We have been actively observing the seasonal changes outside. Although I may not enjoy the chilly weather that fall brings, I am amazed by the colorful beauty in the changing leaves.
During some recent outdoor observations, we collected a pile of various leaves, fallen pine needles and other fall treasures.
Intrigued by the variety of colors on a single leaf, the littles each documented the changes by drawing their own fall leaf.
They began by selecting a leaf from our collection, and roughly tracing it. They sketched in the veins of the leaf and began adding color. They attempted to blend various crayon colors in their effort to recreate the colors on their leaves. They were surprised how many colors they could identify in a single leaf.