I introduced the theme with 3 different leaves[ Birch, Oak, and Maple. We name the leaf and color every morning at group time, talk about the weather changing, wearing warmer clothing and things we might start to see in the fall.
Monday- glued cheerios to brown paper to resemble corn/husk
Tuesday-Fall Wreath- the children glued on various leaves on paper plate to make wreath
Wednesday – Fall Tree- the children stamped with corks on paper to make a fall tree
Thursday- Leaf stamping- We used leaf cookie cutters to stamp on paper to make leaf impressions
Counting counter apples one by one and placing on large poster board tree to practice counting, Leaf color matching with same colors and shapes to begin to match and recognize similar shapes, counting acorns with baskets, apple seed counting by placing seeds on apple grid with numbers to practice recognition and leaf trays with various fall materials for sorting and exploring.
We practiced stringing with large rigatoni noodles for sturdy grips, fall color paly-dough with pizza cutters, leaf lacing cards to continue to practice lacing/eye hand coordination, the children finished coloring tree with fall colored markers and Friday, we will play “Food Twister” to move our bodies in various directions.
Colored rice/noodles, pine cones, shovels and vases
Cover your cough- Review and modeling
Cut and compare Squash inside[Friday]
We will make squash soup next week
Why do leaves change colors? [facts]