Handmade Leaves
A wonderful way to welcome Autumn! Talk to your class about trees and leaves. Discuss how the fall leaves change colors to red, orange, yellow and brown. Ask if they have noticed the changes in the leaves when they are outside.
To enhance creativity
To promote fine motor skills
Before You   Start  
You will need one piece of white cardstock per child, red, orange, yellow and brown markers, and paint or crayons.
Let’s Begin  
1. Trace the hand and arm of each child and have them color using the markers, paint or crayons. The arm section will be the body of the tree.

2. Help children as they dip their fingers into the paint and dab onto their papers for leaves.
An alternative to painting would be to have them tear red, yellow, orange and brown construction paper into small pieces and glue to their tree to represent the leaves.


Finger paints

9" x 12" Heavyweight Construction Paper, 50 Sheets
Chubby Crayons - Set of 40
Colorations® Washable Fingerpaint - 16 oz