In August we had the privilege of viewing the solar eclipse in the path of totality. As the clouds rolled in and the sun darkened, the temperature became cooler and the wind picked up. We were all amazed at the difference two minutes of totality could make. Seeing how the effects of the eclipse sparked my kids interest, I added the Sunshine Makes the Seasons book from the Let's Read and Find Out series to our collection.
Sunshine Makes the Seasons
Sunshine Makes the Seasons Printable Worksheet
I made a printable worksheet for the kids to use as we talked about how the sunshine makes the seasons.
You can also grab your copy by clicking on the Sunshine Makes the Seasons Printable Worksheet hyperlink.
Four Seasons Poster
We also used the Four Seasons Poster that I picked up from Oriental Trading.
The kids absolutely loved laying on the floor and coloring these!
Sunshine Makes the Seasons Story Stones
Another fun way to explore this book, and the science behind how the sunshine makes the seasons, is with story stones. Be sure to check Sunshine Makes the Seasons Story Stones tutorial to make your own!
Books about Seasons
We love reading a ton of books to go along with any given subject. Here is a selection of books about the seasons that we think you should check out. You can't go wrong with the Berenstain Bears and we love the I Wonder Why series, too!
I Wonder Why the Sun Rises: and Other Questions About Time and SeasonsThe Seasons (Science Readers: Content and Literacy)The Berenstain Bears, God Made the Seasons (I Can Read! / Berenstain Bears / Living Lights)Curious George Discovers the Seasons (science storybook)The Reasons for SeasonsThe Science of Seasons (A Guest Hollow Guide)The Berenstain Bears' Big Book of Science and Nature (Dover Children's Science Books)A Tree for All Seasons (Rise and Shine)Seasons (First Step Nonfiction (Paperback))
More Activities and Printables for the Seasons
Want more activities and printables to round out your unit? Check these out!
4 Seasons Seek and Find PrintablesFour Seasons Sorting ActivityThe Four Seasons Activities PackAll About Leaves Printable PackPreschool Leaf StudyWhy Leaves Change ColorsMontessori Seasons ActitiviesSeasons Flip BookFour Season Tree CraftFour Seasons Handprint TreePrintable Seasons Wall Art ProjectWheel of the Year
Let's Read and Find Out Blog Series
Love science unit studies? Pick up some of the other Let's Read and Find Out Science books today!
What Makes Day and Night (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2)Air Is All Around You (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 1)What Will the Weather Be? (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2)Clouds (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 1)Down Comes the Rain (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2)Why Do Leaves Change Color? (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2)Snow Is Falling (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science, Stage 1)The Sun: Our Nearest Star (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out)The Planets in Our Solar System (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2)
And be sure to check out the Let’s Read and Find Out Book Series Activities hosted by My Joy-Filled Life. Over 25 bloggers are each featuring one of the Let's Read and Find Out Science series books with complementing activities!
The kids are sure to enjoy them all!