We collected leaves and added them to the art table
with paints and paper.
I chose paints to match the colours of leaves in the
autumn. And supplied smaller brushes for more
delicate paint strokes. With simple instructions to
paint a leaf and print a leaf and we were ready to go.
The children figured out how to hold the leaf with
one hand while they painted with the other so it
didn’t slip around.
Some children did one colour per leaf, others did
We added them to our Autumn Tree, Autumn Leaves
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
At the art easel I noticed children painting trees. Long strokes with
shorter strokes out to the side. Dots and spots for the leaves.
I found small and large maple leaf cookie cutters at the Dollar store
so decided to use them at the art table.
The children were encouraged to rip brown paper to use for the tree
trunk then stamped the leaves using the cookie cutters.
Others decided to make pictures of leaves on the ground; lots and
lots of leaves.
We now have an Autumn Tree, Autumn Leaf gallery wall to show
what we've noticed about leaves.