Inside: Teach all about the four seasons at the same time you teach social emotional skills with this Four Seasons Kindness SEL Bundle.
When I was a Kindergarten teacher, much of the curriculum included teaching by the seasons. We taught them about cycles and weather and holidays and appropriate clothing to wear all year long.
The only problem was, there aren’t really seasons where we lived in Southern California.
I had to explain snow to students who had never seen it.
We had to go on a hunt for a tree–any tree–that really turned colors in the fall.
And since it rarely rained, we had to read stories about rain and rainbows and stomping in puddles.
Teaching the seasons when there aren’t really seasons, we had to rely on books and stories and pictures and activities.
We also had to incorporate teaching the seasons with reading and writing and science.
And now we can also teach the seasons and ELA and social emotional learning all at the same time with this Four Seasons Kindness Bundle.
What’s in the Four Seasons Kindness SEL Bundle?
There are 20 kindness resources in this bundle to teach about the four seasons and kindness at the same time:
- Winter Kindness Challenge
- Spring Kindness Challenge
- Summer Kindness Challenge
- Fall Kindness Challenge
- I am Kind in Winter Emergent Reader Set
- I am Kind in Spring Emergent Reader Set
- I am Kind in Summer Emergent Reader Set
- I am Kind in Fall Emergent Reader Set
- Winter Kindness Bucket List
- Spring Kindness Bucket List
- Summer Kindness Bucket List
- Fall Kindness Bucket List
- Winter Kindness Notecards
- Spring Kindness Notecards
- Summer Kindness Notecards
- Fall Kindness Notecards
- Winter Snowmen Kind or Unkind Sort
- Spring Kites Kind or Unkind Sort
- Summer Suns Kind or Unkind Sort
- Fall Pumpkin Kind or Unkind Sort
How to Use the Four Seasons Kindness Bundle
The bundle comes with 5 different types of social emotional resources, for each of the four seasons.
Four Seasons Kindness Challenge
For each season, print out the Kindness Challenge for the months ahead.
Challenge your kids to do one kind action, once every week, which will help them do 52 acts of kindness throughout all the seasons.
Educators: Each Kindness Challenge comes with a Home-School Connection to explain the challenge to get families involved in kindness at home.
Four Seasons Kindness Bucket Lists
You can also print out each of these Kindness Bucket Lists.
Each season, kids can fill up other people’s buckets as they do each of these acts of kindness.
In winter, they’ll cross off or color in buckets of snowballs.
In summer, they’ll cross off or color in beach buckets.
In spring, they’ll cross off or color in buckets of flowers.
In fall, they’ll cross off or color in baskets of apples.
Four Seasons Emergent Readers
Each season has an Emergent Reader set.
Students can read the books as they learn all the ways they can show kindness during that season.
They can color in the images if you print the black and white version.
You can continue the conversation and build up their listening and speaking skills with the Discussion Starters that comes with each season emergent reader set.
And you can connect it all to writing with the two writing prompts that come with each set.
Four Seasons Kindness Notes
You can print each of these kindness note sets to pass out to others.
We can only talk about kindness so often and then we have to practice it. Kindness is a verb and it’s something we do.
So these are perfect for showing others kindness by connecting with neighbors and practicing random acts of kindness.
Four Seasons Kind and Unkind Sort
We love to turn kindness into a game so kids can learn social emotional skills without realizing their learning.
These games are perfect for individual work, centers, or to use as a whole group. Each set also comes with 2 writing prompts and a worksheet in color and black and white to show what they know.
For winter, we can sort snowmen and put them in the correct winter park.
For spring, they’ll sort kind and unkind kites into the correct spring park as they decide what actions are kind and what are unkind.
For summer, they’ll sort suns and put them next to the kind or unkind sunglasses.
For fall, they’ll sort pumpkins and put them on the correct kind or unkind gate.
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