Introducing the “Seasons Around the Sun” Kit for both primary and early childhood. This kit represents a comprehensive arts compliment to the study of the seasons, planetary cycles, growth cycles and the Calendar.
It is composed of five catchy songs to assist you in a theatrical way:
The Calendar Song – days of the week, months of the year and the seasons ‘round and ‘round. This song really lends itself to 3D representational theater as suggested in the accompanying video.
Plant A Seed – growth cycles from seed to germination to maturity can be explored using this beautiful song about a tree. The dance allows your students to grow from seed to tree.
Summer Rain Song - dramatic representation of a summer thunderstorm, complete with ‘rain symphony’!
Apple Tree - the wonder and awe of what is contained in a tiny seed is gently mused in this harvest celebration song.
Seasons Song - from winter white slumber, to clean green spring, to summer’s expansive grow and flow, to autumn’s yellow harvest – a wonderful celebration of the seasons sung in the ‘key’ of each season!
Accompany your season’s research with the wonder of cycles:
How are the seasons displayed in the flora and fauna and eco-systems in various parts of the world?
How do humans respond to changes of season?
How are the seasons celebrated in different parts of the world?
Did you know that if you were born in November in South Africa, you are a ‘spring baby’?
What other differences are there between Northern and Southern Hemisphere cycles and natural phenomena?
The final verse to the Calendar song says:
The Moon goes around and ‘round the Earth
The Earth goes around the Sun
The Sun goes around the Galaxy
‘Round and ‘round and ‘round…
This so lends itself to representational theater! The moon’s orbit around the earth (and 28 day cycle); the earth’s 24 hour rotation and 365 day orbit around the sun; and finally the sun’s extraordinary orbit around the center of the galaxy!
And what does the galaxy orbit around???
Children absolutely love this kind of learning! Try it!