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Last Glimpses of Fall

posted Dec 4, 2012, 3:50 PM by Unknown user
Now that it's December our thoughts have turned to snow and ice, but we wanted to share a few last images of our fall activities with you.

Children worked together to make a flock of turkeys using
wax resistance with oil pastels under watercolor.

On a very rainy day, we tried an experiment to simulate rain clouds.
We filled a jar with water, put shaving cream on top, and talked
about how it resembled clouds.  Then we added liquid watercolor,
until the clouds couldn't hold all that moisture and it started to "rain"
in our jar!  It was a great opportunity to talk about the things we knew
about rain and clouds, and the experiment was very beautiful as well.

A little storm in a jar.

We painted fall leaves using a technique the children call
"squish painting".  We put the leaf with some dots of paint
into a plastic bag, and the children use their fingertips to
move the paint around.  It's nice and squishy, and a sensory
experience enjoyed by some of the children who find
fingerpainting too messy.

Beans, feather, corn, rice, colored sand, yarn...
Wonderfully textured autumn collages abound!