Young students will enjoy tearing and pasting fall leaves in order to recreate a lovely Autumn scene. The teacher will need to cut a simple tree trunk to cover the length of a large standard sized piece of grey construction paper. He or she will also need to cut rakes from dark brown construction paper in advance. I have included two patterns for the rakes below.
- Give each young students brightly colored fall papers to tear for the leafs in this picture.
- After pasting their tree trunk onto their grey paper, students will need to paste and arrange brightly colored shredded papers on the tree, falling from the tree and in a large pile at the foot of the tree. This simple art project could take up to twenty five or thirty minutes depending upon the attention span of the participants.
- Play a selection of music during the activity to enhance the experience for your young students.
- After they have built up enough leaves under their fall tree, glue the ladder over them and leaning up against the tree.
- Don't forget to pinch the ends of the rake to form an angle.
- After the glue has dried, give the students a dark brown marker and encourage them to draw grooves into their tree trunk for added effect.
|The young students at the early learning center are shredding fall colored papers for their simple rake pictures.|
I have included the simpler rake pattern below for those of you who would prefer to make a simpler version of
the art lesson.