Here is part two of the leaf mural we made to celebrate the beginning of fall. You can see part one of our leaf rubbings here. Another shout out to Filth Wizardry for the idea. Thank you! The kids really loved making this. I’m thinking of putting out another big piece of butcher paper with leaves, paints, crayons and any other materials the kids want and seeing what happens. Now they are familiar with the term mural. Sky’s the limit.
We started our classroom pumpkin patch last week by making beautiful watercolor leaves on diffuse paper, but I forgot to take a picture, so this is really part two of this bulletin board. Part three will be the TLC scarecrows we’re going to make tomorrow. The kids loved painting these huge panels of supercool textured paper someone donated to the classroom. I don’t think they will ever forget that red and yellow make orange! Then we used pumpkin templates for tracing and cut out our own stems. We used pencil and pastels to add realistic details as our last step. Voila! A beautiful thriving pumpkin patch. Thanks to KinderKorner for passing along all these great ideas!
It’s fall, even though it still feels like summer here in southern California. Kind of annoying already. Anyway, I saw this great post on Mrs. Wood’s Kindergarten Blog and tried it out with my kinders. It was really fun. We used contact paper to set the leaves-way easier than glue! We read Leaf Man by Lois Elhert, which I am just noticing now I think I misspelled on this bulletin. Darn! The kids were totally into the book and wondering where Leaf Man went. All the kids enjoyed success with this project. We used sharpies to decorate the contact paper after we set the leaves. Then we used kid-code to write what we created. Here are a few examples close up.