“A child, more than anyone else, is a spontaneous observer of nature’’
A child is a natural learner, thinker and explorer. In order to help the children, become ‘curious naturalists’ by stimulating interest and developing a scientific spirit to inquire into questions about nature, our school took a step forward to sensitize students, regarding the importance of different seasons through the Major Co- Curricular Activity “Season’s Charm” organized on 18th July 2019.
To infuse sensitivity towards nature and bring learning to life by providing the children with hands on learning was the purpose behind this activity. It was aimed at adding charm and thrill in the lives of children in an utmost fun-filled manner. Autumn and Winter season were displaced for the children to develop a greater appreciation and understanding of the seasons and how the climate changes by letting them know more about the weather in different seasons.
Class Prep and Class I presented a short role play depicting the seven colors of the Rainbow following with a peppy song on seasons. My smiling sun craft, colourful butterfly were indoor activities. Children went for a nature walk where the gardener exhibited the compost pit for them. They were explained about the process of making it and how it is useful to us.
As a part of follow up activities children of class Prep drew their favorite season in the art journal while Class 1 students wrote about it in the creative writing sheet.
Natural environments tend to fascinate children, and so bringing them close to flora and fauna and allowing children to explore them will tap into children’s innate curiosity and will ultimately lead to child’s development and foster learning. At the end of the day the children had experience to carry home and our objective to ensure proper understanding of the activity was successful.