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4 Seasons Cork Stamping

  • Art & Art History
  • Science & STEM
  • Grades 1-3

Grab our free tree printable to discuss the four seasons and use corks as stamps! This is a simple and interactive way to learn about the four seasons.

Materials


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Instructions


Print out 4 copies of the provided printable. To download and print the template, simply click the “Template” button above.

 

FALL

 

Use wine corks to stamp red, orange and yellow leaves on the trees. Discuss how and why the leaves change color and fall to the ground. You can also talk about how these three colors are warm colors!

 

WINTER

 

To get an icy blue color, mix light blue and white. Discuss why the trees are completely bare and what causes that. Talk about how the weather in the winter is very different than the other seasons because it’s so much colder.

 

SPRING

 

For spring we stamped light green and dark green. We mixed the green paint with white paint to get a lighter color, then we added pink flowers. Discuss how the leaves grow back throughout spring and flowers begin to bloom.

 

SUMMER

 

For our summer tree, we simply covered it in green leaves. Discuss how the weather in summer is very warm which could effect the trees and plants because in some dry places, it may never in the summer.

 


Explore all the seasons — and your fine motor skills — by decorating four trees with colorful stamped designs!

  • Sing-A-Long Craft: Creating art is even more fun with music! Sing along with this Four Seasons Song as your students craft — can anyone volunteer to make up their own freestyle dance?
  • Year-Round Recycling: Reusing corks as stamps is a great lesson in reducing waste in the classroom. What other recycled items can your students use to accessorize their trees?!

When the class finishes their stamp art, get scientific! Ask your students to use their knowledge of space, weather, and the scientific method to answer the question: Why are there seasons? Then, watch this video to explore the science behind winter, spring, summer, and fall!