Week at a Glance:
- Books for Kids GIVEAWAY: Ruth Heller’s Designs for Coloring Leaves
- Fall Leaf Art Activities for Kids
- Fall Leaf FREE printables
- Fall Theme Learning Activities
- Fall Theme Books for Kids
Book of the Week GIVEAWAY: Designs for Coloring Leaves by Ruth Heller
Why we love this book:
My children are not much interested in coloring books. Last year when I found Designs for Coloring Leaves, I took a chance on what I felt was a more advanced and open ended coloring book. Ruth Heller’s design book features thirty-one original black line leaf illustrations.
Last fall, my kiddos used Ruth Heller’s Leaf Designs to create mixed-media Leaf Art. The detailed leaf illustrations are especially nice for my South Texas kiddos who rarely get to experience a vibrant show of fall color. Quite a variety of leaf species are highlighted. Each leaf design begins with one great big leaf displayed on the page. The next page displays two leaves. The third page repeats the leaf design over and over again in small format. The pages are one sided, making them easy to color with crayons, markers, paint, pastels, etc.
Fall Leaf Art
- Tips for working with leaves and preserving those creative leaf collages!
- Fall leaves art lesson: symmetry, drawing, water color, mixing paint colors
- Mixed media leaf art inspired by Ruth Heller’s Designs for Coloring
- Step by step directions with photos for creating a gorgeous fall leaf mural.
- This one has been on my to do list!
- Step by step directions with photos for a creative approach to beautiful leaf prints.
- Unusual white leaf prints accented with bold fall colors.
FREE Fall printables
FREE printable book: Going on a Leaf Hunt
- FREE printable pattern book featuring a song adaptation about finding and counting fall leaves.
FREE printable book: Follow Me to Fall
- FREE printable book featuring stunning fall photos from Lost Maples State Park.
FREE printable book: I See Fall Leaves
- FREE printable black line book with pages featuring counting sentences about leaves.
- Each page designed for reading, math and illustrating.
Fall Leaf Theme Activities
- This is truly a new idea for me! Paper punch leaves in creative shapes. You must head over and take a look!
- Use to count, sort and make patterns.
- Create a unique fall design!
- Sort by conifer and deciduous trees.
- Collect leaves, sort and graph by kind or color.
- Post includes many fall theme study ideas.
- Lesson integrating Fall Leaves, The Giving Tree and Thanksgiving.
Fall Theme Books
Fall Leaves by Loretta Holland, illustrated by Elly MacKay
Fall Leaves is a newly released book showcasing the fall season in all of it’s changing glory. Simply put it’s absolutely magnificent. Here’s the interesting thing about this new fall book, it is both nostalgic and uniquely fresh and modern. The text has a poetry feel to it while incorporating science facts. The illustrations are radiant paper art created in a miniature theater. Put this on your fall list.
We’re GIVING AWAY one copy of Designs for Coloring Leaves by Ruth Heller
To enter this contest, use the Rafflecopter to answer the following question. After you leave a comment, you can move ahead with more entries.
Answer the following question in the comments section of this post.
Do you prefer fall when all of the leaves are changing autumn colors or do you prefer spring when everything is blossoming into new green leaves.? (Or just say “Hey.” We’re flexible around here.)
No entries after 11:59 pm Central Time, Sunday, November 2, 2013
The winner must be a resident of The United States.
The winner will be selected at random and announced Monday, November 3, 2013. Check back to claim your prize. It might be you!
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