A new season is starting to sneak up on us... you can almost see signs of Fall. Even down here in the South too!
Trees are changing colors
Acorns are falling
Trees are forming seeds
Mums are growing in the garden
It's cooler in the morning
Pumpkins are in the stores
It's getting darker sooner
Squirrels are searching for acorns
Create an Fall Observation Sheet
Take your child on a nature walk and see what they can discover. If at all possibly let your child document these changes with a camera or even better on their Fall Observation Sheet. As you observe things over a period of a few weeks, have them record the changes they see in their Fall Journal. Print your Observation Sheet here
Here's a few things we discovered on our walks after school this week.
Create a Fall Journal
Later in the week we would come home and write in a Fall Journal what we observed. Observation is a a great skill to use. When creating your own Journal, have them illustrate it first , it will be fresh on their mind and in the camera for reference. Then they can write about what they saw. Encourage them to include details. Go out a few days later and observe with them if things have changed. Print your journal here.
More Journal Ideas:
Make a fall collage out of pictures from magazines or real objects
Glue the discoveries you find onto a page and then attach the words.
Younger children doing this activity can cut out and add fall words to their pictures.
Practice finding the beginning sounds of spring objects they draw.
For more Ideas Visit our 40 Activities for Fall Roundup!
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