Every year we marvel at the vision of Fall’s foliage and stop to examine the color changes in the leaves all around us. Nature never disappoints us in its beauty. Bright hues of green, red, yellow, orange and sienna surround our neighborhoods. This year we brought leaves inside to explore, create and manipulate. Here are a few examples of how we used leaves to extend our learning.
We learned about body awareness and used leaves as body parts.
We leaf threaded with yarn.
And added our chain of leaves to our outdoor loom.
We created designs on the leaves we collected.
We looked closely and traced the veins on our leaves.
We leaf matched and researched the different type of leaves we found around our school.
We made color patterns.
We color matched with paint chips.
Teachers got into it too!
Below this child made a rabbit with big ears and a fluffy tail.
We explored leaves inside and out and I know it was just the “tip of the leaf”. There is so much more we can do in fact, my wheels are still turning as I write this :). So the next time it is raining leaves in your neighborhood, stop and take a closer look and let your creativity sore.