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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Falling Leaves Picture

This is a fun, easy picture for your child to make. A great thing is that she is making a picture of leaves falling, so her main objective is to get the paper leaves on the paper...anywhere on the paper. This makes it friendly for young toddlers on up. Kaitlyn did this in our church nursery.

18 months and up. You could try it with a toddler younger than that, but expect to help a lot.

  • Science
  • Fine motor skills
  • Colors
  • Paper with a tree drawn or printed on it. You want just the tree without leaves. If you are doing this with an older preschooler, you could have him draw the tree himself.
  • Pieces of paper to represent leaves. You can do squares, leaf shapes...whatever. You can also let your child rip small pieces of paper up to put on the tree.
  • Glue.
  • Give your child the supplies.
  • Have your child paste the leaves on the picture.
  • Talk about how leaves change colors in autumn and fall to the ground. Our nursery leaders also talked about our beautiful world.

A great thing you can do after you make this picture is to go out and rake leaves. Rake them into a pile and jump into them! Also, point out the leaves that are still on the trees.

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