Proverbs 22:6 – Train up a child in the way he should go, even when he is old, he will not depart from it.
Main Idea: Each of the four seasons is unique. Their weather, nature and scenery helps us recognize them because they have a particular look, feel and sound.
A Good Night Walk by Elisha Cooper presents a child and parent walking along their neighborhood as evening sets in as they discover the sights, sounds and smells that emerge from their evening stroll. The illustrations are beautiful and set the stage for a very nice story. Targets ages 4-6.
Lesson & Activity:
Summer is a great time to explore the evening because the days are longer and families usually stay up later so one can observe the transition into nighttime. Take a Summer Night Nature Walk to explore the various sights and sounds of Summer Nights. This targets sensory and classification skills.
Go out just before sunset to show how the sun goes down and get a feel for the things you can see (in the sky, on the ground, as well as around you)
Talk about the similarities and differences between what you were able to see/hear/smell/feel during the daytime and the nighttime. How were they the same? How were they different? Do you like one more than the other?
Online Game: Stargazing
If I Could Touch The Sky by Natasha Josefowitz
Fireflies by Evaleen Stein
Rhyme & Coloring Page: I See The Moon
Brain Game: What turns on and off at night like a flying light bulb? (firefly)