Thursday, November 12, 2009

Leaf Themed Day

About a month ago I was all excited about Autumn and doing leaf related activities with Morgan for a Leaf Themed Day. We had a wonderful time with everything we did. Many of the ideas for the activities we did came from Busy Mommy Media's Preschool Theme-Fall post.

Take a peak at what we did:

We made trees using traces of Morgan's hand. Morgan was able to practice using scissors for the first time we are going to try straight lines! LOL!

We also went outside and raked and collected the few leaves that had fallen.

We then went on a nature walk where I pointed out some deer tracks to the kids. I was impressed that, a little further down the road, Morgan was able to fin deer tracks on her own! I am constantly amazed by how fast she learns!

We went into the woods a little ways down the road, but Morgan thought the woods had ghosts and didn't want to go in. (I really have no idea where that came from!) So we just walked in a little ways-enough to find some new leaves.

As you can see this was a while ago-most of the leaves hadn't even started changing yet!

The leaves and other things that were collected in the yard and on our walk.

We then used the leaves to make leaf rubbings! Morgan absolutely LOVED doing leaf rubbings!

Beyond these activities we also sang a couple leaf related songs that we found on the Busy Mommy Media site:

Leaves on the Tree (tune of “Wheels of the Bus”)
The leaves on the trees turn orange and brown. . .orange and brown. .. .orange and brown
The leaves on the trees turn orange and brown, all over town.
The leaves on the trees come tumbling down, tumbling down, tumbling down
The leaves on the trees coming tumbling down, all over town.
The leaves on the ground go swish, swish, swish. .. swish, swish, swish.. . .Swish, swish, swish
The leaves on the ground go swish, swish, swish, all over town.

The Leaves are Falling Down
(”the farmer in the dell”)
The leaves are falling down
The leaves are falling down
Red, yellow, green and brown
The leaves are falling down

It turned out to be a really fun day! So fun that we've done some of the activities again since-with leaves that had actually changed color! LOL! Next year I plan to wait a little longer to do our fall themed activities. I'm looking forward to Blake joining in and doing more of the crafty things with Morgan and I! :-)


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Just Breathe said...

Awesome ideas. I love the tree using her hand! You collected some wonderful items and the transfer was really cool! It looks like you had a great time.

The Jacobsen Family! said...

Awesome! My kids loved doing leaf rubbing too!
Cute song... But my kids wouldn't get it. Leaves don't really change color here! LOL!

Nicole Feliciano said...

Love that leaf tree--what a fun (and easy) craft idea!

Alexis AKA MOM said...

Again you shame this mom into needing to do more crafts.

The tree I so can do! Ok this weekend!

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