plans
Learning about the seasons can be so much fun! It’s fun to experience all the seasons “all at once” with these interactive season activity ideas.
We live in FL where we pretty much live through one season, ‘hot’. So when I work with preschoolers and we learn about the magic of seasons, it can be a pretty abstract concept for young children to understand and comprehend if you live in an area with minuscule climate changes and seasonal events.
These seasonal lesson plans give preschoolers a glimpse into life in all the seasons, what happens to nature and the weather, as well as, how to dress accordingly. Plus, they are so engaging and hands-on!
FAQ About a Seasons Preschool Theme
You may have a few questions about teaching this preschool theme! Check out these frequently asked questions for how to teach your preschoolers about the seasons.
Learning about the seasons is such a fun topic and one that children begin to grasp very quickly. Winter clothing vs. summer clothing sorting, weather, and trees throughout the season are fun and engaging ways to help children visualize the physical change in the world around us. Discuss seasonal fruits and vegetables and do a taste test of the in-season fruits available where you live!
Learning about the seasons helps children understand how time passes as well as teaches them about cycles and change. Plus, younger children have a chance to learn about Earth’s journey around the Sun and how that journey affects the weather, temperature, and climate during each season.
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Important Info about these Seasons Lesson Plans
These lesson plans for preschoolers are just one theme in a set of over 40 that will become a part of my free Learn At Home Preschool Lesson Plans.
The Learn at Home Preschool Lesson Plans are a set of free lesson plans you can use to teach your preschooler at home.
Each set of lesson plans is centered around a weekly theme and includes a minimum of 16 activities that can be done throughout the week. They are designed to be done at home with parents, but many preschool teachers are using these lesson plans, too!
Just glance over the lessons each day, gather the very few materials needed, and you’re ready to go!
All the preschool learning activities are quick and easy to set up, requiring very little (if any at all) prep and only require the most basic of household materials. This makes them especially easy for parents to implement…and this makes preschool teachers happy, too!
These activities also work wonderfully in the classroom, and if you’re a preschool teacher who is remotely teaching you can send these lesson plans to your student’s parents.
Engaging Preschool Activities for a Seasons Theme
No matter the season, we’ve got you covered! Enjoy these 15+ seasonal activities with your preschoolers and give yourself a lighter planning session with these done-for-you seasons preschool activities.
Literacy Activities for a Seasons Preschool Theme
My Seasons Book – Print out the My Seasons Book. After assembling and stapling, read it together with your preschooler. Invite your preschooler to share what else they know about certain seasons. Help them make connections to personal events, like their birthday or a favorite holiday, and determine what season they are in. Encourage your preschooler to fill in the blank on the back of the book, ”My favorite season is ______.” Invite them to draw seasonal items and share why that is their favorite season. Label their drawings with the first sound of each word.
The Four Seasons Paper Bag Book – This fun and engaging handmade book is a great way to get kids thinking about the seasons. Using stickers or cutouts from magazines, invite your preschoolers to sort their items based on the season. Label each item with the first sound.
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Don’t Forget Picture Books!
One of the best ways to teach preschoolers about any theme is by hand-selecting the highest-quality picture books! This is a book list of our best-loved picture books for a season’s theme.
Math and Science Activities for a Seasons Theme in Preschool
Season Discovery Bottles – Grab an empty plastic water bottle and invite your preschooler to choose a season. Fill that bottle up with items that represent the season. Count each flower, or acorn, or leaf that makes it into the bottle!
Four Seasons Sorting Activity – Invite your preschooler to sort each image under the correct season. Invite them to explain their thinking. How many images were there to sort?
Seasons of a Tree – What do trees look like in different seasons? Create your own artistic trees for each season with a bit of paint, glitter, glue, and cotton balls. Go to YouTube and watch how Arnold’s apple tree changes throughout the year.
Playful Preschool Learning Activities for a Seasons Theme
Write Some Cards – Grab some beautifully printed cards or better yet, make your own! Invite your preschooler to make random cards with bright images and positive messages. Drop them off around the community for a special someone to find and enjoy.
Pretend Play Shop – Using play money, invite your preschooler to set up a shop. Let them decide what kind of shop and what items to “sell”. Grab some shopping bags and bag up the fun items. Play over and over!
Hide and Seek – Play the classic game of hide and seek, indoors or out! Play with a twist and hide a special object too! Invite them to find that object at every turn.
Social-Emotional Activities for a Seasons Preschool Theme
Giving Thanks in the Fall – During the season of fall, we celebrate a time of thankfulness for our family, friends, and loved ones. Go to YouTube and read the story, I am Thankful by Sheri Wall. After listening, ask your preschooler: “What are some fall activities that the family did in this story (visit a pumpkin patch, bake fresh pies, watch a parade, etc.)? We often consider the fall season a time to be thankful. What are some ways that you can show thankfulness to your family and friends?
Trying New Things in the Summer – Go to YouTube and read the story, Llama llama learns to swim by Anna Dewdney. Llama llama is feeling pretty uneasy about a day at the beach so his mama gives him a swimming lesson which helps him feel so much better. Invite your preschooler to make a list of things that they want to learn how to do; it might include riding a bike without training wheels, writing their name, or even cooking in the kitchen. All suggestions are welcome and valid! Then work together to cross off items on that list over the next few months.
Just Plain Fun Seasons Activities for Preschoolers
Four Seasons Art Project – This finger-paint art project is such a fun and beautiful way to represent the seasons! This art activity can be messy but the finished product is lovely and really spotlights the beauty of the seasons.
Summer and Winter Clothing Sort – Invite your preschooler to think about the different ways we dress for each season. This clothing sort invites conversation around different clothing and their purpose. Invite your preschooler to print and cut to develop those scissor skills too!
Winter Art Project – This winter art project is the perfect way to celebrate the winter season! This process art encourages preschoolers to mix mediums like shaving cream, paint, and glue to create a marbled effect on winter trees. Plus a little glitter really sets the scene!
Get Online Activities for a Seasons Theme
Online Story – Go to YouTube and listen to the story, A Book of Seasons by Alice and Martin Provenson. After reading about each season, invite your preschooler to dive into the illustrations. “What do they see? How are the people dressed? How do the seasons affect the different activities people do? Which season looks like the most fun to you?”
The Four Seasons on Sesame Street – Learn all about the four seasons with Elmo!
The Four Seasons song – This catchy song about the four seasons will have your preschooler tapping along and learning about what each season offers.
Make Your Seasons Theme Even Better!
My preschoolers love puzzles and interactive items and so I ‘try’ to incorporate some new and exciting items with each new theme. These are some of our favorite season toys and activity kits I like to use with my preschoolers. Just click on each image below for more details!
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I am an educator, book enthusiast, and a stay at home momma to two precious and long-awaited littles. My degree is in Early Childhood Education and Curriculum and Instruction and I have spent the last 15 years working with young children. I feel very fortunate to have this time to watch my babies grow and I can’t wait to share my passion for learning and reading with you!