Saturday, October 27, 2012

An Enchanted Childhood Playschool: October 22nd - October 26th: More Fall Fun!

Fall is our favorite season.. I think! Crisp cool mornings, warm afternoons.  Gorgeous blue skies and trees ablaze with beautiful leaves.  This week we did some of our favorite fall activities.  We read We're Going On A Leaf Hunt, a favortite of the children, as well as The Best Gift of All .

Monday, the children painted coffee filter leaves. 
The older children used eye droppers to drop water with food coloring onto the "leaves".


The younger children used brushes.


The results were gorgeous!





During TableTime, the children were able to practice making letters!




We also did leaf rubbings.  This is a yearly tradition for us!
We lightly taped a variety of leaves to cardstock, then clipped a sheet of paper on top.  The children used crayons (trying to remember to use the sides of the crayon) to color all over the paper.






On Friday we used the same cardstock with leaves taped on to sponge paint over. 



After the children were done painting, we carefully lifted the leaves and look at the results!



We had such great Outside Times that I am going to have to make some extra posts, over the next few days, just to be able to share all the pictures!  But for now, here are a few!











20 comments:

  1. I really really enjoyed this post! Your playschool looks amazing! The crafts all turned out beautifully and children all look so happy playing outside. Our favorite season is fall too!

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  2. Love the leaf art! And do you think that baby girl is looking like her daddy? :)

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    1. I do! Isn't is a mystery to see who they look like after babyhood?!

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  3. Lovely happy days at your place :-) Those little chalkboards are so sweet, did you make them? And thanks for sharing on Happy Family Times x

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    1. I *think* we got them at AC Moore/Michaels craft store.

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  4. Your preschool looks so amazing and your blog posts are just the best advert! I'm sure everyone reading just wishes they lived close enough to join up! For now I will have to make to with enjoying your posts and steeling some of your lovely ideas to share with friends here! We have children the age of your preschool on our farm on holiday and it's lovely to give them some rainy day craft ideas and even develop some for my older children. I hope the threatened Hurricane leaves you all unharmed and a few leaves still on he trees! Thank you for supporting Country Kids and I am delighted to be carrying the linky on into year two so please do stay with me.

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    1. So glad you have this linky party and YES we will be there most every week!

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  5. I adore the leaf paintings. And my, your baby is gorgeous!

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  6. oh, I love the leaf hunt book! the kids look so happy :) lovely pictures!

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  7. Such fun leaf activities! I'll have to try some of them with my little guy :)

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  8. We like leaf rubbings around here. I also liked the negative space painting. We need to try that! This is great! I would love for you to add this to my Mom's Library Link-up!
    http://heymommychocolatemilk.blogspot.com/2012/10/moms-library-link-up-3-for-me.html

    Thanks and Be Blessed,
    Julie

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  9. Wonderful looks like more fall fun indeed! love the leaf reliefs too!

    Thanks for sharing on Kid Get Crafty!

    Maggy

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  10. I loved your coffee filter leaves. Those filters are really great for sucking up those colors. And the effect possibilities are endless. very fun.

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  11. the leaf paintings are lovely! so cute to see them all running outside in their matching outfits... just darling! thanks for linking up to tip-toe thru tuesday!

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  12. I enjoyed this post very much! Coming over from Sun scholars! I just did a leaves unit too check it out for more fun ideas with your kids! http://maros-kindergarten.blogspot.gr/2012/11/blog-post.html

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

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  14. What an exciting week! My kids always love leaf rubbings. It's funny how it's always a surprise.

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  15. Wow! What a fun set of activities. I do love the fall too. Thanks for linking up with The Children's Bookshelf!

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  16. BTW, I love the itty bitty slates. Where did you find them?
    Thanks for visiting Waldorf Wednesday. Hope to see you back this week!
    http://ourseasonsofjoy.com/seasons-of-joy/waldorf-wednesday-11/

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