Week 1 Activities – Leaf hunt, Leaf printing, ideas for leaf pictures, Autumn nature, life cycle of minibeasts.
Activity 1 – Leaf Hunt
1) Using the ‘Leaf Hunt’ sheet, go outside, find as many different leaves as possible, as many colours as possible. Tick off all the items you find. Try to find as many as possible. Find small sticks, acorns, pines cones etc. Use paper towels or similar, to pat them dry.
- Printed Leaf hunt sheet
- Pencil to fill out
- Paper Towel
- Bag/container to put collected items in
Activity 2 – Leaf Printing
Using crayons, pencils, charcoal, turn the leaves so the veins are on the top. Arrange the leaves into a rectangle about the size of your paper. Place the paper over the top and rub over the veins using the side of the crayon/pencil/charcoal. Changing the colour for each leaf will create a beautiful piece of art.
- Coloured pencils
- Coloured crayons
- Piece of charcoal
- A4 paper
Activity 3 – Idea for your woodland art
Using all the items you have found on your outdoor hunt, arrange them onto a piece of coloured card. Glue the leaves to the card. The sticks and heavier items will need to be sellotaped. Add glue and glitter to create your masterpiece. Make holes in the four corners of the pieces of card, using string – make a loop in the top corners of one piece of card, then attach the second card leaving an inch gap underneath, repeat with the third piece of card. You now have a piece to hang.
- A4 coloured card cut into 3 or 4 equal shapes
- Items from your hunt
- Glue stick
Activity 4 – Autumn/Nature vocabulary challenge
Research what these 10 words mean: Hibernation, nocturnal, equinox, deciduous, Harvest, hay-bale, scare-crow, Halloween, fungus, majestic. Fill them in on the sheet.
- Printed sheet
- Dictionary or thesaurus
- Pencil to complete
Activity 5 – Life Cycle
Colour and complete the ‘life-cycle of a frog’ or ‘life cycle of a butterfly’ activity, cut out each piece of the cycle, stick onto the circle in the correct order, add the circle labelled top and join with the split pin. Turn the top circle and try to remember what comes next.
Printed sheet of either frog or butterfly
- Printed sheets of two circles
- Split pin
- Coloured pencils
Please add comments to your photo’s – did your child enjoy it? Did you amend it? What was the best or hardest part? Any ideas. Thank you.