This is week 2 of our Fall theme. We have had a blast the last couple of weeks with a lot of activities and art projects. It seems as though we only do these kinds of things during theme weeks....I really need to work on that. They enjoy it so much!
As most of you know by now if you have been here before we start each day with Praise and Worship, Bible reading and Prayer.
This week we wrapped up our fall theme. The girls had a great time doing all the fun fall activities.
They did this really cool coffee filter tree I found on someones blog...Although I can't remember where I saw this one.(If it was you let me know) They covered a coffee filter with bingo markers (or do-a-dot if you have them) Then sprayed them with water to blend the colors. We like to spray the middle first to watch the water move through the colors.
I cut a tree stump out of brown construction paper and had them paste it to a large piece of white construction paper.
Jada takes her sweeeeeet time drawing and coloring leaves.
Jasmine was done with hers in 2 minutes. I told her it looked like a windy day:) These turned out to be VERY cute!
I wanted to do a fall sensory with real leaves, but didn't really want the mess in the house so I gave them a tub, some rakes and shovels and let them explore them in their natural habitat;)
Jasmine loves her Sesame Street puzzles (she has like 6 of em')
This was DEFINITELY a HIT! This is a Leaf Skittles Sorting Mat I found at Making Learning Fun. No complaints here ...well besides it takes like 50 something skittles to do it!
They played Hi Ho Cherry-O, like TEN times.
We did a leaf observation....They L-O-V-E Sid the Science kid on PBS so Jada is always asking me to make her a journal so she can do her observations. So we made these little leaf observation journals. I just folded in half 2 sheets of printer paper and stapled them together. They pasted silk leaves from the dollar store to the top.
I taped different types, sizes and colors of leaves to a poster board and we made predictions on how they would look tomorrow.
Jada said "They're all gonna be PURPLE mom."(why am I not surprised:)
I had them rub a real leaf on their first page....
Day 2 (last day) Jada was very disappointed....NO PURPLE! Just crunchy and falling off the tape...lol!
They rubbed a leaf print into this tinfoil piece with their finger......
Then they pasted it to some orange construction paper.
We made real leaf collages....Jasmine chose a black background(cause it's DADDIES favorite color)
And Jada chose white.(cause Purple wasn't an option) I decided I wanted to make these into place mats so we could get them out every year. So this was done in steps throughout the week. First we glued real leaves and let that dry overnight, then I pressed them for a couple days in a big book....
Then they painted the leaves with silver, gold and red glitter glue. I let that dry and pressed them for a couple days more and now I just need to laminate them:o)
Our final project was a fall sun catcher collage...inspired by Childcare Land.com. We used 2 pieces of wax paper, silk leaves, and some other little shapes and leaves. I had them make it right on the spot I planned to press it. After they had their collage the way they wanted it, I carefully place the other piece of wax paper on top, I used an iron to melt it together. They are my FAVE for the 2 week fall theme!
Well that's it for fall around here....well the theme anyway!
Find out what other preschoolers and toddlers are doing, head on over to 1+1+1=1 or Homeschool Creations and get some great ideas or share yours.
Also linked to Weekly Wrap-up.