Thursday, September 13, 2012


After being up in Minneapolis last weekend and seeing the leaves just starting to change color, made me find the motivation to find some awesome activities for our little ones.

I'm so excited for Kensi to explore with some of these activities...I seriously can't wait!


              Leaves Are Twirling
              (Tune: "Frere Jacques")
              Leaves are twirling
              Leaves are twirling
              All around
              All around
              They are falling softly
              Very, very softly
              To the ground
              To the ground.


              Little Leaves

              (Tune: "Ten Little Indians")
              1 little, 2 little, 3 little leaves
              4 little, 5 little, 6 little leaves
              7 little, 8 little, 9 little leaves,
              blow them all away. WHOOF!

  1. Go on a nature walk. Talk about the colors you see changing, the noises you hear and the new smells that come with the change of seasons. 
  2. Encourage your child to step on dead brown leaves and listen to their crunchy sound.
  3. Pick up some leaves from outside and let your child explore with them. You can also put leaves and small sticks in a plastic container to create a sensory table. 
  1. While on your nature walk, talk about why the leaves change colors and collect other items associated with autumn: acorns, berries, twigs, corn husks, etc. When you are done, sort the leaves and other items according to shape, size, and color. 
  2. Discuss the birds flying in the sky. What formation are they flying in (v-shape)? Why are they flying? Will they return? If so, when?
  1. Paint the backside of different sized leaves and use them as a stamp.
  2. Make a leaf rubbing.
  3. Paint a picture using orange, yellow, red and green paint to represent the colors of the changing leaves.
Motor Skills:
  1. Scoop a bunch of leaves into a pile and jump in them.
  2. Toss a bunch of leaves in the air and try to catch them as they float to the ground.

Post a Comment

Sprinkles On Top © . Design by FCD.