Our class has been talking about Autumn. The change of seasons is more subtle for us in north central Florida but it is still a noticeable change. We have had a few class discussions about the leaves falling and the weather cooling down.
After reading a few books about leaves we decided to make our own representational leaf art. We collected leaves from the playground and each child chose a leaf they thought was special to draw.
The Children traced the leaves with pencil and then went over their lines with a black marker.
Some children noticed the lines running through the leaves. Enid told us "thats how the trees get food and water."
Next we mixed colors to match the fall leaves and painted ours to match. They came out really beautiful.