Snow Rabbit, Spring Rabbit provides an engaging kindergarten-level introduction to the changing seasons and how animals adapt to them. Consider pairing your reading with a timelapse video of the four seasons. Ask your students what changes they see in the weather and the plants.
Ready for Pumpkins tells of a classroom guinea pig who goes to the country for a summer vacation — and learns that you have to be patient as you wait for pumpkins to grow.
Give your students a personal reason to remember the seasons. Here's a way to chart their birthdays on the Circle of Seasons.
If you live somewhere that doesn't have the classic four seasons, we strongly recommend extending this lesson by discussing with your students what seasonal changes you do observe where you live.
You can use our blank "Circle of Seasons" template to guide the discussion. Ask students about the different times of year where you live. As you lead the discussion, have students draw pictures of what the weather is like in their favorite part of the year.
Southern Hemisphere blank template also available.