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Season and Holiday Unit Study

seasonI put together this unit study for my craft-loving little girl who will be in K4 this year.

September – Fall
Books:
  • Pick a Perfect Pumpkin:  Learning about Pumpkin Harvests
  • Apples, Apples, Everywhere
  • How Do You Know It’s Fall?
  • Autumn:  An Alphabet Acrostic
  • Too Many Pumpkins
  • Why Do Leaves Change Color?
  • The Little Yellow Leaf
  • Leaves by Stein
  • Apple Picking Time
Activities:
  • Rake and jump in leaves
  • Collect 5 different kinds of leaves and do leaf rubbing craft
  • Field trip to pick apples and a pumpkin.  Hayride and corn maze.  Late Sept.
Crafts:
October – Thanksgiving
Books:
  • Over the River and Through the Woods
  • Thanksgiving Day – Gibbons
  • We Gather Together:  Celebrating the Harvest Season
  • Thanksgiving Day – Rissman
Activities:
  • Go to Fair
  • Thankful running
  • Make an apple pie
Crafts:
November – Native Americans
Books:
  • Boat Ride with Lillian Two Blossom
  • Dream Wolf – Goble
  • Dreamcatcher – Osofsky
  • Grandfather Four Winds and Rising Moon – Chanin
  • Firedancers – Waboose
  • Buffalo Dreams – Doner
  • A Small, Small Tale from the Far, Far North
  • The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses
  • Home of the Brave – Say
  • Long Night Moon – Rylant
  • Little Runner of the Longhouse
  • Soft Step and Bright Eyes
Activities:
  • Prepare Fry Bread
  • Native American Feast with foot races
Crafts:
December – Christmas
Books:
  • The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree
  • Bright Christmas:  An Angel Remembers
  • The Little Crooked Christmas Tree
  • The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey
  • Danny and the Kings
  • The Christmas Tree Tangle
  • The Little Boy’s Christmas Gift
  • The Finest Christmas Tree
  • A Pussycat’s Christmas
  • One Splendid Tree
  • Sleeping Moon
  • The Little Fir Tree
  • The Christmas Boot
  • Night Tree
  • Carl’s Christmas
  • A Moose in a Maple Tree:  The All Canadian 12 Days of Christmas
  • An Early American Christmas
  • The Silver Whistle
  • Keeping a Christmas Secret
  • Carl’s Christmas
Activities:
  • Decorate the house for Christmas
  • Make Christmas cookies
  • Make a Gingerbread House
  • Advent Calender
  • Make Peanut Blossoms
Crafts:
  • Holiday Glow pg 10 Month-by-Month Arts and Crafts
  • Straw Reindeer ornament pg 15 Month-by-Month Arts and Crafts
  • Artful ornament pg 19 Month-by-Month Arts and Crafts
  • Make candy cane with pattern and glue on cotton balls and red tissue paper (Holiday and Seasonal Patterns)
  • Make button wreath ornament with brothers http://www.marthastewart.com/268828/button-wreath-ornament(need buttons and wire)
January – Winter
Books:
  • When Winter Comes
  • Singing Away the Dark
  • First Snow in the Woods:  A Photographic Fantasy
  • No Two Alike
  • White Snow, Bright Snow
  • Brrr!
  • White Wonderful Winter
  • When Will It Snow?
  • In the Snow:  Who’s Been Here?
  • Flannel Kisses
  • A Little Bit of Winter
  • Snow – Stojic
  • Gooseberry Goose
  • Three Pebbles and a Song
  • Frederick
  • It’s Winter – Glaser
  • Under My Hood I Have a Hat – Kuskin
  • Now It is Winter – Spinelli
  • Mouse’s First Snow
  • Sleep, Black Bear, Sleep
Activities:
  • Make colored frozen balls out of balloons filled with colored water and frozen.
  • Make a snowman
Crafts:
February – Valentines
Books:
  • Fancy Nancy Heart to Heart
  • Pink of Hearts
  • The Great Valentine’s Day Balloon Race
  • Little Mouse’s Big Valentine
  • Valentine – Carrick
  • A Valentine for Norman Noggs
  • Mouse’s First Valentine
  • The Day it Rained Hearts
  • A Charlie Brown Valentine
  • The Valentine Bears
  • Emily’s Valentine Party
  • Queen of Hearts
  • Be Mine, Be Mine, Sweet Valentine
  • Dear Bunny
  • Love, Ruby Valentine
  • The Very Special Valentine
Activities:
  • Host a Valentine’s Day Luncheon.   Plan menu, go shopping, and prepare the luncheon.
  • Make Peppermint Patty hearts.  Wrap in tin foil and decorate with stickers.
Crafts:
March – Easter
Books:
  • Bible story books on Jesus
  • The Legend of the Three Trees
  • The Donkey’s Dream
  • They Followed a Bright Star
  • Cat in the Manger
  • The Fourth King
Activities:
Crafts:
April – Spring
Books:
  • And Then It’s Spring
  • My Spring Robin
  • Sarah Bear and Sweet Sidney
  • The Winter Wren
  • Come to the Meadow
  • Spring Song
  • Rabbit’s Good News
  • Mud – Ray
  • Spring’s Sprung
  • Cold Little Duck, Duck, Duck
  • Hopper Hunts for Spring
  • Wake Up, It’s Spring
  • Winnie-the-Pooh’s Book of Spring
  • Hurray for Spring
  • Pooh’s Favorite Things about Spring
  • Spring Fever – Weigelt
  • Groundhog Weather School
  • Who’s Awake in Spring
Activities:
  • Hide plastic eggs in backyard for brothers to find.
  • Plant flowers
  • Dye eggs.
  • Make an earthworm cake.
Crafts:
May – Canada
Book:
  • The True Story of Trapper Jack’s Left Big Toe
  • The Sugaring-Off Party
  • Pictures from Our Vacation
  • One is Canada
  • Eh to Zed?  A Canadian Abededarium
  • I am Canada – Patterson
  • Canada ABCs:  A Book about the People and Places of Canada
  • Oh Canada – Ghione
  • Eeeny Meenie Manitoba
  • See Saw Saskatchewan
  • The Gift of the Inuksuk
  • The Girl Who Wanted a Song
  • The Sakura Tree
  • The Polar Bear’s Gift
  • Northern Lights:  The Soccer Trails
  • The Chinese Violin
  • What is the Most Beautiful Think You Know about Horses?
  • From Far and Wide:  A Canadian Citizen Scrapbook
  • The Day I Became a Canadian:  A Citizen Scrapbook
  • The Kid Line
  • Shi-Shi-Etko
  • Shin-chi’s Canoe
Activities:
Crafts:
June – Summer
Books:
  • Sun Up – Tresselt
  • Simon in Summer
  • Around the Pond:  Who’s Been Here?
  • Haircuts at Sleepy Sam’s
  • Come On, Rain
  • One Hot Summer Day
  • Summer’s Vacation
  • Summertime in the Big Woods
  • Hot Day on Abbott Avenue
  • Summer Dreams – Newby
  • Feel the Summer – Thomson
  • Mayfly
  • When the Fireflies Come
  • Katie Discovers Summer
  • Hooray for Summer
  • Mama, Is it Summer Yet?
Activities/Crafts:

 

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