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Mommy School Week 5

Mommy School Week 5

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Published by: Alison Steadman on Aug 27, 2012
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Mommy School Week 5Leaves Theme
Letter: L Number: 2Color: YellowSong: In the Leafy Treetops
(Clickherefor music and words to this song.)
 
ACTIVITIES & GAMES
Leaf HuntUse mini wheelbarrow to collect leaves. You could also rake up a pile ofleaves
Don’t forget to jump in them!Welcome AutumnGather silk leaves (or real ones), and give child plastic broom or rake. Singthis song:
Autumn Leaves are Falling Down (Tune: London Bridge)
Autumn leaves are falling down,Falling down, falling down,Autumn leaves are falling down.Welcome, autumn.Sweep the leaves and put them here,Put them here, put them here.Sweep the leaves and put them here.Welcome, autumn.Jump right in and have some fun,Have some fun, have some fun.Jump right in and have some fun.Welcome, autumn.
 
Leaf DancePretend to be leaves and dance in the wind.Scavenger HuntUsing the attached clues, go on a scavenger hunt to enjoy the autumn weather.Catch the Leaves GameOn a windy day, stand underneath a tree. The object of the game is to neverlet the leaves touch the ground by catching them. The person with the mostleaves wins!Fall Sensory BinCreate a bin full of fall items for children to sift through and explore usingshovels or other utensils. Here are a few ideas:
 
Black beans, red beans
 
Silk leaves from the dollar store
 
Leaf and pumpkin-shaped cookie cutters
 
Fall-colored scoops
 
Mini gourds from the dollar store
ART
 Leaf Hand Print ArtCover arm (up to elbow) in brown paint and stamp on paper to create treetrunk. (Arm is trunk and hand is the branches.) Cover hand in red paint, thenyellow, then orange. Stamp hand on to create leaves on the tree. You couldalso trace the child’s arm and hand onto brown construction paper for the sameeffect.Wax Paper and Crayon LeavesShave 2 colors of fall-colored crayons. Melt the crayons in a wax papersandwich using an iron on a medium setting with a paper towel between theiron and wax paper. Cool. Use a leaf template to cut out a leaf shape out ofthe wax paper. Hang in a window.
 
Crushed leaf mosaicCollect leaves and dry them out completely. Crush them up. Sprinkle onpaper covered in glue. Then, cut out your desired shape. Perhaps, you couldcut out the shape of the letter “L”, a special numeral, shape, or simply a leafshape! A little glitter would add a nice effect, too.Leaf PrintsCollect large fall leaves. Lay the leaves on top of a piece of newspaper.Paint red, yellow, and orange paint across the leaves. Lay a piece of whitepaper on top of the leaves. Rub your hands across, transferring the paint tothe white paper. Remove the leaves and hang up your leaf prints!Marbled LeavesCut out a leaf shape out of white cardstock and place on newspaper. Spreadcorn syrup over the entire leaf. Using food coloring, squeeze 1-2 drops of redand yellow food coloring on the leaf. Have child spread food coloring all acrossthe paper with their hands. (The leaves will have a marbled look if you do NOT mix the food coloring together completely.)
SCIENCE
Play-doughPress leaves into play-dough to make leaf impressions. You could also usetheseautumn play-dough matsfrom
Tired, Needs Sleep
for a math lesson.Blowing LeavesAttach a paper leaf to a coffee stirrer. Then place the coffee stirrer insidea straw. Blow into the straw from the opposite end. Watch the leaf fly outof the straw. Children can guess how far their leaves might fly and measurethe distance.
 

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