Creating with Fall Leaves

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2014
Materials for Art Activity. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2014

I have a student ECE working with me in my room at the moment doing her practice. A couple of days ago she planned an activity to do with the interested children in the class: she wished to create a panel depicting a forest of trees. She laid out a large strip of paper in the corridor and invited those who were interested to come and create. They were to use markers to draw the trees – and anything else that came to their mind. Craft glue was provided so that they could glue onto the trees the leaves that had been gathered outside.

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2014
© Colline Kook-Chun, 2014

The children got to work creating their forest. Imaginations soared as flowers and birds were represented among the Fall trees. As usual, chatter occurred while the student ECE encouraged them in their endeavors. The resulting trees were reminiscent of those that are currently outside, brilliant in colour and variety. The panels are now posted in the corridors outside of the classroom for children to admire as they walk past. These panels will be a reminder to the class that the season we are currently experiencing is Autumn, and that one of the signs of the season is the changing colours of the leaves.

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2014
A tree covered with leaves. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2014

Children enjoy creating and many in my class enjoyed the experience of using dried leaves as one of the available materials.

Would you enjoy creating with dried leaves?

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2014

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22 thoughts on “Creating with Fall Leaves

  1. When I was a child my sister and I had to rake the leaves. We first would make piles of leaves into walls and rooms of a house. Lots of pretend play. 🙂
    It was fun until Mother yelled, “Hurry up and rake those leaves!” 😦


  2. I remember the feeling of having a classroom of animated and interested children. These have produced a beautiful artwork and you took part in it. Lovely! Thank you, Colline.


  3. A beautiful creative idea Colline.
    The fun in collecting the leaves and observing their efforts come to life.
    A great learning experience for little minds.


  4. Wonderful to see the creative side of kids encourage and nurtured. Placing the artwork where all can see and admire it must be a source of pride for the budding artists. 🙂


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