Fun Day Monday

As the leaves continue to fall outside I have decided to post up another leaf activity for you….. leaf painting and printing. I hadn’t really anticipated how much fun the children would have doing this activity but it was definitely a winner here at my childminding service.

If you want to do this activity with your little one you will need the following:

  • A collection of leaves of different shapes and sizes
  • Paint – we used green, orange, red and copper
  • Paintbrush
  • Paper
  • An apron

and this is what you do:

  • Put the apron on your little one
  • Get them to paint directly onto the leaf
  • Turn the leaf upside down on the paper and pat it down – the children loved to pat their leaves
  • Peel the leaf back – this is the point where we got lots of “wows”!!
  • Repeat the whole process with different leaves and print all over the piece of paper
  • Stand back and admire your little one’s handiwork together