Autumn Nature Study 24
• Make tree bark rubbings using
construction paper and old brown,
black, and gray crayons. Show the
children how to place the paper
on the trunk of the tree, and using
the side of the crayon against the
paper, make textured tree bark
• Sing “Fall Leaves” to the tune of
“This Old Man.”
I love to watch the leaves fall
All the red, yellow, brown,
orange, and gold—
The autumn leaves are falling
Closing the Fall Leaves Theme
Throughout your work with the Fall Leaves activities, ask chil-
dren questions that further enhance their comprehension and
appreciation. In your group times, be sure to discuss why trees are
important. Here are some additional questions you can use during
activities to bring this theme to a close.
Why do leaves turn colors?
What do trees give us?
What do trees give other animals?
Children capture the feel of a tree’s bark in their rubbings.
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