My 3 year old has been so curious about the trees changing colors and the leaves falling off. I've tried the best to explain the whole process. A great book to explain is Leaves Fall Down by Lisa Bullard.
She has finally entered that stage where she has a
question about anything and everything. Those conversations seem to be
very interesting and I find myself not always sure what she wants to
hear, but I try my best.
Since my girls love painting, I had my husband pick up finger paints so that we could do some fun projects. I decided we should do some fun fall art projects since it is fall and we've been talking about what fall is.
I came across this activity on All Kids Network and tweaked it to fit my girls. I prepped a tree ahead of time (as I do with all art projects) instead of using their hand and arm. They were so excited about painting and had been waiting a couple days to do so.
The kids are supposed to make finger prints with the paint, but after
a few minutes of trying to get them to just use their finger tips, I
gave up and let them go at it on their own. After about 15 minutes they
had their paper covered and their hands full of paint and huge smiles on