Identify proper clothing, activities, and objects for different types of weather with this four seasons activity.
Sort Clothing, Activities, and Objects With a Seasons Activity
Winter, spring, summer, fall… Are your students learning about the characteristics of different seasons? This sorting activity can be a task for your students to complete in a small group or science center. Students will view real photographs, such as ice skating, planting gardens, and picking apples and sort them according to the correct season.
To play, print and cut out the sorting mats and picture sorting cards. Place each picture card on one of the four seasons sorting mats.
Through this activity, students will show they can identify proper clothing choices, activities, and objects used in different seasons.
Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding
A team of dedicated, experienced educators created this resource to support your science lessons.
In addition to individual student work time, use this sorting activity to enhance learning through guided science groups or whole class lessons.
If you have a mixture of above and below-level learners, check out these suggestions for keeping students on track with the concepts:
🆘 Support Struggling Students
Students who are struggling can have the choices reduced from four seasons to two for each card.
➕ Challenge Fast Finishers
Fast finishers can write a story that takes place in their favorite season. The characters in the story should be participating in an appropriate seasonal activity and should be described as wearing clothing fit for the weather.
🖼️ Gallery Walk (Scoot Activity)
Hang the sorting cards around the room. Assign students or pairs to a card to start, and have them write the picture description and the season it matches with on a sheet of paper. When you say, “Scoot,” students will rotate through the cards until they have completed each one. Lead the class in a discussion, or divide students into groups to share the information they collected and the evidence they examined.
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This resource was created by Allie Kleijnjans, a teacher in Pennsylvania and Teach Starter Collaborator.
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