Monday, September 27, 2010

Fall on our Fingers

This morning we fell in love with fall... it happens every year.  You wake up, walk outside, and it is that beautiful, breezy, crisp, bright, cool, but still warm day.  I LOVE it.  Growing up we always called it "football weather", for obvious reasons.
I want D. to appreciate this change in the seasons, as well.  Fall brings so much fun and I want him to FEEL the excitement!  We have been talking about the change in the weather, and how we've noticed the wind picking up.  We go outside and lay in the grass and look up and watch the trees blow back and forth as leaves spin though the air.  It's so fun!
I went and purchased some fall colored paints last week and this morning thought of painting a tree and having the leaves "change color".
I drew/painted the trees on a few pieces of paper and then painted D.'s hand with the green paint and let him make handprints on the branches (with some guidance), then we added yellow, then orange, then red and then brown.  As the colors were layered they changed and merged together, just like they do on the leaves.  He loved this project and we ended up with a few different pieces of "fall art" to hang up.
We will continue to talk about the color change as we witness it in nature over the next few weeks.
Enjoy this BEAUTIFUL day!

1 comment:

  1. I love this idea! Can't wait to try it with Aves and Koley!!