Leaves

Simple fall leaf finger painting in preschool

Making simple and no-mess fall leaf finger paintings in preschool.

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Making fall leaves in preschool

Our class LOVED exploring crayon melting and making leaves. This was an idea we will definitely be trying again this year.

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Update on my Leaf Turkey

After a week, the leaves on my leaf turkey are starting to dry out and curl. I thought this was kind of a cool way to observe the changing leaves.

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Make a fall leaf turkey in preschool

Today was a beautiful fall day here! It was windy with a little chill in the air but bright and sunny. And the leaves were falling everywhere.  I think because of the leaf exchange I participated in, I am extremely aware of every leaf I see on the ground right now:-) Every time I see […]

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Crunchy leaf science and math in preschool

The trees in my back yard are all starting to change colors. I live in the middle of the woods so finding an ample supply of fall leaves is not a problem… Fall leaves lend themselves to wonderful opportunities for scientific discovery. For every science activity, I like to start with a question… How long […]

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Painting with acorns and an oatmeal container in preschool

A fan on my Facebook page recently shared how you can use an oatmeal container for marble painting and I thought this was such a clever idea. I had never thought of it before so we  decided to try it with acorns as part of our fall theme. We started off by putting a piece […]

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Making game mats for preschool

Making homemade game mats can lead to surprising learning opportunities!

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We made handprint fall trees in preschool!

I got the biggest kick out of watching the children make their handprint fall trees today! The children started by letting the teacher paint their hand and forearm with brown paint… Some of the children giggled when the teacher painted their arms and hands. Other children had to give it some thought before deciding to […]

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Preschool symmetrical activity: Finish the leaf

This is an interesting symmetrical fall activity to try! Cut out a leaf and fold it in half… Open and cut on the fold… Glue 1/2 of the leaf to a sheet of construction paper… Now draw the other half…

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There are four seasons in preschool:fall

For each season, the children began by coloring their own tree with bare branches. I enjoyed seeing each child’s interpretation of the bare tree. And as you can see, the canvas they used was a nice large piece of paper… Each day the children created a new tree trunk with branches to prepare for a […]

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The Alphabet Tree and activity for preschool

Today the children explored letters with alphabet stamps and a book titled “The Alphabet Tree” by Leo Lionni This really was a very simple activity that included paper leaves, alphabet stamps, and ink pads. The teacher read the book to the children first and used this activity as a way to extend the concepts from […]

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The Leaf Man book and activity in Kindergarten

The kindergarten class enjoyed reading the Leaf Man book by Lois Ehlert and discovering all the different leaf characters in the book. After reading this book, the children followed up the book by creating their own leaf characters. The teacher had some paper leaves that were bright and colorful for the children to choose from […]

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Simple fall tree bulletin board for preschool

Your preschoolers can create this simple fall preschool bulletin board.

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