We've been reading about apples and pumpkins and leaves and so I wanted to take a close look at our yummy friend the apple. The best thing about painting with apples is that now James and Remi love eating apples and they didn't before.
James can tell the story much better than I can, but first we cut our green apple in half. We got to touch the seeds and look at the core. Then we cut two center slices out to paint with and saved the outer part for eating.
I type all this up because I've gotten so many good ideas off my friend's blogs on how to teach my child at home and do enriching activities. These boys painted with apples two weeks ago and they both still talk about it when they see the paper on the wall. I'd love any ideas from you mommies on other fall activities. I also have lots and lots of good books you can borrow if you want to. Other activities to consider:
1. We pick up "tree balls" acorns, tree seeds, pecans and take them with us on our walks and "feed" the squirrels when we see squirrels.
2. We spent a week doing a leaf hunt and found all sizes and colors of leaves around our neighborhood. Then we taped them on construction paper and hung it on the wall.
3. We've been reading the book, "Going on a Bear Hunt" and set up obstacle courses around the house to do bear hunts and at the end we find our sweet little stuffed bear that chases us back under the covers (if you don't have this book you have to get it).