Wednesday, October 11, 2017

The Four Seasons Index

       The four periods into which the year is divided by the ever-changing position of the earth in relation to the sun. As the earth revolves about the sun in nearly circular obit, its axis at all times points toward the Pole Star and is inclined to the plane of its orbit 23 1/2 degrees. Therefore different parts of its surface are at different times of the year exposed to the vertical rays of the sun. Astronomically speaking, in the northern hemisphere spring extends from March 21, the time of the vernal equinox, to the summer solstice, June 21; summer from June 21 to September 21, the time of the autumnal equinox; autumn to December 21, and winter from that date to the beginning of spring. In the southern hemisphere the seasons are reversed, and spring begins September 21. In the torrid zone the changes in the seasons are not marked by differences in temperature, but by wet and dry periods.
       Artifacts included here come from several of my blogs featuring the holidays and/or weather related content.

Woven tree art project may be used to incorporate any
season: Spring, Summer, Fall or Winter, depending
on the landscape and colors used in the selection of
yarns as well.
Autumn Artifacts & Art for Enhancing Lesson Plans: Search Both The Halloween & Thanksgiving  Artifacts at Thrifty Scissors
  1. The Mist and All
  2. Craft a Fall Landscape Using Leaf Rubbings
  3. Shape a pinch pot acorn 
  4. Craft a Paper Scarecrow Jumping-Jack 
  5. Draw a Scarecrow Emphasizing The Use of Pattern(s)
  6. Harvester Picture Puzzle
  7. Practice Shading An Owl
  8. "When the Frost Is On The Punkin"
  9. Cut & Paste Popped Corn On the Cob
  10. A Wise Old Owl 
  11. A Fall Leaf Craft for Two and Three Year Olds 
  12. The Frost
  13. Tear and Paste Falling Leaves
  14. Create Fall Leaf Patterns
  15. A Fall Collage Featuring An Owl
  16. The Karo Corn Maiden Coloring Sheet
  17. "In October" Poem
  18. "The Cornstalk's Lesson" Poem
  19. Pumpkin and Jack-O-Lantern Number Books
  20. "Roasting Corn" Poem
  21. Paint Fall Foliage With Hugs and Kisses
  22. Paint, Cut and Paste a Leafy River Scene
  23. Craft a Paper War Bonnet
  24. Draw a Design from A Spider's Web
  25. Craft a Ruote Paste Web
  26. Draw a Shaded White Spider Web
  27. Wad, Wrap and Tape a Fall Pumpkin Craft
  28. Weave Indian Corn for Autumn Fun!
  29. Autumn 
Winter Artifacts & Art for Enhancing Lesson Plans: Search Christmas Artifacts at Thrifty Scissors and Then Children's Christmas Arts & Crafts From The Belsnickle Blog
  1. "When Winter Comes"
  2. A stacked felt Christmas tree 
  3. The Snow Bird
  4. Christmas Paper Plate Snow Globe 
  5. Mark The Soft-Falling Snow  
  6. How Teachers Can Craft a Giant, Recyclable, Snowman for Their Classrooms
  7. Sculpt a snow scene with clay
  8. Jest 'Fore Christmas  
  9. The Snowman Song 
  10. 12 Six-Sided Snowflake Templates 
  11. Sliding Down Hill
  12. Little Ones Can Print Snowmen With Their Hands  
  13. Make pine cone Christmas trees
  14. Search for Winter Fun coloring sheets
  15. Snow-Flakes
  16. Rotating Library for Winter Book Themes
Spring Artifacts & Art for Enhancing Lesson Plans: Search Easter Artifacts at Thrifty Scissors and Then Easter Related Crafts at The Easter Egg Crafts Blog
  1. Stencil Rabbits Eating Clover  
  2. 7 Gardening Books for Kids
  3. Draw a mother hen and her chicks 
  4. Craft a Simple Butterfly Mask
  5. Color Alphabet Chicks
  6. Craft a Very Hungry Caterpillar 
  7. Frogs, Toads and Pollywogs for Spring  
  8. Positive and Negative Bunnies
  9. Doodle an Easter bunny or chick
  10. Repeating Line Butterfly Design
  11. The Living Butterfly
  12. A Tisket, A Tasket, A Green and Yellow Basket 
  13. Dunking Ducks 
  14. Create a Butterfly Yarn Picture
  15. Craft a Paper Robin Toy for Spring
  16. "Handy" little butterflies
  17. Decorative Bird Box - design and finish 
  18. Draw a Bunny Portrait
  19. Drawing Butterflies Through Five Progressive Steps
  20. Craft Doily Butterflies 
  21. Search for Rainy Days and Rainbow Coloring Sheets 
  22. Search for Garden and Flower Coloring Sheets 
  23. The Rain Regiment
  24. The Shadow
    Summer Artifacts & Art for Enhancing Lesson Plans:
    1. Rain In Summer
    2. Salt Lifting Some Sand Castles
    3. Children love to paint rock pets
    4. Glue together a shell mosaic box
    5. Search for camping and scouting coloring sheets
    6. Weave Some Yarn Trees! 
    Check out more weather related artifacts from popular collections across the web...
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