Fall Water Color Art by Children: Book GIVEAWAY

September 24, 2012

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Book of the Week: Let It Fall by Maryann Cocca – Leffler

Why we love this book:

Fall is on its way. “Mounds of color, raked up high – Jump right in and watch the sky.” Time for raking leaves, a chilly gusty breeze, apple picking, mountain air and the County Fair. The soft water color art introduces the changing color of the leaves and children enjoying outdoor scenes.

Let it Fall: giveaway

Grab your water colors and join the children as they paint their way into fall . . .

Fall Water Color Art

(FREE printable book at the end of this post.)

fall water color art by children


  • Fall books
  • water color paints
  • paint brushes
  • leaves of different shapes and sizes
  • pencil
  • card stock or water color paper

Step 1: Read Aloud Fall Books

fall water color art by children

Step 2: Draw Leaves

  • the children studied the leaves
  • we discussed symmetry
  • first they drew a line down the middle
  • next, they drew each side of the leaf
  • Miss Enigma had difficulty drawing and began tracing her leaves.

fall water color art by children

Step 3: Paint Leaves Fall Colors

  • the children mixed shades of yellow, orange, red and brown to create their fall leaf colors

fall water color art by children

fall water color leaves, Miss Enigma, age 5

Step 4: Paint Blue Background Around Leaves

  • we took our artistic inspiration from the water color paintings in Let It Fall

fall water color art by children

fall water color leaves, MacGyver, age 9

The Following Reading and Math Lesson was done one week after our fall water color lesson.

I See Fall Leaves: FREE printable book

I See Fall Leaves

(FREE printable book at end of post)

fall water color art by children

Step One: Draw Leaves For Each Page

  • Miss Enigma studied a very simple leaf.
  • I once again, showed her how to draw a line and then draw each side of the leaf.
  • Miss Enigma drew her leaves with a black Sharpie marker.

I See Fall Leaves: FREE printable book

Step 2: Paint Leaves with Fall Colors

  • She only painted 4 pages the first day.
  • Miss Engima wanted to paint ALL of the pages, but I thought 4 was plenty for one day!

I See Fall Leaves: FREE printable book

Miss Enigma, “This is my favorite! I love how I did the red, orange and yellow colors.”

Print this book FREE: I See Fall Leaves

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Let it Fall: Giveaway

We’re GIVING AWAY one copy of  Let it Fall by Maryann Cocca – Leffler.

To enter this contest, just answer the following question in the comments section of this post.

What is your favorite thing about fall? (Or just say “Hey.” We’re flexible around here.)

The Rules:

One entry per person, please.

No entries after 8:00 pm Central Time, Thursday, September 27, 2012

The winner must be a resident of The United States.

The winner will be selected at random and announced Friday, September 28, 2012. Check back to claim your prize. It might be you!

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{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

Knocked Up and Nursing September 24, 2012 at 6:09 pm

My fav thing about fall is the crisp weather and the changing leaves. Living in TX we don’t get much of these things. I miss the East coast autumns.

Lorie September 24, 2012 at 7:39 pm

My favorite thing about fall is Halloween!

maryanne @ mama smiles September 24, 2012 at 7:46 pm

I love everything about fall! The weather, the smell of the leaves, and the beautiful colors against blue skies. Also pumpkins and Thanksgiving!

Emily September 24, 2012 at 11:43 pm

I love the crisp autumn air and the brilliant bursts of colours!

Actually, now that I’ve moved from Toronto, Canada, to here in the San Francisco Bay Area, I miss the aforementioned things :-) I love the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival though with the yummy mooncakes.

Tara H September 25, 2012 at 2:14 pm

I love the cooler weather and the beautiful fall colors!

Gidget September 25, 2012 at 6:36 pm

I love that the weather is cool enough for weenie roasts!

Kelly Miller September 26, 2012 at 9:26 am

“Hey,” We’re flexible around here.

Brandy September 26, 2012 at 11:20 am

What is there not to love about the fall? I love the pumpkin patch, playing football in the yard, roasting marshmallows for smores, creating Halloween costumes, and not worrying about snakes when we’re in the woods. Content sigh. Really, I love everything about fall. (But I love the other seasons just the same for their own special reasons!)

Ellie September 27, 2012 at 12:46 am

My favorite thing about fall is the beautiful colors in the leaves of the trees. Around where we live, it is simply spectacular! I also love when it gets cold enough to curl up with blankets in the afternoon!

Jenn September 27, 2012 at 3:29 pm

My favorite thing about fall…I love all the holiday candles and scents that come out and of course getting to wear those sweaters again! :)

Jeannine September 27, 2012 at 5:10 pm

I can hear the High School band practicing as I sit here working. This time of year always reminds me of High School and football season.Fun memories.

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