Grade Levels: K-3

These classroom activities are designed to complement the Fall topic on BrainPOP Jr.

Time of the Season
Have students do a long-term plant study. Learn about different plants in your community, and have each student pick a plant or tree. If possible, take a walk around the school together and have your students sketch or take photographs of a plant. Then have the students revisit the same area and examine their plant during different times of the year. How do the plants change? How do they stay the same? Have children make presentations throughout the year to talk about how their plants adapt to different weather.

Harvest Holiday

Together, explore different harvest holidays that are celebrated around the world, such as Thanksgiving, Diwali, Sukkot, or the Moon Festival. Read books with your class about the different holidays and discuss how they are similar and different. Invite students to share their families’ fall traditions and to research other cultures and how they celebrate the harvest. What foods and recipes are used? Are there any traditional decorations or garments? What rituals are followed during the celebration? Then design and create your own class’ harvest holiday and organize a celebration. You may want to invite family members and friends to share in the harvest.

 

Filed as:  Fall, K-3, Science, Weather
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