Friday, September 26, 2014

Fall Exploration

Today was a perfect Fall day for a walk.  We brought a bag and collected things we found on the ground: pine cone, acorns, leaves and sticks.  We observed how the leaves and branches moved with the wind, watched the clouds float by and saw birds and airplanes.
After our walk we dumped out our treasures and noticed how some were rough or spikey and others were soft and light.  I poured small amounts of Fall colored paints and then used the tresures as our paint brushes.  It was a great way to take in the change of Season!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Fall is Here

Here are two simple Fall projects to kick off the season:
1.  School House - The start of school is always very exciting!  This simple project is a perfect keepsake.  Depending on the child, paint or ink their hand or foot.  Each heart has information about the child, including their height, weight, name, age, teacher's name, etc.  It would be fun to do this every year and see how they have grown,
Very proud of his first day of school!

2.  Leaf Painting - Cut out a leaf shape and child paints using Fall colors.  It is fun to use red and yellow and have them create the color orange.  My son loved mixing the colors on the paper plate.