Saturday, October 20, 2012

An Enchanted Childhood Playschool ~ October 15th-19th ~ Fall


This week we FINALLY began our fall books and activities!  We read When The Leaf Blew In.
During Creative Time the children used foam cut outs and decorated a fall tree.


Afterward they painted the wooden leaves that we use at TableTime and for counting. 
They were happy to be doing work for their "school".



The following day, after Circle and TableTime, we headed outside to play in the beautiful fall sun!




Wednesday we read a new book...
Count Down to Fall

  
And then headed outside for a "leaf collecting" walk and some fun fall play!






Later, at lunch time, we categorized the leaves we had collected on our walk and then made these leaf pictures.



All through the week, we sang our favorite fall song:
The leaves are falling down.
The leaves are falling down.
Red and yellow,
Orange and brown.
The leaves are falling down.
(sang to the tune of "The Farmer in the Dell")


Friday, we had short Table and Circle Times and hurried outside.  We had bought several of these wooden "helicopters" and the children got to try them out!




The exterminator had knocked down a huge hornet nest (that he had "killed" last month).
The kids loved checking it out!






25 comments:

  1. Love those photographs of the leaf-pile, we've been doing that very thing this afternoon.

    Popping over from Country Kids, would be great to see what you think of my leaf photos.

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  2. Autumn leaves are such fun. We've been enjoying them too.

    Found you on Country Kids.

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  3. I love all that you do with your themes! Fun times everyday at your school!
    Thanks for linking up to Sharing Creative Ideas, you have such great ideas!
    ~ joey ~

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  4. Autumn leaves! That is you and TheBoyanMe this week with gorgeous leave photos. We are heading outside to Clear the fallen leaves at CoombeMill today and I hope for some photos of my kids playing in just the same way, in between perhaps a little helping too!

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  5. Very fun activities! I love the photos of the kids throwing leaves. So cute! Visiting from Coombe Mill :)

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  6. Adding your leaves song to our collection, so sweet. Have a great weekend!

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  7. Looks like fun. Thanks for linking up to The Children's Bookshelf.

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  8. I love all the photos you shared. Fall has so many fun activities for children.

    Come visit me at toddlersthroughpreschool.com and visit my Etsy store with early childhood items: fromme4you

    Thanks for a great post.
    Cathie

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  9. I'm totally jealous of all of your leaves...I live in AZ and all we have are cactus needles ;-) Thanks so much for linking up to Tot School Tuesday!

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  10. great leaf pile shots, you can really feel the joy the little ones are feeling! and i love that last picture, but who can blame him for not being able to sit still with all those fabulous activities! thanks for sharing!

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  11. Looks like a ton of fun! I had to laugh at your last line--my 29-month old still doesn't hold still for more than two minutes!

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  12. That leaf playing looks like SO MUCH FUN!!!! Brilliant. Love the colour charts too.

    Thank you for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!

    Maggy

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  13. What a great week!! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!!

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  14. Hi! I found your blog through Sun scolars Link party and I loved this post and your work in general! I am your newest follower!

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  15. Leaf collecting and fun looks like a blast. I love your pictures. Thank you for linking to Read.Explore.Learn. I am posting this post on the Read.Explore.Learn. Facebook page today.

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  16. What a fun week! :) My daughter would LOOOOve to have a huge pile of fall leaves to jump in. We just don't have that much here. :(

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  17. so many great activities! and lovely pictures as well... i especially like the one with all the leaves in the air! thanks so much for linking this up to tip-toe thru tuesday!

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  18. Love the leaf action pictures!! What a wonderful fall day. Thanks for linking up to TGIF! Have a GREAT weekend,
    Beth =-)

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  19. Love the leaf activities. I like playing in the leaves myself! Leaf fights are my favorite. Did you laminate your leaves? Thanks for sharing at Mom's Library.

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  20. Beautiful leaf photos! I love how you went on a walk, collected leaves and then used those leaves immediately in a lesson. Looks like a fun week! Thank you for linking up this week to my Enchanted Thursdays Blog Hop!

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  21. Congratulations! Your Fall fun is featured at my Super Link Party! Come on by, check it out, and grab a featured button! :-)
    http://earning-my-cape.blogspot.com/2012/10/super-link-party-25.html

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