Thursday, October 22, 2009

stART ~ Clifford's First Autumn

A Story + Art = A Great stART!
Welcome to stART! I hope that you will enjoy our book and art project and maybe even share your own too! For an explanation of stART click here.

This week we read Clifford's First Autumn, by Normand Bridwell. This is a cute book that talks about some of the changes that autumn's cool weather brings, such as pumpkins, leaves changing colors and falling from the trees and kids playing football.

After Emily, Juliette and I read this book we talked about how the leaves on our trees were changing color and falling to the ground. I thought it would be fun to make our own fall leaf collage to go along with this book. Emily was very excited to go on a leaf hunt in the yard to find leaves for our project!

Emily picking up a leaf to put in her bucket.
I gave Emily watercolors to paint the paper for the leaf collage.

Emily glued the leaves onto the paper.

Emily's finished leaf collage.

  1. Izzie Mac and Me (Adam and Eve)
  2. A Mommy Talks (Pumpkin Collage)
  3. The Adventures of Bear (Swimmy)
  4. The Ramblings and Adventures of a SAHM
  5. Growing Up Our Style
  6. My Bilingual Boys - MUD
  7. Monkeyin Around
  8. Explorations (Its Pumpkin Time)
  9. My Family My Forever~The Very Lonely Firefly
  10. Our Nifty Notebook
  1. Monkey See Monkey Do (Mouses First Fall)
  2. Children Grow Children Explore Children Learn
  3. Almost Unschoolers - Goldilocks / Magic School Bus
  4. Mouse Grows Mouse Learns (Monster Musical Chairs)
  5. Red flyer school (bone soup)
  6. In Need of Chocolate (Little Yellow Leaf)
  7. Fun with Little Mouse (Winnie the Pooh)
  8. A Mommy Talks (Bone rattle)
  9. Blueberry Pancakes (Leaf Man) Our First Time!
  10. Brimful Curiosities (Leaves)

  11. This linky list is now closed.


Rebecca said...

Aw, she did a great job with this :)

Denise said...

Looks fun! I can't wait for the leaves to change around here.

Susana said...

I love her leaf collage, she did a great job!

By the way, I have been praying for Juliette and your family this week, and will continue too.

Jenny said...

So cute! Abby checked this book out from the library last week.

The girl who painted trees said...

I love the collage. It looks so much like leaves on a grassy area:)

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

What fun with leaves! Thanks so much for hosting this (especially after a hectic week), we really enjoy joining in.

sbswtp said...

It came out great :)

Debbie said...

This is so cute! She did a very good job!

I am keeping you all in my prayers and hope that Juliette is feeling much better and you get some answers soon!

Natalie PlanetSmarty said...

Great fall book and project. We just read Clifford First Halloween here. Anna is on Clifford kick again, but only chooses puppy books :)

Kim @ Life of a Modern Mom said...

I love reading all your great ideas. I can't wait to join in, hopefully I can get in gear and come up with something. :)

Hope Juliette is doing better, I can't imagine how scary going through that must be. Your in my thoughts and prayers.

Jen said...

Hi there, I'm a day late, but thought I would join anyway...Hope that's ok. I hope Juliette is doing better.

Melissa A. said...

There's an award for you on my blog!

Brimful Curiosities said...

We made a digital leaf collage this week and leaf prints. "Fall" seems to be the theme of the week!

Elise said...

Hi Michelle

Sounds like a delightful book for this time of year. What a fun project. Young children would enjoy this process - the collecting of the leaves, the painting and the gluing.

silly eagle books said...

I just found your blog and am so glad I did! stART is such a great idea--I'll be joining the next one for sure. We went on our own leaf hunt this week (I have a little Juliet also.) Thanks for the great ideas.


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