First The Photo: Name each of the seasons you see in the picture. Can you list the seasons you experience where you live? What months do those seasons include?
Second The Questions: Which season is your favorite? What do you enjoy about that season? How does the outside world prepare for each season? What do animals do? What do trees and flowers do during each season? What is the weather like in your area during each season? For many people these seasonal changes outdoors affects how they interact with the world. Do you have activities that you do only in a particular season?
Third Next Steps: What feelings, sights, sounds and smells do you associate with each season? Write the words: Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter across the top of a page. Under each heading list all of the things you think of for each season. Draw a picture for each season. Try to include a few of the items you listed and share those pictures with others. See if they can guess what season you are trying to portray simply by your hints in the drawing. Our daily lives revolve around subtle changes outside. We sometimes don’t even notice the pull of the days but they shape our interaction with the world. How we live, what we feel and what we do. Think of it as a dance where the weather leads and we modify our steps to each of the tunes it sings to us. Go outside today and listen to the seasons around you..Dance to the music of today.
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