With the changing of the weather, my kid’s natural curiosity, and the addition of calendar time to our day, a lesson about the reason for the 4 seasons was in order. With this activity we discussed things we noticed about each season, decorated trees, and then combined it all to make an adorable book to review the seasons together.
To add more learning to this activity, you or the child could write some words on the tree trunk that match the season like hot, beach, cold, windy, jacket or they could write a sentence or thought about the season. I have two sets of the book available for download. One set has a blank tree trunk (pictured in this tutorial) and the other one has lines on the tree trunk for writing.
You may also like our Tree Math Printable to go along with this activity.
We read The Seasons of Arnold’s Apple Tree (affiliate link) by Gail Gibbons that matched perfectly with this activity and even tied with our recent Apple Activities.
Tap the Magic Tree (affiliate link) by Christie Matheson is another book that looks amazing to read with this activity because the pages are interactive and the tree magically changes with each page and season.
Learning About the 4 Seasons Tree Book
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4 Seasons Tree Printable (available for download at the end of this post)
Spring Stickers (affiliate link)
Summer Stickers (affiliate link)
Fall Stickers (affiliate link)
Winter Stickers (affiliate link)
Markers or Crayons
(*affiliate links are for similar products to make gathering supplies easier. Most of the stickers we used I found at Michael’s for $1.00 a pack)
1. Print out the printable tree book and decorate each page with markers and stickers that match the season named on the tree trunk. If you don’t have stickers the child could draw pictures or cut them out of magazines and glue them on their trees.
We decorated one tree at a time and as you can see, they both had lots of fun with their stickers!
2. Cut out the trees, gather the book, punch a hole at the top, and use the yarn to tie the pages together. We added a button, for an extra bit of cuteness.
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Free Printable: 4 Seasons Tree Book
Free Printable: 4 Seasons Tree Book With Writing Lines
Have a great day!