Over the last month, while we have been out and about, we have been spotting signs of autumn and collecting conkers, acorns and apples.
In our Bible time, to tie in with our autumn activities, we have started to learn God's promise from Genesis 8:22 " While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease."
We talked about the differences between deciduous and evergreen trees and the changing colours of the leaves. Our first autumn based art activity was colour mixing. I gave each child a palette of the three primary colours, and we experimented by mixing them in different ways to try and create oranges and browns and different shades of red and yellow.
When each child was happy with their autumn colours, they painted onto a sheet of leaves.
|Finger painted autumn leaves|
Using sticky back plastic and collage materials, the children made some sun catchers to brighten up our kitchen windows...
...and a simple sewing project.
To supplement our art and craft, we are currently working on some autumn literacy activities - to be shared at a later date!
"While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat,
and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease." Genesis 8:22