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