Sparkling Seasonal Symbols

Sparkling Seasonal Symbols lesson plan

Create chains of charms to show symbols of the seasons.

  • 1.

    Study the changing seasons in temperate climates and in the area where you live. As you learn about the different seasons, remember the things that you associate with each one. For instance, in winter, you might choose snowflakes and ice skates. In spring, you might think of flowers and baby birds. Write the words and sketch pictures of these seasonal associations on paper with Crayola® Washable Markers.

  • 2.

    Use Crayola Model Magic to make four shapes, one to represent each season. Use the end of a Crayola Watercolor Brush to press images into the shapes. Dry.

  • 3.

    Use washable markers to color the impressed images on each shape.

  • 4.

    Cover a table with recycled newspaper. Use Crayola Washable Watercolors and brushes to paint the top surface of the shapes so the darker, interior shapes show through. Dry.

  • 5.

    Decorate the medallions with Crayola Washable Glitter Glue. Dry.

  • 6.

    Push a chenille stick through the corners of the shapes. Twist the strips together. Wear as medallions or display with other decorative seasonal items.


  • Children recognize the sequence and pattern of seasonal changes in temperate climates.
  • Children associate familiar symbols with each season.
  • Children use these symbols to create medallions that communicate their knowledge about the four seasons.


  • Make several shapes for each season and decorate them. Hang the shapes from a recycled wrapping paper tube for a seasonal mobile.
  • Choose one of the images for each season. Create a 3-D sculpture of that association.
  • Write a story that takes place during your favorite season. Illustrate with several symbols of the season. Make a chart to tally how many children in your class prefer each of the four seasons.