Nature Study: Autumn Leaves
I do love all the different colours of Autumn. One of our neighbours has a wall that is currently covered in rich red beautiful leaves and as I am writing this, I can see one of our trees is a mix of green, brown and yellow – just lovely!
Some of the activities I am going to offer Addie and Bear this week that you might also like to have a go at doing are:
Making some leaf animals (leaves can be very versatile!)
One of the things we will be doing this year is looking more into the science of why leaves change colour. For this we will be using the BBC Bitesize lesson on this, and then learning what makes the different colours in the leaves using this sheet. There is a great experiment on How We Learn too that we might get round to doing (we have quite a busy week this week).
If we can find enough leaves, I think we might also have a go at a leaf labyrinth like this one we found from Happy Hooligans (photo credit to Happy Hooligans).
Nature Study freebie
As you know, we follow along with the Exploring Nature with Children weekly nature study curriculum. As a part of that we have a themed poem and piece of art for art appreciation. Every week, I have a freebie for all my newsletter subscribers, and if you aren’t already a subscriber, you can grab this week’s resources by clicking here or on the image below.