Seasonal Fun for Any Holiday of Every Season or Whatever Reason
Seasonal: as in winter, spring, summer, fall (or autumn). You know - holidays and stuff.
Anywhoo... I love the changing of the seasons. Fall has got to be my favorite; with its big orange pumpkins and changing leaves - and kids dressing up in costumes. I especially love Thanksgiving. Before you know it, the winter holidays are sneaking up on you! I guess it's never too early to start your Christmas shopping, though, huh? You can Find Santa costumes here!
Winter is not exactly my friend. I don't so much like cold weather, but I do think snow is pretty. I do like to cut out snowflakes and mittens and cute seasonal decorations and all. Really. Maybe I am just harboring a grudge becauseof a recent ice storm that made all of our trees look like "Tuttle Tuttle Trees" from a Dr. Seuss book, or maybe (perhaps) because of the fact that parts of my town were without power for up to 11 days. Yeah, that might be part of it. But I'm not bitter...
Fortunately, winter turns to spring and despite the unpredictable nature of weather, at least life seems to bloom again and little birds chirp and we remember that the sun does, in fact, still exist.
Spring is a great time for picnics, isn't it? Mother's Day, Easter and all sorts of other Springtime happenings make excellent reasons to eat a meal and play outside with friends!
Summer is like an entirely different world. Starting sometime around Father's Day my kids will spend the summer refusing to wear shoes a good deal of the time. They are likely to alternate between assaulting one another with various water spewing implements and pondering whether or not a particular food would taste good frozen. We will make lots of July 4th Crafts and put Geraniums on the front porch.
The kids will no doubt complain that it is not in fact bedtime; it couldn't possibly be. It's still light outside. I will smile because I will see fireflies in my backyard and crepe myrtle will be in full-bloom. And then it will be time to buy school supplies. And little Mary Jane shoes all over again.
If you are old enough to read, surely you already know your seasons and their general characteristics. Young children; however, are still learning about all of these things - a fact that I occasionally remind myself of.
On the seasonal pages linked above: you will find games, songs, fingerplays and activity suggestions to help you celebrate seasonal occasions important to you and yours.
Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.
-Anthony J. D'Angelo
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