Four Seasons of Celebrations!
by Alexie Basil, Hisami Aoki, and Alana Pedalino, in collaboration with Adrienne Smith of the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian
Download this free four-seasons drawing activity sheet, created in collaboration with Adrienne Smith of the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, to encourage your students to celebrate their family traditions—just like Traci Sorell does in We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga.
What meaningful celebrations do you and your students participate in during each of the four seasons?
Adrienne Smith—manager of the imagiNATIONS Activity Center at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC, and a citizen of the Cherokee and Muscogee (Creek) Nations—helped put together this fun and simple drawing activity inspired by We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga.
To try it in your own classroom, download the free printable worksheet below.
Interested in drawing a closer connection to the book? Review the Cherokee pronunciations of elements from the book in the chart below. Encourage your students to include some of these elements in their drawings of the seasons.
For more resources on the Cherokee language, check out the Native History Association and Cherokee Nation’s websites.
How do your students celebrate summer, fall, winter, and spring? We’d love to hear from you! Please share their worksheets with us on social media using the hashtag #ScholasticBookClubs.
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