Bee and I went on a “signs of autumn walk” today. We looked at trees changing colors, observed which wild flowers were still out, and collected acorns. We also collected some fallen leaves in various states of decay. Some were freshly fallen, while others easily crumbled into “leaf glitter.” We used the latter in some artwork. (Bee wanted to try out her new glue stick.)
This is the first year she’s truly observant of the changes and is making connections. She barely remembers last year, so activities like this reinforce everything she’s learning about nature, and provide a creative, tactile lesson.
Leaves are changing, apples are blushing, pumpkins are at farm stands… Feels like autumn to me!