Use Adjectives to Craft Season Shapes!
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter… If your child is interested in the four seasons, try this fun activity that mixes writing and art! Cut out and decorate shapes that represent each season, then use adjectives to describe them. It's important for your second grader to practice writing paragraphs, and this is a fun way to do that. When you hang these beauties around your house, all four seasons will be at your fingertips all year long.
What You Need:
- Pad of paper
- Pen or pencil
- Construction paper in yellow, brown, red, and white
- Cotton balls
- Hole punch
What You Do:
- Ask your child to describe the different characteristics of each season. What kind of changes would you notice in the weather? What kind of changes would you see in the earth (i.e. leaves falling off, flowers sprouting, etc)?
- Hand your child the pad of paper and a pen and have her write down 10 adjectives to describe each season.
- Begin with the piece of red construction paper. Use a pencil to lightly trace a flower shape onto the paper; the shape should be large enough for your child to write a paragraph on one side.
- Cut the shape out of the paper.
- Use the yellow paper to cut out a sun shape for Summer, the brown paper to cut out a leaf shape for Fall, and the white paper to cut out a snowman for Winter.
- On each shape, decorate one side with the markers.
- On the other side, invite your child to describe the season in a paragraph using the adjectives she brainstormed earlier. Encourage her to mention what the season looks like, what it feels like, what she does in those months, what she likes and dislikes about each season, and to add in any of the holidays in the seasons.
- Punch a hole in the top of each season shape.
- Tie a piece of yarn through each hole, and then hang them around the house for the whole family to enjoy!