Outside My Window

Outside My Window lesson plan

Show what you know about how seasons affect our lives and what we do, see, and wear. Use Crayola® Washable Paints to create a window scene.

  • 1.

    Talk about the seasons of the year and the weather you see outside windows where you live. List activities you like to do at each time of the year. How do you stay warm in cold weather and cool in warm weather?

  • 2.

    Hang large sheets of white paper on an easel. Use Crayola® Washable Paints and So Big Brushes or regular Crayola Paint Brushes. Paint a scene that people would see looking out of a window where you live. Paint yourself enjoying a seasonal activity. Include trees, sky, people dressed in seasonal clothing, and other clues showing the weather and time of year.

  • 3.

    With your friends, sort and display your paintings in groups according to the seasons.


  • Children explore indicators of seasonal changes including weather and plant life.
  • Students recognize how weather conditions affect people's daily lives, such as clothing choices, outdoor activities, and energy usage.
  • Children paint scenes reflecting their knowledge of seasonal weather conditions.


  • Fold a piece of paper in half and in half again. In each section write the name of one season. Use Crayola Washable Crayons to draw what someone could see you doing outdoors in each season. Make a small booklet using the four seasons drawings. Cut drawing
  • Visit a weather bureau, TV station, or other weather forecasting facility. Find out how weather measurements, records, and forecasts are made.
  • Learn the names of different types of clouds. Give daily reports on the weather using correct science vocabulary words. Track trends in temperature, wind directions, and precipitation.