How to Make a Leaf Mobile In this post I wanted to explore different ways of how to make a leaf mobile with children. A leaf mobile can be done … Continue Reading How to Make a Leaf Mobile with Children
Leaf Printing and painting with Autumn Leaves In this post we will cover two different leaf printing ideas for preschoolers. Leaf printing is similar to leaf rubbing, but I prefer … Continue Reading Leaf Printing- Autumn Leaf Art for Children
Leaf Man Activities- Making Leaf People This post looks at how to make leaf people (including ones that can move) and links to other Leaf Man Activities (see below). Making … Continue Reading Leaf Man Activities- Make Leaf Man Move!
Pictograph Activities for Kindergarten This is one of my favourite pictograph activities for Kindergarten as it can be done outside. Pictographs are simple visual representations of statistics/data on a chart. … Continue Reading Pictograph Activities for Kindergarten – Leaf Chart
Outdoor Nature Art Activity Miniature Nature Collages are a great outdoor art activity for children. They are a creative way for children to explore properties and colours, with adjectives such … Continue Reading Outdoor Nature Art Activity- Miniature Nature Collages
Ordering leaves from shortest to longest is a fun measurement activity to do with young children during the autumn or any time. Before teaching children how to measure using standard units such as inches, centimetres, feet or meters, children should have experience comparing lengths so that they can understand what the measurement of length is, and how to think about what is long or short (relatively speaking).
The following post contains a range of different autumn leaf activities for children that are related to the autumn season. I’ve done some of these at home with my children and others I have used as teaching activities in school. They all have a teaching and learning objective in mind, but some of them are focused on creative arts and design, whilst others are maths or science focused.
Children enjoy playing with rocks and they can be put together in a range of different ways to make exciting and beautiful artworks.
I think this is my favourite gross motor activity for young children and it is one that the children in my classes get really excited about. Children have so much fun doing this that they don’t realise that they are working hard and building muscle and strength.
The Swapping Number Game provides the opportunity to practice recognising numbers and playing with the support of an adult. For older children (5-6 year olds) it can provide practice in their understanding of number order as well as playing independently with friends.
Missing Number Game with Numeral or Dice Rocks This may seem like a fairly basic game but children enjoy playing it and it is a great way to teach them … Continue Reading Missing Number Game
Telling time is a difficult skill and it takes a long time (pun intended) to learn how to read an analogue clock. There are a lot of different mathematical skills needed to read a clock so the process of learning to tell the time needs to be broken down into many smaller parts.
Wet chalk can add a bit of an exciting twist to mark making, drawing and painting. It can be a great way for young children to experiment with mixing colours.