With the arrival of chilly fall weather, I am amazed by the colorful beauty in the changing leaves. This is a great time to actively observe the seasonal changes outside.
During some recent outdoor observations, my children collected a pile of various leaves, fallen pine needles and other fall treasures. Intrigued by the variety of colors on a single leaf, they each documented the changes by drawing their own fall leaf.
Selecting a leaf from our collection, they made a rough trace on plain white paper. Each 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. It was surprising how many colors they could identify in a single leaf.
With the remaining fall treasures, the children enjoyed creating their own unique masterpiece….which clearly required generous amounts of glue! Fall is great time to observe the changes of nature, and creatively document observations.