Autumn/Fall Crafts

If your neighbourhood is like mine at the moment, you will have access to many beautiful coloured leaves!

It is such fun to enjoy this time of year as a  learning opportunity.

The very best part of these art activities is definitely the time that you take to find the leaves.  Take your toddler/preschooler into the garden or for a walk in the neighbourhood and let them choose a bag of autumn leaves.  Don’t forget to talk, talk, talk with your child about what they are seeing.   Introduce them to vocabulary about the leaves – colour, shape, texture.  Talk about what they can see, feel and how they feel if they get the chance to crunch through older fallen leaves.   Usually when you ask a child what colour a leaf is – they will respond with ‘green’.  Autumn is the perfect opportunity to display how leaves can be all sorts of colours.
Once you have selected the leaves, now you can start creating !!