These 4 Seasons Paintings were so much fun that I had to make one with the kids, and I love how they all turned out!
Before we pulled out the paints, we talked about why we have seasons. I asked the kids, "What do you think makes the seasons?" and thoroughly enjoyed listening to them speculate. Then, we pulled out a globe and "sun" and modeled the Earth/Sun system so they could see how the tilt of the Earth creates seasons.
I love the book Tree for All Seasons by Robin Bernard. It has beautiful pictures and follows the changing seasons gently and logically. (Amazon affiliate link below)
Then we made our 4 Seasons Paintings! The basic technique is the same as these Fall Handprints from Fun-a-Day, but multiplied to make a forest with a tree for each season. Follow our easy steps below to make your own 4 Seasons Paintings too!
- 4 hand/arm cutouts for each child
- big paper or little posterboards
- paint and tins
- scotch or masking tape
2- Use two pieces of rolled up tape to stick each hand onto the big paper.
3- Ask your children what colors each season remind them of. Show them their "forest" and suggest they paint one tree for each season. I love using circle sponges to paint with because it lets the kiddos cover the area in a child-friendly amount of time!
4- When the paintings are dry, let your children carefully pull the hands off to reveal their finished projects!
5- The hand trees also make fabulous art!
This post is part of the Poppins Book Nook Series!
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