Observation point:

Show understanding of time according to experience.

Observe and note during the day: Does the child understand that the seasons show how time moves on through the year?

Objectives

1. Comparing trees from each of the seasons.

Theme discussion

 Name and briefly discuss each season. Go outside and compare the trees, look at the ones without leaves. What else is different in winter? What colours are the trees and grass?

Spring and summer.jpg
winter and autumn.jpg

Teacher-directed concrete activity

Mount pictures of trees from each season onto cards and have the children find the winter trees. You could spread them on the table or put them around the room. Alternatively, show the children one picture at a time and have them shout ‘winter’ when they see a winter tree. 

Presenting the Activity sheet

Colour in the tree using the colours you saw outside (depending on where you are in the country). Pretend it is snowing and paste down cotton wool snow.

Art activity
Winter tree

Cut brown paper into strips of varying lengths and widths. Give each child a thick strip to paste down for the tree trunk and then let them choose and paste down strips for the branches. Decorate with cotton wool or glitter.

Winter tree 2.jpg

Theme discussion
Find a variety of ovals for the children to look at and feel. These will not be as easy to find as rectangles so you may have to make them. Pass them around and feel the edges. Are there any corners? Draw some ovals on the board and then make them into different faces. Have the children guess what the face is expressing.

Teacher-directed concrete activity
Use skipping ropes to make a large oval on the floor. Give each child a turn to walk around the oval with a foot each side of the rope. Then have them crawl on all fours around the shape.

Presenting the activity sheet for Tiny Tots
Give each child a turn to trace the oval shape on Ouma Oval with their finger. Cut out dress shapes and give to the children to paste down and draw in arms and legs.

Theme discussion
Find a variety of ovals for the children to look at and feel. These will not be as easy to find as rectangles so you may have to make them. Pass them around and feel the edges. Are there any corners? Draw some ovals on the board and then make them into different faces. Have the children guess what the face is expressing.

Teacher-directed concrete activity
Use skipping ropes to make a large oval on the floor. Give each child a turn to walk around the oval with a foot each side of the rope. Then have them crawl on all fours around the shape.

Presenting the activity sheet for Tiny Tots
Give each child a turn to trace the oval shape on Ouma Oval with their finger. Cut out dress shapes and give to the children to paste down and draw in arms and legs.

Theme discussion
Find a variety of ovals for the children to look at and feel. These will not be as easy to find as rectangles so you may have to make them. Pass them around and feel the edges. Are there any corners? Draw some ovals on the board and then make them into different faces. Have the children guess what the face is expressing.

Teacher-directed concrete activity
Use skipping ropes to make a large oval on the floor. Give each child a turn to walk around the oval with a foot each side of the rope. Then have them crawl on all fours around the shape.

Presenting the activity sheet for Tiny Tots
Give each child a turn to trace the oval shape on Ouma Oval with their finger. Cut out dress shapes and give to the children to paste down and draw in arms and legs.

Theme discussion
Find a variety of ovals for the children to look at and feel. These will not be as easy to find as rectangles so you may have to make them. Pass them around and feel the edges. Are there any corners? Draw some ovals on the board and then make them into different faces. Have the children guess what the face is expressing.

Teacher-directed concrete activity
Use skipping ropes to make a large oval on the floor. Give each child a turn to walk around the oval with a foot each side of the rope. Then have them crawl on all fours around the shape.

Presenting the activity sheet for Tiny Tots
Give each child a turn to trace the oval shape on Ouma Oval with their finger. Cut out dress shapes and give to the children to paste down and draw in arms and legs.

Theme discussion
Find a variety of ovals for the children to look at and feel. These will not be as easy to find as rectangles so you may have to make them. Pass them around and feel the edges. Are there any corners? Draw some ovals on the board and then make them into different faces. Have the children guess what the face is expressing.

Teacher-directed concrete activity
Use skipping ropes to make a large oval on the floor. Give each child a turn to walk around the oval with a foot each side of the rope. Then have them crawl on all fours around the shape.

Presenting the activity sheet for Tiny Tots
Give each child a turn to trace the oval shape on Ouma Oval with their finger. Cut out dress shapes and give to the children to paste down and draw in arms and legs.

Theme discussion
Find a variety of ovals for the children to look at and feel. These will not be as easy to find as rectangles so you may have to make them. Pass them around and feel the edges. Are there any corners? Draw some ovals on the board and then make them into different faces. Have the children guess what the face is expressing.

Teacher-directed concrete activity
Use skipping ropes to make a large oval on the floor. Give each child a turn to walk around the oval with a foot each side of the rope. Then have them crawl on all fours around the shape.

Presenting the activity sheet for Tiny Tots
Give each child a turn to trace the oval shape on Ouma Oval with their finger. Cut out dress shapes and give to the children to paste down and draw in arms and legs.

Theme discussion
Find a variety of ovals for the children to look at and feel. These will not be as easy to find as rectangles so you may have to make them. Pass them around and feel the edges. Are there any corners? Draw some ovals on the board and then make them into different faces. Have the children guess what the face is expressing.

Teacher-directed concrete activity
Use skipping ropes to make a large oval on the floor. Give each child a turn to walk around the oval with a foot each side of the rope. Then have them crawl on all fours around the shape.

Presenting the activity sheet for Tiny Tots
Give each child a turn to trace the oval shape on Ouma Oval with their finger. Cut out dress shapes and give to the children to paste down and draw in arms and legs.

Theme discussion
Find a variety of ovals for the children to look at and feel. These will not be as easy to find as rectangles so you may have to make them. Pass them around and feel the edges. Are there any corners? Draw some ovals on the board and then make them into different faces. Have the children guess what the face is expressing.

Teacher-directed concrete activity
Use skipping ropes to make a large oval on the floor. Give each child a turn to walk around the oval with a foot each side of the rope. Then have them crawl on all fours around the shape.

Presenting the activity sheet for Tiny Tots
Give each child a turn to trace the oval shape on Ouma Oval with their finger. Cut out dress shapes and give to the children to paste down and draw in arms and legs.

 

Theme discussion
Find a variety of ovals for the children to look at and feel. These will not be as easy to find as rectangles so you may have to make them. Pass them around and feel the edges. Are there any corners? Draw some ovals on the board and then make them into different faces. Have the children guess what the face is expressing.

Teacher-directed concrete activity
Use skipping ropes to make a large oval on the floor. Give each child a turn to walk around the oval with a foot each side of the rope. Then have them crawl on all fours around the shape.

Presenting the activity sheet for Tiny Tots
Give each child a turn to trace the oval shape on Ouma Oval with their finger. Cut out dress shapes and give to the children to paste down and draw in arms and legs.

Theme discussion
Find a variety of ovals for the children to look at and feel. These will not be as easy to find as rectangles so you may have to make them. Pass them around and feel the edges. Are there any corners? Draw some ovals on the board and then make them into different faces. Have the children guess what the face is expressing.

Teacher-directed concrete activity
Use skipping ropes to make a large oval on the floor. Give each child a turn to walk around the oval with a foot each side of the rope. Then have them crawl on all fours around the shape.

Presenting the activity sheet for Tiny Tots
Give each child a turn to trace the oval shape on Ouma Oval with their finger. Cut out dress shapes and give to the children to paste down and draw in arms and legs.

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