In temperate climates, take frequent walks outdoors as the leaves change. Closely observe leaf colors. Provide each child with a lunch bag to collect samples of fallen, nonpoisonous leaves.
Study different leaf shapes and characteristics, including vein and edge patterns as well as textures. Notice variations in colors even within a leaf.
Adapt the activity to children's skills. Painting the leaves may be sufficient challenge for the most adept 3-year-olds. If they want leaves cut out, an adult does the cutting. Art projects with children ages 3 and younger always require close adult super
Cover your work area with recycled newspaper. Put on a Crayola® Art Smock. Choose Crayola® Washable Tempera Paint in fall colors: red, yellow, brown, and orange.
With Crayola® So Big® Brushes, lightly paint the back of a leaf. Turn the leaf over on construction paper. Gently press to make a print of the leaf shape and its veins.
Make several leaf prints with different colors and shapes. Dry overnight.
On mural paper (or a white paper tablecloth), use Crayola® Washable Markers to sketch a tree with four sprawling branches. Label each branch with one fall color.
With Crayola® Scissors, cut out each leaf print. Write your name on the back.
Use Crayola® Glue Sticks to attach print to the branch for that color.
Study the complex, geometric ornamentation of Islamic art. Discover intricate, authentic Zillij designs using math and a
Your imagination gets moving when you look at the photography of Eadweard Muybridge. Create an original painting of you
Have you read Maya Angelou’s Life Doesn’t Frighten Me? What worries you? Turn your concerns over to a Worry Warrior and
How can older students make a difference in the lives of younger ones? Create and share interactive storybooks to bring
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