Aim to learn the names of the four seasons

Aim
* To learn the names of the four seasons
* To learn that you can do different things in each season


Materials
1. story – The Tree, by Tim Atkinson
2. book – The Seasons of Arnold’s Apple Tree, by Gail Gibbons
3. large pictures and words of a tree in each season
4. small pictures and words of a tree in each season
5. Photos of a tree in each season
5. picture of a tree to colour
6. scissors and glue


Lesson Outline
1. Introduction
2. Story
3. Activities – action story, stick & paste, colour a picture, 4 seasons tree
4. Review aims of lesson
5. Prayer


1) Introduction
* Ask the children what time of the year it is. Discuss the season. What can they see outside?
What is growing? How warm/cold is it? What can they do outside?
* Discuss the other seasons. What can they do in each season? Which do they like best?
* Talk about a tree and how it changes in each season. Lead the discussion as an introduction to the story


2) Story
* The Tree
* The Seasons of Arnold’s Apple Tree


3) Activities
* Play the four seasons action story
* Cut out pictures and words of the four seasons and stick them on paper, so they match each other and are in the correct order
* colour the tree in one season
* Make a four seasons tree


4) Review the aims of the lesson
* To learn the names of the four seasons
* To learn that you can do different things in each season


5) Prayer
Say a prayer of thanks to God for giving us different seasons and all the different things we can do in each season

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