Here in NZ, we often think that winter has arrived the moment we hit the month of June, even though technically it doesn’t arrive until the WINTER SOLSTICE (which is normally around the 21st of June every year). Of course this also means that our friends in the northern hemisphere are heading into their SUMMER SOLSTICE at the same time!
Click here to see a ‘Brain Pop’ video clip that better models how the earth tilts, and explains how these Solstices work.
The posters are perfect for displaying on your nature table to mark the transition from: spring to summer (if you’re in the northern hemisphere), or autumn/fall to winter (if you’re in the southern hemisphere like me!) They pair really well with our seasonal nature walk recording sheets (as seen below). Going on a nature walk to mark the changing of the seasons is an activity that most kids will love, and once back in the classroom they can reflect on their experiences by recording the seasonal ‘clues’ they spotted on the nature walk sheets.
Which ever hemisphere you’re located on, I hope you’ve had a happy solstice and enjoy the up and coming season!