Kids generally think of leaf piles as extrodinarily exciting 'mountains' to jump in. And it's true! However, we have another activity to experience leaf piles creatively before the leaves go flying in all directions.

Fun with Colour

Observe a leaf pile near your home (or the photograph in this post) together with your child and ask him to identify as many colours as he can. This exercise is great for building observation and classification skills.

Challenge an older child by asking her to pick up individual leaves and decide on more descriptive colour names; for example eggplant purple, fire engine red, jade green. Then discuss how she chose to name the colours. This will help build her innovative thinking and verbal skills.

Check back soon for more ideas to 'fall' for the season.


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