Autumn is starting to show its true colours so we went on an adventure to find some fallen treasures. We spoke about big and small and all the different colours we could see! We then got out the paints and created little monsters, don’t be fooled by their cute appearance they can be pretty crafty! Just like our own little monsters! This is a great activity for children to notice features about the world around them as well as building their coordination to bend down and pick up the leaf they want. It’s harder than it looks! You can introduce size and shape as well as counting or you can let them explore and lead the learning themselves it’s really up to you. And then there’s the painting! This is where the imagination begins, for older children you can ask them about their monster and practice mixing different colours together. But for Ayla it was more about recognising different marks she can make and learning our colour names.
Go for a walk or explore the garden together, find some leaves.
Leave them to dry if they are wet.
Paint the leaves.
. Communication and Language.
. Physical Development.
. Understanding the World.
. Expressive Arts and Design.