Explore Even More: All the Leaves are Falling Down

I love the colors of Fall- red, orange, yellow and brown! In our “Explore Even More” class we discuss the changing leaves, and how they fall from the trees. One activity we all love is to pull out our parachute and place leaves on it (felt, plastic, or real!) When we move the parachute up and down, the leaves follow. You can do the same thing at home, even if you don’t have a parachute. You can have a lot of fun with a simple bed sheet. We like to name the colors of the leaves, count them, then watch them fall up and down as we play and sing. Here’s a fun song to include in your activity if you’d like:

ALL THE LEAVES ARE FALLING DOWN

To the tune of “London Bridge”

All the leaves are falling down,

All around,

To the ground,

All the leaves are falling down,

Red, orange, yellow and brown.

A related activity that’s super fun is q-tip painting. You’ll need paper, red, orange, yellow, and brown paint, q-tips, and a brown marker. I started this craft by drawing a tree with bare branches using my marker. Then, I dipped q-tips into paint and dotted them across my canvas. It’s an easy art project and the results are very cute.